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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

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Class Period 1 : Overview of SOFC

Class Period 2: Introduction to Ceramics

Class Period 3: Ceramic Defects

Class Period 4:Diffusion via Defects in SOFC

Class Period 5: Ceramic Phase Diagrams

Class Period 6: Ceramic Phase Diagrams

This is a multi-university effort with contributions from:

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Chemical and Materials Engineering
Prof. Stacy Gleixner

University of Nevada, Reno
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Prof. Olivia Graeve

University of Florida Wordmark
Materials Science and Engineering
Prof. Elliot Douglas

Prof. Laura Demsetz

Materials Science and Engineering
Prof. Amy Moll

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grant number DUE #0341633.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

This page is maintained by Prof. Stacy Gleixner.  SJSU logo
San Jose State University
Questions or problems please send email to gleixner@email.sjsu.edu or call (408)924-4051.
The page was last updated 04/26/06 .