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1979 …2023

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Research Interests

Professor Barnett has worked extensively on ceramic thin films and coatings, including hard coatings and transparent conducting oxides. In the area of energy research, Barnett has been studying solid oxide fuel cells for > 25 years. His general areas of interest in fuel cells include novel processing methods including 3D printing and thin electrolyte deposition, electrode reaction mechanisms, intermediate-temperature solid oxide cells, direct utilization of hydrocarbon fuels, 3D imaging of electrode microstructure, and reversible cells for energy storage. He has also worked on studies of Li ion battery electrodes, including 3D tomographic imaging.  Recent research includes studies of reversible solid oxide cells for energy storage applications, and combined electrochemical and microstructural studies of electrode evolution over time, important for predicting the long-term durability of electrochemical devices.

Education/Academic qualification

Metallurgy, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

… → 1982

Physics, BS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

… → 1976

Research interests

  • Battery electrodes
  • Functional thin-film materials
  • Ionically and electronically conducting oxides
  • Nano-layered thin films
  • Solid oxide fuel cells
  • Three-dimensional microstructure measurements
  • Transparent conducting oxide thin films

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Research Output

Enhancement of Ni-(Y2O3)0.08(ZrO2)0.92 fuel electrode performance by infiltration of Ce0.8Gd0.2O2-: δ nanoparticles

Park, B. K., Scipioni, R., Cox, D. & Barnett, S. A., Feb 21 2020, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 8, 7, p. 4099-4106 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Conditions for stable operation of solid oxide electrolysis cells: Oxygen electrode effects

    Park, B. K., Zhang, Q., Voorhees, P. W. & Barnett, S. A., Oct 2019, In : Energy and Environmental Science. 12, 10, p. 3053-3062 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Effectiveness of dense Gd-doped ceria barrier layers for (La,Sr)(Co,Fe)O 3 cathodes on Yttria-stabilized zirconia electrolytes

    Railsback, J., Choi, S. H. & Barnett, S. A., Jul 1 2019, In : Solid State Ionics. 335, p. 74-81 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Scopus citations

    Effect of infiltration on performance of Ni-YSZ fuel electrodes

    Barnett, S. A., Park, B. K. & Scipioni, R., Jan 1 2019, Solid Oxide Fuel Cells 16, SOFC 2019. Eguchi, K. & Singhal, S. C. (eds.). 1 ed. Electrochemical Society Inc., p. 1791-1797 7 p. (ECS Transactions; vol. 91, no. 1).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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