Recent developments in the miniaturization of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) are presented. The most successful designs for fabricating SOFCs for portable applications at lower operating temperatures include micro-tubular SOFC design and the thin-film design of SOFCs prepared on silicon substrates using microfabrication technologies. A different processing procedure using electrophoretic deposition (EPD) is proposed by the Alberta Research Council in Canada that has shown advantages for the fabrication of ceramic multilayers for SOFCs. The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and the Fine Ceramics Research Association (FCRA) of Nagoya, Japan, has developed a completely different design for the stack, consisting of a cube-shaped array of micro-tubular cells distributed in a porous matrix made of the cathode material.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Electrochemical Society Interface|
|State||Published - Sep 2009|
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