Proton conductors for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs)

E. Traversa*, E. Fabbri

*Corresponding author for this work

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With the aim of lowering solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) operating temperatures, there has been growing interest recently in high-temperature proton conductors (HTPCs). This chapter discusses the basic theory of the proton conduction mechanism in oxides and the reactions occurring at the electrodes when an HTPC electrolyte is used. A critical and comprehensive review of the state-of- the-art HTPC electrolytes is then presented, together with a review of the state of the art in electrodes for application with HTPC electrolytes. SOFC applications for HTPC electrolytes are also reviewed and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFunctional Materials for Sustainable Energy Applications
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9780857090591
StatePublished - Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Electrode processes
  • Proton conducting oxides
  • Proton conduction
  • Solid oxide fuel cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Energy


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