Northwestern group invent inks to make SOFCs by 3D printing

Ramille Shah*

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Abstract

Materials scientists at Northwestern University in Chicago have developed new inks that can be used in a single 3D printer to create the individual components of a solid oxide fuel cell: cathode, anode, electrolyte, and interconnects. According to the research team, making ceramic fuel cells with a 3D printer offers quick and easy manufacturing, and could lead to more efficient fuel cell designs. The inks are a mixture of ceramic particles that make up 70-90% of the mix, plus a binder and a cocktail of solvents that evaporate at different rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalFuel Cells Bulletin
Volume2015
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Strategy and Management

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