Dr. Dimitri Bronin delivers presentation on Electrode Degradation at the European Fuel Cell Forum in Lucerne, Switzerland
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, July 3, 2008 – Solid Cell's chief electrochemist, Dr. Dimitri Bronin, delivered an oral presentation today at the “Durability and Integrity” session of the 8th European Forum on SOFCs in Lucerne, Switzerland. Dr. Bronin spoke about the "Nature of Electrode Degradation in SOFCs" – a pressing problem in the SOFC industry. Following the presentation, Dr. Bronin was beseeched with inquiries for additional information and with requests for his publications.
"Understanding the nature of electrode degradation is an urgent problem leading to significant reduction in the performance characteristics of SOFC power plants," said Dr. Bronin. He and his team have been studying degradation of LSM cathodes and Ni-cermet anodes. These types of electrodes are used by Solid Cell’s SOFCs. Certain hypotheses were reached to describe the mechanisms leading to irreversible degradation in electrodes. The research was conducted using proprietary electrochemical impedance techniques in order to eliminate bias introduced by other common methods of investigating electrode degradation. As a result, Solid Cell has been able to make improvement to its electrodes, leading to an increase in performance characterisitcs of its proprietary SOFC.
The European SOFC Forum is one of a handful of premiere SOFC industry events. This year the Forum was attended by scientists from over 25 countries. Other members of Solid Cell at the Forum included Chief Executive Officer Arkady Malakhov and Cheif Technology Officer Dr. Anatoly Demin.
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