Recent Progress on the Utilization of Nanomaterials in Microtubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

  • Mohd Hilmi Mohamed
  • Siti Munira Jamil
  • Mohd Hafiz Dzarfan OthmanEmail author
  • Mukhlis A Rahman
  • Juhana Jaafar
  • Ahmad Fauzi Ismail


This chapter describes the method of producing hollow fiber for a microtubular solid oxide fuel cell (MT-SOFC) using nanomaterial-based structures. This chapter focuses on the utilization of yttrium-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) and cerium-gadolinium oxide (CGO) nanomaterials for high and intermediate working temperatures of MT-SOFC, respectively. The chapter then discusses the nanomaterial available and a number of attempts to produce the nanomaterial for the electrolyte. Then, the advantages of using nanomaterial are also discussed. Finally, this chapter concludes the future of nanomaterial for MT-SOFC and its future challenges.


Microtubular solid oxide fuel cell Nanomaterials Yttrium-stabilized zirconia Cerium-gadolinium oxide 



The authors would like to express their gratitude to Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Research University Grant Tier 1 (12H25), and UTMShine Flagship Grant (03G29) for the support and funds.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohd Hilmi Mohamed
    • 1
    • 2
  • Siti Munira Jamil
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mohd Hafiz Dzarfan Othman
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Mukhlis A Rahman
    • 1
    • 2
  • Juhana Jaafar
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ahmad Fauzi Ismail
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Advanced Membrane Technology Research CentreUniversiti Teknologi MalaysiaJohorMalaysia
  2. 2.Renewable Energy Research Group, Department of Energy Engineering, Faculty of Chemical and Energy EngineeringUniversiti Teknologi MalaysiaJohorMalaysia

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