Frontiers in Ceramic Science

Frontiers in Ceramic Science

Volume: 1

Functional Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Processing, Microstructure and Performance

Indexed in: EBSCO.

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A Brief Review on Anode Materials and Reactions Mechanism in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Pp. 26-41 (16)

Caroline Gomes Moura, João Paulo de Freitas Grilo, Rubens Maribondo do Nascimento and Daniel Araújo de Macedo


This chapter presents a state-of-art brief review on anode materials for SOFC. Materials, processing and synthesis routes to attain porous anodes are highlighted. Especial attention is given to Ni-ceramic phase (especially fluorite-type structure ceramics) cermets. Some aspects about prospects and problems of the currently developed electrodes materials are elucidated. Electrodes for intermediate temperature SOFCs (IT-SOFCs) are discussed in relation to other conventional electrodes. The electrochemical characterization of anodes, as mixed ionic-electronic conductors, is briefly outlined.


Anodes, Ceramics, Cermets, chemical routes, conventional routes, Electrical properties, Electrodes, Mixed Ionic-Electronic Conductor, Porous, Solid Oxide Fuel Cell.


Department of Mechanical Engineerin/CMEMS, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal.