Solid Oxide Fuels Cells: Facts and Figures

Past Present and Future Perspectives for SOFC Technologies

  • John T.S. Irvine
  • Paul Connor

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Subhash C. Singhal
    Pages 1-23
  3. Mogens Mogensen, Peter Holtappels
    Pages 25-45
  4. Janina Molenda, Konrad Świerczek
    Pages 47-69
  5. Yngve Larring, Marie-Laure Fontaine
    Pages 71-93
  6. John T. S. Irvine, Paul Connor
    Pages 163-180
  7. Stephen J. Skinner, Stuart Cook, John A. Kilner
    Pages 181-201
  8. Niels Christiansen
    Pages 203-228
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 229-230

About this book


Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) operate at high temperatures allowing more fuel flexibility and also useful heat output and so increase total efficiency, but does give some interesting engineering challenges.  Solid Oxide Fuels Cells: Facts and Figures provides clear and accurate data for a selection of SOFC topics from the specific details of Ni cermet anodes, chemical expansion in materials, and the measuring and modelling of mechanical stresses, to the broader scope of the history and present design of cells, to SOFC systems and the future of SOFC. 

Celebrating Ulf Bossel’s work on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, and especially his running of the European Fuel Cell Forum, Solid Oxide Fuels Cells: Facts and Figures covers important topics on the way including intermediate temperature fuel cells, metal supported fuel cells and both new materials and engineering solutions to some of the challenges of getting SOFC to market.   The chapters are based on the special plenary talks given by some of the most respected and talented people in the field at the 2010 European SOFC Forum in Luzern and the title for this book comes from the report produced by Ulf for the IEA “Final Report on SOFC Data, Facts and Figures”, Swiss Federal Office of Energy, Berne, 1992.

The comprehensive nature of Solid Oxide Fuels Cells: Facts and Figures makes it a key resource of SOFC topics for students, lecturers, researchers and industry practitioners alike.


Mechanical Properties Metal Supported Cells Perspective Cathode Materials Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Thermochemical Expansion

Editors and affiliations

  • John T.S. Irvine
    • 1
  • Paul Connor
    • 2
  1. 1.AnstrutherUnited Kingdom
  2. 2., Chemistry DepartmentUniversity of St AndrewsFifeUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-4455-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-4456-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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