Advance Coatings on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Surface Engineering for Energy Harvesting, Conversion, and Storage".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 214

Special Issue Editors

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State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, China
Interests: solid oxide cell (new materials, surface and interfaces, SOFC stacks and thermo-electric system); functional coating (plasma spraying, cold spraying, laser cladding technology, deposition behavior of functional coating)

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State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, China
Interests: calculation fluid dynamics (thermal plasma, SOFC stack); functional coating (plasma spraying, deposition behavior of functional coating)

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) produce efficient and clean electricity from a variety of fuels. Good modularization, better fuel efficiency, less toxic products, all-solid-state structure, and high-temperature operation make SOFCs a promising, environmentally friendly energy source and grant them a wide variety of applications in energy conversion technology.

However, problems such as high operating temperature and high manufacturing costs are still great challenges for the further development of SOFCs. In this case, high-performance coatings are introduced to support the fabrication of SOFCs. Advanced coating technologies allow for the cost-effective deposition of porous coatings for anodes and cathodes, and dense ceramic coatings for electrolytes. These coatings could greatly improve the performance and lifespan of SOFC due to their excellent properties, such as good corrosion resistance, high electrical conductivity, and high thermal conductivity. In addition, anticorrosion and antioxidation coatings are also combined with conductive and insulating oxide protective layers to allow low-cost steel interconnectors to operate at SOFC operating temperatures. Therefore, present this Special Issue to share the new discoveries and developments in the technologies of coatings and their use in solid oxide fuel cells. Original research articles, communications, perspectives, and comprehensive review papers related to this topic are welcome.

Topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:

  • High-conductivity electrolyte materials and electrolytic materials;
  • Interface structure control, and numerical analysis of SOFCs;
  • Surface protection and coatings for electrodes via protective ceramic coatings or high-temperature corrosion coatings;
  • Advanced coating technology: electrophoretic deposition; vapor deposition; thermal spray, cold spray, plasma spray, etc.

Prof. Dr. Chengxin Li
Dr. Huiyu Zhang
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • solid oxide fuel cells
  • solid oxide electrolyte
  • electrolyte membrane
  • advanced coating technology

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