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ONEBAT - Battery Replacement using Miniaturized Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

Titel Englisch ONEBAT - Battery Replacement using Miniaturized Solid Oxide Fuel Cell
Gesuchsteller/in Bieberle-Hütter Anja
Nummer 126830
Förderungsinstrument Sinergia
Forschungseinrichtung Cells and BioMaterials Department Materials ETH Zurich
Hochschule ETH Zürich - ETHZ
Hauptdisziplin Materialwissenschaften
Beginn/Ende 01.01.2010 - 31.03.2013
Bewilligter Betrag 1'800'000.00
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Keywords (18)

solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC); micro-SOFC; thin film deposition; microfabrication; gas processing; materials; interfaces; thin films; butane; modeling and simulation; packaging; solid state ionics; Free-standing membrane; Catalysis; Thermo-mechanical properties; System development; Battery replacement; Micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS)

Lay Summary (Englisch)

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Lay summary
The idea behind the project proposal is the vision of a micro-SOFC system which can be used as battery replacement for small portable electronic equipment. A factor of two to four higher energy density, geographical independence and immediate charging are expected from a micro-SOFC system compared to state-of-the-art Li-ion batteries. Polymer based fuel cells are not expected to show similar performance improvements over state-of-the-art batteries.Fundamental basic research on single topics is required in order to pave the way for such a new application. The central question is: Can an electrochemical device such as a micro- SOFC be operated at temperatures as low as 300-550°C when fueled with liquid gas and air?Fundamental aspects have to be studied in the fields of catalysis, micro-nanofabrication, chemical engineering, thermodynamics, MEMS packaging combined with those from materials science with features in the nanometer size range, i.e.- materials fabrication; specifically those techniques which allow to generate metal oxide thin films, that allow the microstructuring of thin films by photo lithography techniques, structuring of substrates (Si- single crystals as well as photosensitive glasses), bonding of substrates and the electrical conductivities of MeO films with nano-sized grained structures- materials characterization, in specific microstructural, structural, thermal, electrical, electrochemical, catalytic, mechanical characterization- designing of components and interfaces, such as SOFC membranes and arrays, gas processing, thermal system, support components, entire system The overall structure of the project is based on the structure of a potential electrochemical system in order to make sure to consider all important aspects and interfaces. The following five workpackages are defined: - WP1: Micro- SOFC thin films and membranes / WP2: Micro-fabricated gas processing unit / WP3: Thermo-mechanical simulations / WP4: Packaging and system integration / WP5: Alternative packaging approach by LTCC Seven Swiss groups from 5 Swiss institutions, i.e. ETHZ, EPFL, CSEM, ZHAW, and NTB, are involved in order to bring in all the different disciplines and experimental skills and tools required for the investigation of this complex and multi-disciplinary research.
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Precursor decomposition, microstructure and porosity of yttria stabilized zirconia thin films prepared by aerosol assisted chemical vapour deposition
(2013), Precursor decomposition, microstructure and porosity of yttria stabilized zirconia thin films prepared by aerosol assisted chemical vapour deposition, in Adv. Energy Mater, 3, 375.
Syngas generation from n-butane with an integrated MEMS assembly for gas processing in micro-solid oxide fuel cell systems.
(2012), Syngas generation from n-butane with an integrated MEMS assembly for gas processing in micro-solid oxide fuel cell systems., in Lab on a chip, 12(22), 4894-902.
A micro heater platform with fluid channels for testing micro-solid oxide fuel cell components
(2012), A micro heater platform with fluid channels for testing micro-solid oxide fuel cell components, in Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 175, 218-224.
Residual Stress and Buckling Patterns of Free-standing Yttria-stabilized-zirconia Membranes Fabricated by Pulsed Laser Deposition
(2012), Residual Stress and Buckling Patterns of Free-standing Yttria-stabilized-zirconia Membranes Fabricated by Pulsed Laser Deposition, in FUEL CELLS, 12(4), 614-623.
Analyzing a micro-solid oxide fuel cell system by global energy balances
(2012), Analyzing a micro-solid oxide fuel cell system by global energy balances, in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, 37(13), 10318-10327.
Influence of microstructure on the cross-plane oxygen ion conductivity of YSZ thin films
(2012), Influence of microstructure on the cross-plane oxygen ion conductivity of YSZ thin films, in Phys. Status Solidi A, 209(8), 1414-1422.
La0.6Sr0.4CoO3- Thin Films Prepared by Pulsed Laser Deposition as Cathodes for Micro-Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
(2012), La0.6Sr0.4CoO3- Thin Films Prepared by Pulsed Laser Deposition as Cathodes for Micro-Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, 333-336.
Residual Stress and Buckling Patterns of Yttria-Stabilised-Zirconia Thin Films for Micro-Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Membranes
(2012), Residual Stress and Buckling Patterns of Yttria-Stabilised-Zirconia Thin Films for Micro-Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Membranes, 45(1), 475-480.
A nanoparticle bed micro-reactor with high syngas yield for moderate temperature micro-scale SOFC power plants
(2012), A nanoparticle bed micro-reactor with high syngas yield for moderate temperature micro-scale SOFC power plants, in Chem. Eng. Sc., 84, 469-478.
A spatially-resolved temperature-dependent model for butane reforming over rhodium catalyst
(2012), A spatially-resolved temperature-dependent model for butane reforming over rhodium catalyst, in Intern. J. Hydr. Energy, 37(11), 9067-9075.
Crack-free yttria stabilized zirconia thin films by aerosol assisted chemical vapor deposition: Influence of water and aerosol carrier gas
(2012), Crack-free yttria stabilized zirconia thin films by aerosol assisted chemical vapor deposition: Influence of water and aerosol carrier gas, in Thin Solid Films, 522, 58.
Influence of microstructure on the cross-plane oxygen ion conductivity of yttria-stabilized zirconia thin films
(2012), Influence of microstructure on the cross-plane oxygen ion conductivity of yttria-stabilized zirconia thin films, in Phys. Status Solidi A, 209, 1414.
Thin film growth of yttria stabilized zirconia by aerosol assisted chemical vapor deposition
(2012), Thin film growth of yttria stabilized zirconia by aerosol assisted chemical vapor deposition, in J. Pow. Sourc., 202, 47.
Electrochemical properties of La0.58Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O 3 thin films with varying microstructures
(2012), Electrochemical properties of La0.58Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O 3 thin films with varying microstructures, in J. Electrochem. Soc., 159(5), 471-482.
Experimental study of single triple-phase-boundary and Pt-YSZ composite as cathodes for micro solid oxide fuel cells
(2012), Experimental study of single triple-phase-boundary and Pt-YSZ composite as cathodes for micro solid oxide fuel cells, in Journal of Power Sources, 206, 84-90.
Crystallisation of Foturan glass ceramics
(2012), Crystallisation of Foturan glass ceramics, in J. Eur. Ceram. Soc., 32, 302-310.
Thin film growth of yttria stabilized zirconia by aerosol assisted chemical vapor deposition
(2012), Thin film growth of yttria stabilized zirconia by aerosol assisted chemical vapor deposition, in J. Power Sourc., 202, 47-55.
Properties of flame sprayed Ce0.8Gd0.2O 1.9-δ electrolyte thin films
(2011), Properties of flame sprayed Ce0.8Gd0.2O 1.9-δ electrolyte thin films, in Advanced Functional Materials, 21(3), 532-539.
Tailoring of LaxSr1-xCoyFe 1-yO3-δ nanostructure by pulsed laser deposition
(2011), Tailoring of LaxSr1-xCoyFe 1-yO3-δ nanostructure by pulsed laser deposition, in Advanced Functional Materials, 21(14), 2764-2775.
Dealloying of platinum-aluminum thin films: Electrode performance
(2011), Dealloying of platinum-aluminum thin films: Electrode performance, in PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 84(18), 184111-1-184111-5.
Dealloying of Platinum-Aluminum Thin Films: Dynamics of Pattern Formation
(2011), Dealloying of Platinum-Aluminum Thin Films: Dynamics of Pattern Formation, in PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 107(22), 225503-1-225503-4.
Nonlinear oxidation kinetics of nickel cermets
(2011), Nonlinear oxidation kinetics of nickel cermets, in ACTA MATERIALIA, 59(16), 6239-6245.
The impact of etching during microfabrication on the microstructure and the electrical conductivity of gadolinia-doped ceria thin films
(2011), The impact of etching during microfabrication on the microstructure and the electrical conductivity of gadolinia-doped ceria thin films, in JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES, 196(15), 6070-6078.
Characterization of thin films for solid oxide fuel cells facilitated by micropatterning
(2011), Characterization of thin films for solid oxide fuel cells facilitated by micropatterning, in SCRIPTA MATERIALIA, 65(2), 84-89.
Micro-fabrication of patterned LSCF thin-film cathodes with gold current collectors
(2011), Micro-fabrication of patterned LSCF thin-film cathodes with gold current collectors, in SOLID STATE IONICS, 192(1), 619-626.
Crystallization and grain growth characteristics of yttria-stabilized zirconia thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition
(2011), Crystallization and grain growth characteristics of yttria-stabilized zirconia thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition, in SOLID STATE IONICS, 191(1), 12-23.
A fast hybrid start-up process for thermally self-sustained catalytic n-butane reforming in micro-SOFC power plants
(2011), A fast hybrid start-up process for thermally self-sustained catalytic n-butane reforming in micro-SOFC power plants, in J. Energy & Environmental Science, 4(8), 3041-3050.
Microscopic and Nanoscopic Three-Phase-Boundaries of Platinum Thin-Film Electrodes on YSZ Electrolyte
(2011), Microscopic and Nanoscopic Three-Phase-Boundaries of Platinum Thin-Film Electrodes on YSZ Electrolyte, in ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, 21(3), 565-572.
Engineering disorder in precipitation-based nano-scaled metal oxide thin films
(2010), Engineering disorder in precipitation-based nano-scaled metal oxide thin films, in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 12(36), 11114-11124.
Nanoporous YSZ film in electrolyte membrane of Micro-Solid Oxide Fuel Cell
(2010), Nanoporous YSZ film in electrolyte membrane of Micro-Solid Oxide Fuel Cell, in Thin Solid Films, 518(16), 4743-4746.
Yttria-stabilized zirconia thin films by pulsed laser deposition: Microstructural and compositional control
(2010), Yttria-stabilized zirconia thin films by pulsed laser deposition: Microstructural and compositional control, in Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 30(2), 489-495.
Electrical conductivity and crystallization of amorphous bismuth ruthenate thin films deposited by spray pyrolysis
(2010), Electrical conductivity and crystallization of amorphous bismuth ruthenate thin films deposited by spray pyrolysis, in PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 12(42), 13933-13942.
Flame spray deposition of La0.6Sr0.4CoO3-delta thin films: Microstructural characterization, electrochemical performance and degradation
(2010), Flame spray deposition of La0.6Sr0.4CoO3-delta thin films: Microstructural characterization, electrochemical performance and degradation, in JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES, 195(24), 8152-8161.
Agglomeration of Pt thin films on dielectric substrates
(2010), Agglomeration of Pt thin films on dielectric substrates, in PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 82(23), 235415-1-235415-11.
A new platform concept for micro-scale SOFC using low temperature co-fired ceramic technology
(2010), A new platform concept for micro-scale SOFC using low temperature co-fired ceramic technology.
Crystallisation and microstructure of yttria stabilized zirconia thin films deposited by spray pyroylsis
(2010), Crystallisation and microstructure of yttria stabilized zirconia thin films deposited by spray pyroylsis, in Adv. Func. Mat., 21, 3967-3975.
Time-Temperature-Transformation (TTT) Diagrams for Crystallization of Metal Oxide Thin Films
(2010), Time-Temperature-Transformation (TTT) Diagrams for Crystallization of Metal Oxide Thin Films, in ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, 20(17), 2807-2814.
Micro-Solid Oxide Fuel Cells as power supply for small portable electronic equipment
(2010), Micro-Solid Oxide Fuel Cells as power supply for small portable electronic equipment.
Wet-etching of precipitation-based thin film microstructures for micro-solid oxide fuel cells
(2010), Wet-etching of precipitation-based thin film microstructures for micro-solid oxide fuel cells, in JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES, 195(9), 2669-2676.
Hillock formation of Pt thin films on yttria stabilized zirconia single crystals
, Hillock formation of Pt thin films on yttria stabilized zirconia single crystals, in Phys. REv. B.
Impact of substrate material and annealing conditions on the microstructure and chemistry of yttria-stabilized-zirconia thin films
, Impact of substrate material and annealing conditions on the microstructure and chemistry of yttria-stabilized-zirconia thin films, in JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES, 196(18), 7372-7382.
Integration of nanoparticulate-based La0.6Sr0.4CoO3-δ cathodes in micro-SOFC
, Integration of nanoparticulate-based La0.6Sr0.4CoO3-δ cathodes in micro-SOFC, in Fuel Cells .
Lanthanum Nickelate Thin Films deposited by Spray Pyrolysis: Crystallization, Microstructure and Electrochemical Properties
, Lanthanum Nickelate Thin Films deposited by Spray Pyrolysis: Crystallization, Microstructure and Electrochemical Properties, in J. Eur. Ceram. Soc..
Micro-solid oxide fuel cells using free-standing 3 mol.% yttria-stabilised-tetragonal-zirconia-polycrystal electrolyte foils
, Micro-solid oxide fuel cells using free-standing 3 mol.% yttria-stabilised-tetragonal-zirconia-polycrystal electrolyte foils, in Journal of Power Sources, 196(23), 10069-10073.
Oxygen incorporation in porous thin films of strontium doped lanthanum ferrite
, Oxygen incorporation in porous thin films of strontium doped lanthanum ferrite, in Journal of Electroceramics, 1-9.

