Performance Investigation of a Nickel Cermet Anode Modified with Copper, Alkaline Earth Metal Oxide, Boron, and Perovskite for Direct Methane Fuel Cell
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In Situ and Operando Characterization of Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Submission Deadline: July 31, 2021 (Open) Submit Now
Quentin Meyer, PhD
Nanoelectrochemistry Group, The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney 2032, New South Wales. Australia.
Research Interests: hydrogen fuel cell; advanced metrology development; non-precious metal catalysts.
Robin T. White, PhD
ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions, Carl Zeiss Microscopy, Pleasanton, California 94588, United States
Research Interests: energy materials and devices; in-situ and operando imaging; advanced image processing
About This Topic
The development of zero-carbon emission electrochemical energy conversion technologies such as hydrogen fuel cells, as promising alternatives to energy production by fossil fuels, has tremendously attracted interests in recent years. Among the fundamental challenges hindering the commercialisation of fuel cells are their inherent complexity and the lack of an in-depth understanding of the undergoing electrochemical processes. In situ and operando characterisation techniques identify local structural changes and electrochemical phenomena which cannot be captured by conventional measurements. Linking structural and electrochemical processes in the same geometric area and the related information has been challenging in the past due to inherent limitations such as sample size and imaging resolution. This has created a significant knowledge gap in the structure‐to-performance relationships as operating conditions and degradation unevenly affect different areas of the cell. To attempt closing this gap, this Special Issue welcomes research findings and advancements on the mapping and imaging of hydrogen fuel cells. The research areas include fuel cell 3-D imaging techniques such as X-ray computed tomography (X-CT), X-ray absorption near-edge structure spectroscopy computed tomography (CT-XANES) and TEM-tomography, as well as fuel cell mapping using techniques such as neutron imaging and current mapping. Studies combining both approaches are particularly welcome.
hydrogen fuel cells; 3-D imaging; neutron imaging; current mapping.
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