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Reference Number GR/S62185/01
Title PLATFORM: Materials for High Temperature Fuel Cell Technology
Status Completed
Energy Categories HYDROGEN and FUEL CELLS(Fuel Cells) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor J Irvine
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University of St Andrews
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 January 2004
End Date 31 December 2007
Duration 48 months
Total Grant Value £430,908
Industrial Sectors Electronics; Energy
Region Scotland
Programme Information & Communication Technology, Materials, Mechanical and Medical Eng, Physical Sciences
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor J Irvine , Chemistry, University of St Andrews (100.000%)
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Abstract This proposal seeks to provide funding for basic research in the St Andrews' fuel cell programme. This will underpin current studies and lead into further developments towards commercialisation of our technologies. The work will comprise structural, chemical, thermal and electrochemical characterisation of novel materials. These programmes will entail a broad range of approaches from basic atomic scale characterisation through microstructural control and fabrication to device production and testing We will focus on understanding the role of microstructure and composition in developing efficient fuel electrodes for utilisation in hydrocarbon containing fuels. New characterisation techniques will be developed. We will also focus on the relationships between basic structural and short-range and the oxide ion conduction properties of oxides. Work will continue on developing low temperature thin film supported electrolytes and application of such devices for steam electrolysis, witha view to utilising renewable energy to produce hydrogen. A new initiative working on solid state electrochemical methods and processes for preparing and utilising alternative carriers for clean hydrogen such as ammonia or dimethyl ether will be established
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