Screen-printing for the fabrication of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC)

C. Pijolat,     École Nationale Supérieure des Mines, France


This chapter is focused on current development efforts in the field of fuel cells (FCs). After an introduction on the principle of FCs, the relevance of screen-printing to solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) developments is pointed out. The main part of the chapter is devoted to the use of screen-printing for material elaboration with a large difference between electrolytes and electrodes: it is necessary to obtain thin and dense layers for electrolytes; conversely, for electrodes (anodes and cathodes) the challenge lies in getting thick and porous layers. Special applications are presented in the last ...

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