APPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY:
- Water Electrolysis
- Stationary power generation
- Enables the deposition of a dense, thin, defect-free, well-adhered electrolyte on a porous electrode
- Improves the electronic and ionic conduction in the electrode layer
Researchers at Berkeley Lab and United Technologies Research Center have developed a new method of fabricating metal-supported solid oxide cells for water electrolysis and stationary power generation. This fabrication process enables the deposition of a continuous high-quality BZCY proton-conducting electrolyte on a porous electrode without the need for further processing at elevated temperature.
This technology addresses the processing challenges associated with co-sintering the electrolyte and metal support and improves the quality of sintering of the electrolyte at the maximum processing temperature that is acceptable for the metal support.
STATUS: Available for licensing or collaborative research.
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Solid Oxide Cell Technologies: Metal-Supported Proton-Conducting Solid Oxide Cell (2018-121)