A new energy conversion technology based on nano-redox and nano-device processes

Bin Zhu*, Peter Lund, Rizwan Raza, Janne Patakangas, Qiu-An Huang, Liangdong Fan, Manish Singh

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Abstract

Electrolyte-separator-free fuel cell (EFFC) is a new emerging energy conversion technology. The EFFC consists of a single-component of nanocomposite material which works as a one-layer fuel cell device contrary to the traditional three-layer anode-electrolyte-cathode structure, in which an electrolyte layer plays a critical role. The nanocomposite of a single homogenous layer consists of a mixture of semiconducting and ionic materials that provides the necessary electrochemical reaction sites and charge transport paths for a fuel cell. These can be accomplished through tailoring ionic and electronic (n, p) conductivities and catalyst activities, which enable redox reactions to occur on nano-particles and finally accomplish a fuel cell function. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1179-1185
Number of pages7
JournalNano Energy
Volume2
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Nanoredox
  • Nanocomposite
  • Bulk hetero-junction
  • Semi-ion-conductor
  • Fuel cell
  • HETEROJUNCTION SOLAR-CELLS
  • FREE FUEL-CELLS
  • ELECTROLYTE
  • OXIDE
  • CONDUCTIVITY
  • CIRCUIT
  • LAYER

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