Institute: Lancaster & St-Andrews

Application of novel electrode structures developed for SOFC technologies into AFC systems to increase anode performance and cycling durability

Dr Richard Dawson

Prof John Irvine


This project will be investigating the use of exsolution decorated, electronically conductive, perovskite materials to produce alkaline fuel cell (AFC) electrode structures. It is hoped these structures will display enhanced activity, improved startup characteristics, and improved cycling and steady state durability.

Work has been completed at St Andrews developing and tailoring methods for generating high surface area powders with large numbers of active exsolutions of candidate electrocatalyst. This has been complemented by electrode development and testing at Lancaster University.