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MRS Fall Meeting Boston 26.11.2012 Boston, USA
Invited Lab Seminar 07.11.2012 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
CFN Summer School 2012 on NAno-Energy 13.09.2012 Bad Herrenalb, Germany
Solid State Protonic Conductors (SSPC-16) 10.09.2012 Grenoble, France
10th European SOFC Forum 26.06.2012 Lucerne, Switzerland
Invited Lab Seminar at Grenoble Institute of Technology 21.06.2012 Grenoble, France
E-MRS 2012 Spring Meeting 14.05.2012 Strasbourg, France
221th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society 06.05.2012 Seattle, Washington, USA
9th Symposium on Fuel Cell and Battery Modeling and Experimental Validation (ModVal 9) 02.04.2012 Campus Sursee, Switzerland
Symposium about Trends in Thermodynamics and Materials Theory 15.12.2011 Berlin, Germany
Der XIII. Mathematica-Tag, WIAS 02.12.2011 Berlin, Germany
Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, MRS 28.11.2011 Boston, USA
International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE) 28.11.2011 Denver, USA
Power MEMS 2011 15.11.2011 Seoul, Korea
International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE) 11.11.2011 Denver, USA
Symposium on proton conducting ceramic fuel cells 27.10.2011 Seoul, Korea
Invited Lab seminar at Hanyang University 26.10.2011 Seoul, Korea
Invited lab seminar at Korea University 25.10.2011 Seoul, Korea
3rd Symposium on Academic Exchange and Collaborative Research between the Faculty of Engineering of Hokkaido University & the ETHZ Materials Research Center 11.10.2011 Zurich, Switzerland
Seminar at the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems 30.09.2011 Eindhoven, The Netherlands
21. Symposium Simulationstechnik der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Simulation (ASIM) 07.09.2011 Winterthur, Switzerland
Eurosensors XXV 04.09.2011 Athens, Greece
Joint European Summer School for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technology 22.08.2011 Viterbo, Italy
3rd Joint KIST-ETHZ workshop on thin film SOFC 12.07.2011 Zurich, Switzerland
Solid State Ionics 18 (SSI-18) 03.07.2011 Warsaw, Poland
Symposium on micro-SOlid Oxide Fuel Cells 29.06.2011 Roskilde, Denmark
Solid Oxide Fuel Cells for Next Generation Power plants 23.06.2011 Delft, The Netherlands
12th Conference of the. European Ceramic Society (ECERS 2011) 19.06.2011 Stockholm, Sweden
EMRS Spring Meeting 09.06.2011 Nice, France
7th International Conference on Ceramic Interconnect and Ceramic Microsystems Technologies (CICMT) 05.04.2011 San Diego, USA
27th Annual Meeting of the Swiss Working Group on Surface and Interface Science 28.01.2011 Fribourg, Switzerland
Power MEMS 2010 30.11.2010 Leuven, Belgium
MRS Fall Meeting 29.11.2010 Boston, USA
International Congress on Ceramics 3 14.11.2010 Osaka, Japan
Invited Lab Seminar at POSTEC 13.10.2010 Seoul, South Korea
2 nd Joint KIST-ETHZ workshop on thin film SOFC 11.10.2010 Seoul, South Korea
International Conference on Nanostructured Materials (NANO 2010) 12.09.2010 Roma, Italy
International Symposium on Metastable, Amorphous and Nanostructured Materials (ISMANAM 2010) 04.07.2010 Zurich, Switzerland
Recrystallization & Grain Growth IV 04.07.2010 Sheffield, UK
1st Joint KIST-ETHZ workshop on thin film SOFC 28.06.2010 Zurich, Switzerland
9 th European Fuel Cell Forum 27.06.2010 Luzern, Switzerland
Electroceramics XII 13.06.2010 Trondheim, Norway
Energietagung PSI 11.06.2010 Villingen, Switzerland
EMRS Spring Meeting 07.06.2010 Strasbourg, France
Invited lab seminar at ZHAW 11.04.2010 Winterthur, Switzerland
MRS Spring Meeting 05.04.2010 San Francisco, USA
DPG Frühjahrstagung 21.03.2010 Regensburg, Germany
2 nd ETH Zurich and Hokkaido University Joint Workshop 08.02.2010 Sapporo, Japan
Seminar at the Department of Material Science and Engineering 05.02.2010 Nagasaki, Japan
International Hydrogen Energy Development Forum 2010 03.02.2010 Fukuoka, Japan


