Advanced Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-07-M-0496
Agency Tracking Number: O074-006-4023
Amount: $99,977.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD07-T006
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
4403 Concourse Drive Suite C, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Shaowu Zha
 Research Scientist
 (734) 302-7632
Business Contact
 Aaron Crumm
Title: President
Phone: (734) 302-7632
Research Institution
 John Halloran
 2300 Hayward Street
Dept. of Material Sci. & Eng
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109 2136
 (734) 763-4970
 Nonprofit college or university
Low temperature (550 C) SOFC will be developed and characterized with a combination of impedance spectroscopy and high resolution microscopy (FIB, SEM, TEM, XEDS, EELS, SAED, CBED methods). Initial focus will be on a low temperature samarium doped ceria electrolyte and low temperature cathodes to include LSCuF, LSCoF-SDC, LSCuF-SDC, and SmSrCo-SDC. Key interfacial structure and aging effects will be investigated by preparing FIB sections at the cathode/cathode current collector interface; cathode interior; cathode/electrolyte interface; electrolyte/anode interface; and anode/anode current collector. Emphasis will be on long term endurance with clear definition of degradation mechanisms and mitigation strategies. Technology developed in this program will be readily adoptable in existing and future AMI power systems. Adaptive Materials Inc. will partner with the University of Michigan Material Science and Engineering Department thus coupling the leader in the low cost, rapid coextrusion of microtubule solid oxide fuel cells with the exceptional microscopy and characterization resources of the University of Michigan Electron Microbeam Analysis Laboratory (EMAL).

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