Grain Boundary Engineering to Improve Ionic Conduction in Thin Films for Micro-SOFCs
In this lecture, we will talk about the implementation of novel nanoionics concepts in micro-SOFCs by using micro and nanofabrication technologies. We will put special attention on the contribution of grain boundaries to the mass transport properties in interface-dominated materials such as thin films. Grain boundary engineering will be presented as a powerful tool for reducing the resistance associated to electrolytes  and even control the intrinsic transport nature and performance of MIEC materials .
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