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International Micro SOlid Oxide Fuel Cell Workshop 16.10.2012 Korea University
4th Joint Swiss Korean Workshop on Thin Film Solid Oxide Fuel Cells 03.07.2012 ETH Zurich

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3rd Symposium on Academic Exchange and Collaborative Research between the Faculty of Engineering of Hokkaido University & the ETHZ Materials Research Center 11.10.2011 Zurich, Switzerland
2 nd ETH Zurich and KIST Joint Workshop 01.10.2010 Seol, Korea
Industrietag der ETH Zurich 17.09.2010 Zurich, Switzerland
2nd ETH Zurich and Hokkaido University Joint Workshop 08.02.2010 Hokkaido, Japan


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Best Poster Award 2012
Best Poster Award 2011

Verbundene Projekte

Nummer Titel Start Förderungsinstrument
143424 Thermo-fluidic platform and membrane technology for micro-scale solid oxide fuel cells 01.01.2013 Projektförderung (Abt. I-III)
135270 Relationships between 3D topology and oxygen reduction kinetics in mixed conducting LSC cathodes for SOFC 01.12.2011 Projektförderung (Abt. I-III)

Abstract

The project aims towards understanding fundamental questions and investigating basic phenomena in the areas of thin film materials, catalysis, microfabrication, MEMS-packaging, and MEMS-system design which might finally pave the way towards a micro-Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) system. Up to know it is not clear whether the vision of battery replacement by Micro-SOFC for small portable electronic devices is feasible at all. The reason is that many fundamental aspects of such a system, i.e. ionic and electronic conduction in and transverse thin film membranes (100-200 nm thin), micro-gas processing by nano-catalyst materials, thermal management and MEMS-system design, are not understood by now. In the frame of this project, new results with respect to the electrical conduction of amorphous and crystalline metal oxide thin films, microfabrication of metal oxide thin films and nanocrystalline materials, interface analyses of nanocrstalline materials, modeling and simulations of complex microstructures and catalysis, mechanical and thermal behavior of microfabricated multi-layer functional films, packaging of high temperature devices by Si-technology as well as low temperature co-fired metal oxide (LTCC) technology, and complex system design in harsh environments (temperature, oxidizing and reducing gases) are expected. Metal oxide thin film techniques, processing and properties will be merged with those of the semiconducting world in order to find new frontiers at the border of disciplines. The research topics are in the framework of the ultimate vision to investigate whether a micro-SOFC system could be a solution as battery replacement for portable electronic devices in the future.
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