Smaller reversible fuel cells could be more powerful
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Published : 6 June 2022
Miniaturizing reversible fuel cells could be the best path toward higher power densities.
The Adfun project, a joint effort between LMGP and Imperial College London, is testing this hypothesis through two PhD research projects, one on new materials and one on advanced electrochemical interface characterization.
LMGP will focus on an unconventional cathode material, lanthanum nickelate, which will be deposited in thin (tens to hundreds of nanometers) layers and microstructured to increase the active surface area.
The objective of the Adfun project is to develop thin (under a micron thick) reversible fuel cells that can operate at 500 °C instead of 800 °C and whose specific power density is five times that of conventional fuel cells.