The world's energy resources are limited by a depleting source of fossil fuel, emissions from current fuel methods that pollute the environment, and political and economic constrains. Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) are being researched as an alternative energy source for some applications (such as power plants and generators). The fabrication of solid oxide fuel cells utilize ceramic nanomaterials. In this module, we will study the properties of ceramics, nanomaterials, and how SOFC are made and how they operate.
The main curriculum in this module was developed by Dr. Olivia Graeve, University of Nevada-Reno
Team Work Stuff
Class Period 4:Diffusion via Defects in SOFC
Class Period 6: Ceramic Phase Diagrams
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