Research Project

Interface-region engineering of high-temperature electrodes based on in-situ measurements under real operation conditions.


Tatsuya Kawada
Tatsuya Kawada


Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) is a flexible and expedient energy conversion system for achieving stable energy supply with low carbon emission. A key technology towards commercialization is the optimization of the electordes, which, however, is not an easy task because of the complicated processes taking place around the interfaces. The goal of this study is to develop measurement and analysis methods for understanding nano-, micro-, and macro-scale behaviors of the interface region under real operation conditions, and to establish an engineering approach to design the optimum interface for high temperature electrodes.