In situ measurement of SOFC anode surface processes

Edward Brightman, Rob Maher, Douglas G. Ivey, Greg Offer, Nigel Brandon

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One of the remaining challenges facing state-of-the-art nickel-based SOFC anodes is their susceptibility to degradation induced by redox cycling and chemical poisoning, most notably by carbon and sulphur. An enhanced scientific understanding of chemical interactions on the surface of SOFC electrodes is therefore critical to the development of robust nickel-based anodes. This paper draws together work on advanced electrochemical studies, thin-foil samples, and Raman spectroscopy studies of anode materials, together with results from a new customized SOFC test rig using combined in situ Raman and electrochemical measurements. The in situ test rig opens up a whole range of new research possibilities and these will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolid Oxide Fuel Cells 12, SOFC XII
Place of PublicationPennington, NJ
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Event12th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, SOFC-XII - 219th ECS Meeting - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: 1 May 20116 May 2011


Conference12th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, SOFC-XII - 219th ECS Meeting
CityMontreal, QC


  • SOFC anodes
  • degradation
  • carbon poisoning
  • sulphur poisoning
  • electrochemical studies
  • raman spectroscopy


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