Electrode materials: A challenge for the exploitation of protonic solid oxide fuel cells

Emiliana Fabbri*, Daniele Pergolesi, Enrico Traversa

*Corresponding author for this work

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High temperature proton conductor (HTPC) oxides are attracting extensive attention as electrolyte materials alternative to oxygen-ion conductors for use in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) operating at intermediate temperatures (400-700 °C). The need to lower the operating temperature is dictated by cost reduction for SOFC pervasive use. The major stake for the deployment of this technology is the availability of electrodes able to limit polarization losses at the reduced operation temperature. This review aims to comprehensively describe the state-of-the-art anode and cathode materials that have so far been tested with HTPC oxide electrolytes, offering guidelines and possible strategies to speed up the development of protonic SOFCs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number044301
JournalScience and Technology of Advanced Materials
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Anode
  • Cathode
  • High temperature proton conducting electrolytes
  • Solid oxide fuel cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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