Advances in Solid Oxide Cells (SOCs): Performance and Reliability

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2024 | Viewed by 76

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Chile, Santiago 8370456, Chile
Interests: solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs); mechanical properties of materials, mixed ionic and electronic materials (MIECs)

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Guest Editor Assistant
Department of Materials Engineering, University of Concepción, Concepción 4070415, Chile
Interests: metal supported solid oxide cells (MS-SOCs); proton ceramic fuel cells (PCFCs); powder manufacturing process

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue aims to capture the recent advancements in Solid Oxide Cells (SOCs) with a specific focus on their performance and reliability. With the expanding interest in sustainable energy sources, SOCs have emerged as promising candidates for efficient energy conversion. This Special Issue presents an exclusive platform to explore the latest research and developments in SOCs, covering a broad scope of related topics.

The Special Issue seeks original research papers, review articles, and case studies that enhance our understanding and address challenges in the field of SOCs. Authors are encouraged to contribute their findings on various aspects, including innovative materials, fabrication techniques, performance optimization strategies, durability enhancements, and long-term reliability assessments.

Relevant topics for manuscript submission include, but are not limited to:

  1. Electrochemical processes and mechanisms within SOCs;
  2. Modeling and simulation of SOC performance and behavior;
  3. Experimental investigations on SOCs under different operating conditions;
  4. Advances in materials science for SOCs, including novel electrode, electrolyte, and interconnect materials;
  5. Manufacturing techniques and process optimization for SOCs;
  6. Characterization and testing methods for evaluating SOC performance and durability;
  7. Novel approaches for improving the reliability and lifetime of SOCs;
  8. Techno-economic analyses and market perspectives for SOC applications.

Authors are encouraged to provide novel insights, experimental validation, and significant advancements in the field. Contributions combining theoretical analyses with practical applications are highly welcomed. The ultimate goal of this Special Issue is to advance the scientific understanding of SOCs and pave the way for their successful implementation in sustainable energy systems.

By bringing together the latest research and knowledge in this field, we anticipate that this Special Issue will play a vital role in shaping the future of SOCs, fostering collaboration among researchers and facilitating the wider adoption of this promising energy conversion technology.

Dr. Ali Akbari-Fakhrabadi
Guest Editor

Dr. Felipe Sanhueza-Gómez
Guest Editor Assistant

Manuscript Submission Information

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • solid oxide fuel cells
  • solid oxide electrolysis cells
  • SOC performance
  • reliability assessment

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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