Designing a miniaturised heated stage for in situ optical measurements of solid oxide fuel cell electrode surfaces, and probing the oxidation of solid oxide fuel cell anodes using in situ Raman spectroscopy

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Title:
Designing a miniaturised heated stage for in situ optical measurements of solid oxide fuel cell electrode surfaces, and probing the oxidation of solid oxide fuel cell anodes using in situ Raman spectroscopy
Authors:
Brightman, E.; Maher, R.; Offer, G. J.; Duboviks, V.; Heck, C.; Cohen, L. F.; Brandon, N. P.
Abstract:
A novel miniaturised heated stage for in operando optical measurements on solid oxide fuel cell electrode surfaces is described. The design combines the advantages of previously reported designs, namely, (i) fully controllable dual atmosphere operation enabling fuel cell pellets to be tested in operando with either electrode in any atmosphere being the focus of study, and (ii) combined electrochemical measurements with optical spectroscopy measurements with the potential for highly detailed study of electrochemical processes; with the following advances, (iii) integrated fitting for mounting on a mapping stage enabling 2-D spatial characterisation of the surface, (iv) a compact profile that is externally cooled, enabling operation on an existing microscope without the need for specialized lenses, (v) the ability to cool very rapidly, from 600 °C to 300 °C in less than 5 min without damaging the experimental apparatus, and (vi) the ability to accommodate a range of pellet sizes and thicknesses. © 2012 American Institute of Physics.
Citation:
Brightman E, Maher R, Offer GJ, Duboviks V, Heck C, et al. (2012) Designing a miniaturised heated stage for in situ optical measurements of solid oxide fuel cell electrode surfaces, and probing the oxidation of solid oxide fuel cell anodes using in situ Raman spectroscopy. Review of Scientific Instruments 83: 053707. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4719955.
Publisher:
AIP Publishing
Journal:
Review of Scientific Instruments
KAUST Grant Number:
KUK-F1-020-21
Issue Date:
2012
DOI:
10.1063/1.4719955
PubMed ID:
22667625
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0034-6748
Sponsors:
The authors would like to thank the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (U.K.) (EPSRC(GB)) for funding, in particular the Supergen fuel cell programme and a Career Acceleration Fellowship for Gregory Offer, and Stephen Cussell in the engineering workshop of the Department of Physics. This publication was also based on work supported by Award No KUK-F1-020-21, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
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dc.contributor.authorBrightman, E.en
dc.contributor.authorMaher, R.en
dc.contributor.authorOffer, G. J.en
dc.contributor.authorDuboviks, V.en
dc.contributor.authorHeck, C.en
dc.contributor.authorCohen, L. F.en
dc.contributor.authorBrandon, N. P.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T12:59:23Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-25T12:59:23Zen
dc.date.issued2012en
dc.identifier.citationBrightman E, Maher R, Offer GJ, Duboviks V, Heck C, et al. (2012) Designing a miniaturised heated stage for in situ optical measurements of solid oxide fuel cell electrode surfaces, and probing the oxidation of solid oxide fuel cell anodes using in situ Raman spectroscopy. Review of Scientific Instruments 83: 053707. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4719955.en
dc.identifier.issn0034-6748en
dc.identifier.pmid22667625en
dc.identifier.doi10.1063/1.4719955en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/597949en
dc.description.abstractA novel miniaturised heated stage for in operando optical measurements on solid oxide fuel cell electrode surfaces is described. The design combines the advantages of previously reported designs, namely, (i) fully controllable dual atmosphere operation enabling fuel cell pellets to be tested in operando with either electrode in any atmosphere being the focus of study, and (ii) combined electrochemical measurements with optical spectroscopy measurements with the potential for highly detailed study of electrochemical processes; with the following advances, (iii) integrated fitting for mounting on a mapping stage enabling 2-D spatial characterisation of the surface, (iv) a compact profile that is externally cooled, enabling operation on an existing microscope without the need for specialized lenses, (v) the ability to cool very rapidly, from 600 °C to 300 °C in less than 5 min without damaging the experimental apparatus, and (vi) the ability to accommodate a range of pellet sizes and thicknesses. © 2012 American Institute of Physics.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to thank the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (U.K.) (EPSRC(GB)) for funding, in particular the Supergen fuel cell programme and a Career Acceleration Fellowship for Gregory Offer, and Stephen Cussell in the engineering workshop of the Department of Physics. This publication was also based on work supported by Award No KUK-F1-020-21, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).en
dc.publisherAIP Publishingen
dc.titleDesigning a miniaturised heated stage for in situ optical measurements of solid oxide fuel cell electrode surfaces, and probing the oxidation of solid oxide fuel cell anodes using in situ Raman spectroscopyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalReview of Scientific Instrumentsen
dc.contributor.institutionImperial College London, London, United Kingdomen
kaust.grant.numberKUK-F1-020-21en

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