Semiconductor-ionic materials could play an important role in advanced fuel-to-electricity conversion

Bin Zhu*, Sining Yun, Peter D. Lund

*Corresponding author for this work

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Functional semiconductor-ionic materials can be used to realize a single component or so-called “three-in-one” fuel cell design. Such materials integrate the functionalities of fuel cell's anode, electrolyte, and cathode into one component. The underlying principle of a single-component fuel cell design combines material band structures with ionic species/transport. The performance values of such devices could exceed that of traditional fuel cells. This could represent a major progress in fuel cell science and technology and lies grounds for a new direction of fuel cell R&D and commercialization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3413-3415
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Energy Research
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2018
MoE publication typeB1 Non-refereed journal articles


  • fuel-to-electricity conversion
  • ionic conductors
  • semiconductor-ionic materials
  • single component fuel cell
  • solid oxide fuel cell


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