Institute: Imperial College

Application of 3D imaging and analysis to the design of improved current collectors for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Prof Nigel Brandon

Prof Alan Atkinson


This project sought to apply 3D imaging and modelling methods to develop a design tool that would support the design of current collectors for SOFC electrodes.

The result was the development and demonstration of a new methodology to understand how porous ceramic materials respond to point loads. This was validated against 3D imaging and nano-indentation experiments on SOFC cathodes.