O-M-Jon-3 Multiscale Modeling of the Electrochemical H2 Oxidation at the Ni/YSZ Interface in the Presence and Absence of Sulfur

Monday, June 3, 2013: 10:20 AM
Jones (Galt House Hotel)
Andreas Heyden and Salai Cheettu Ammal, University of South Carolina, USA.
The H2 electro-oxidation mechanism at the Ni/YSZ interface has been investigated using DFT and microkinetic modeling. It is shown that the O-migration mechanism is the most favorable pathway. Bulk oxygen diffusion in YSZ is rate-limiting at low temperatures and H-transfer from Ni to YSZ becomes rate-limiting at high temperatures.

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