Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs)

  • Kazunari SasakiEmail author
  • Yusuke Shiratori
  • Shunsuke Taniguchi
  • Akari Hayashi
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


This chapter describes the operating principles of solid oxide fuel cells. The fundamental components (electrolyte and electrode) are explained from the viewpoint of material science. Typical types of cell and stack structures are also described.


SOFC O2− ion conductivity High temperature Ceramic Chemical degradation Hydrogen utilization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazunari Sasaki
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yusuke Shiratori
    • 2
  • Shunsuke Taniguchi
    • 1
  • Akari Hayashi
    • 1
  1. 1.International Research Center for Hydrogen EnergyKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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