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DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW CATHODE FOR MOLTEN CARBONATE FUEL CELLS.

Objective

(A) SCIENTIFIC:
- COMPREHENSION OF THE DISSOLUTION MECHANISMS AMD KINETICS OF LITHIATED NICKEL OXIDE IN CONTACT WITH CO2,O2 AND CO;
- ANALYSIS OF THE CRYSTALLOGRAPHIC STRUCTURE OF THE CATHODE MATERIAL PREPARED BY DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES;
- DEVELOPMENT OF THE PVD TECHNOLOGY FOR THE DEPOSITION OF LITIATED NICKEL OXIDE.

(B) TECHNICAL:

- A CATHODE MATERIAL THAT IMPROVES THE PERFORMANCE OF THOSE CURRENTLY USED.
(C) ECONOMIC BENEFITS ARE DIFFICULT TO ASSESS SINCE THEY ARE TIED UP WITH THE MARKET POTENTIAL OF MOLTEN CARBONATE FUEL CELLS.

THE AIM OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE OF THE CURRENT CATHODES IN MOLTEN CARBONATE FUEL CELLS. RESEARCH IS THEREFORE GEARED TO THE FOLLOWING OBJECTIVES:

(1) STUDIES BY ELECTRONIC SPECTROSCOPY (PS - AUGER) OF THE DISSOLUTION MECHANISMS OF LI X NI L-X O;
(2) STUDIES OF THE CRYSTALLOGRAPHIC ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE IN ORDER TO OBTAIN THE CORRECT STOICHIOMETRY AND MINIMIZE DISSOLUTION;
(3) PRODUCTION OF PVD LAYERS OF LIXNIL-XO IN ORDER TO IMPROVE THE RESISTANCE TO DISSOLVING.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CISE - Centro Informazioni Studi ed Esperienze SpA
Address
Via Reggio Emilia 39
20090 Segrate Milano
Italy

Participants (5)

Ansaldo Industria SpA
Italy
Address
Via Pieragostini 50
16151 Genova
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
Italy
Address
Via Toiano 6
80072 Arco Felice (Napoli)
ECN
Netherlands
Address

1755 ZG Petten
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC (TRADING AS SYNETIX)
United Kingdom
Address
Blounts Court, Sonning Common
RG4 9NH Reading
TECHNISCHE HOGESCHOOL
Netherlands
Address

Eindhoven