Anode Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Solid oxide fuel cells are one of the most promising power generation systems that can convert chemical energy directly into electricity with minimum environmental impact. The sluggish activity and stability of the SOFC anodes is one of the most critical issues that prohibit their further commercialization. Here we are interested in develop novel perovskite material as the anodes SOFC. When treated with hydrogen at high temperature, our materials can exsolve metal or alloy nanoparticles on the surface enhancing the anode activity. In addition, we are also interested in gaining additional insight into the mechanism of exsolution using both continuum and atomistic simulations.