Effect of zirconia addition to Ni-Ni/Al anodes on microstructure and mechanical properties for molten carbonate fuel cell

G. Accardo, D. Frattini, A. Moreno, S.P. Yoon, J. Han, S.W. Nam

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Abstract

Molten Carbonate fuel cell (MCFCs) are being applied in commercial power devices due to their high electrical efficiency and fuel flexibility. The anode material in MCFC should have high melting temperature, excellent oxidation resistance, good creep resistance and a good fracture toughness to be successfully used in such environments. In this work, nano zirconia particles were added to Ni-Al anode electrode and their effects on sintering and microstructure were investigated by comparing it with ZrO2-free anode electrode. Results show that zirconia particles can effectively interact with cubic structure of Ni-Al alloys by strengthening the main slip planes thus reducing creep strain. Therefore, this study presents the possibility that nano zirconia can be added to anode for MCFC applications.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event6th European Fuel Cell Technology and Applications Conference - Piero Lunghi Conference, EFC 2015 - Naples, Italy
Duration: 1 Jan 2015 → …

Conference

Conference6th European Fuel Cell Technology and Applications Conference - Piero Lunghi Conference, EFC 2015
CountryItaly
CityNaples
Period1/1/15 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Accardo, G., Frattini, D., Moreno, A., Yoon, S. P., Han, J., & Nam, S. W. (2015). Effect of zirconia addition to Ni-Ni/Al anodes on microstructure and mechanical properties for molten carbonate fuel cell. Paper presented at 6th European Fuel Cell Technology and Applications Conference - Piero Lunghi Conference, EFC 2015, Naples, Italy.