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Materials for proton conducting cells team

Proton-conducting Ceramic Cells (PCCs) are devices for electrochemical energy conversion and storage operating in the temperature range of 400°C to 600°C. PCCs operated in fuel cell mode convert chemical fuels to zero-emission-electricity, while in electrolysis mode hydrogen is generated from water. The generation of the so called “green” hydrogen can be powered for example by renewable wind and solar energy. Thus, PCCs can be a key element of the global energy transition based on decarbonized economy.

As a part of our research activities on low temperature ceramic oxide cells (LT-SOCs), our portfolio comprises systematic research and development of PCCs in order to increase the readiness of this technology for the market. For that, we aim at the development of ceramic materials with tailored properties to meet their specific roles in the cell (solid electrolyte, cathode, anode, contact and protective coating) and combine these materials to shape cell components with high compatibility and optimized interfaces. Finally, we design the fabrication of cells with complex microstructure and scalable geometries by means of leading processing technologies.

Werkstoffe für protonenleitende Zellen

The figure shows characterization and processing milestones: from ceramic powders to a single cell.

Materials for proton conducting cells team
Arbeitsgruppe Gastrennmembranen: Dr. Mariya Ivanova
Dr. Mariya Ivanova
Team leader
Phone: +49 2461 61-5194


Institute of Energy and Climate Research (IEK-1)
Materials Synthesis and Processing

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
52428 Jülich