This book proposes a wide overview of the research and development of proton-conducting solid oxide materials. It is the first to approach the topic on proton-conducting ceramics and presents analysis studies from the fundamental to the most promising applied domains. It describes theoretical studies to enhance understanding of proton-transport mechanisms through materials and focuses on the main families of materials referred in the literature, highlighting their structure and their electrical and physicochemical properties. It lists the various routes of synthesis and processing methods used to develop such materials and deals with their main performances and prospects with respect to electromotive force, electrochemical hydrogen transport, and reactors. The book will be helpful for students from academic sciences as well as industrials dealing with applications of such materials.
Table of Contents
Proton Hydration and Transport Properties in Proton-Conducting Ceramics: Fundamentals and Highlights. Proton-Conducting Oxide Materials. Synthesis and Processing Methods. Applications. Conclusions and Prospects.
Mathieu Marrony is project leader in the European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER), Karlsruhe, Germany, where he has been involved in fuel cell research since 2004. He received his PhD in material chemistry and processes at the University of Montpellier 2, France, in 2004. He has more than 15 years of research experience in the fields of proton-conducting materials from polymer to ceramic matrices and fuel cell domain. He has coordinated several national public-funded projects related to such topics (ANR-TECTONIC 2005–2008, ADEME COREPAC 2005–2007, ANR-CONDOR 2008–2011); has published more than 30 papers in scientific journals, books, and proceedings; has two patents to his credit; and has presented more than 40 communications in international conferences.
"Author and editor Mathieu Marrony has gathered well-known experts to provide an overview of the field of proton-conducting ceramics at its present standing—from fundamentals to applied research. The book provides a useful source of introductory and tutorial material, factual information, parameters, and materials examples, and reference to a wide range of original research and review articles."
— Prof. Truls Norby, University of Oslo, Norway
"This book summarizes various aspects of proton-conducting ceramics, from fundamentals and materials to characterization techniques, fabrication processes and applications. It highlights the challenges and merits of the various applications, while depicting an encouraging prospect for proton-conducting ceramics with suggestions for the path forwards."
— Dr. Sandrine Ricote, Colorado School of Mines, USA
"The book starts from the accepted year of birth of proton-conducting ceramics, 1981, successfully placing the subject in context of earlier knowledge. The chapters lead the reader through the crystal structure and microstructure of the materials, the processes that generate the protons, the mechanisms that allow them to move within the crystal lattices, and the applications of proton-conducting ceramics. This thoughtful and readable monograph gives the reader a look into past, present, and future of a fascinating group of materials whose applications will, I believe, be with us within a few years."
— Dr. Nikolaos Bonanos, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark