High performance anode with dendritic porous structure for low temperature solid oxide fuel cells

Xin Shao, William D.A. Rickard, Dehua Dong, Huu Dang, Martin Saunders, Aaron Dodd, Gordon Parkinson, Chun Zhu Li

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A dendritic porous supported microstructure simultaneously creates small pore size and broad gas diffusion pathways in a solid oxide fuel cell anode membrane. This microstructure also achieves pore sizes that reduce with increasing depth within the membrane without increasing the structure tortuosity. Such a microstructure supplies high triple phase boundary density, fast gas diffusion and low polarization resistance. Here we characterise the performance of a porous anode with such a dendritic microstructure. The solid oxide fuel cell with this high performance anode achieved 0.92 W cm−2 power density at 600 °C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17849-17856
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number37
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sept 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Anode microstructure
  • Dendritic
  • Low-temperature fuel cells
  • Microchannel
  • Porous structure

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