Abstract:

Zirconate based proton conducting ceramics are highly applicable in novel hydrogen pump technology due to their chemical and mechanical stability at both high and intermediate temperatures. My research will culminate in the fabrication of a multilayered proton conducting device for use at the high temperature end of a hydrogen pump which is powered by a temperature differential. To do this, Nickel electrodes must be printed and cured to optimize electronic conductivity and hydrogen diffusivity. Yttrium doped Strontium Zirconate must be synthesized with optimal stoichiometry for proton conductivity, made into an ink, printed and cured in such a way that it maintains its desired properties.

- Ben Rosenthal