Change search
Link to record
Permanent link

Direct link
BETA
Zhu, Bin
Alternative names
Publications (10 of 13) Show all publications
Meng, Y., Wang, X., Xia, C., Wang, B., Dong, W., Ji, Y. & Zhu, B. (2018). High-performance SOFC based on a novel semiconductor-ionic SrFeO3-delta-Ce0.8Sm0.2O2-delta membrane. Paper presented at Forum of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, DEC 11-13, 2017, Hubei Univ, Wuhan, PEOPLES R CHINA. International journal of hydrogen energy, 43(28), 12697-12704
Open this publication in new window or tab >>High-performance SOFC based on a novel semiconductor-ionic SrFeO3-delta-Ce0.8Sm0.2O2-delta membrane
Show others...
2018 (English)In: International journal of hydrogen energy, ISSN 0360-3199, E-ISSN 1879-3487, Vol. 43, no 28, p. 12697-12704Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The semiconductor-ionic composite membrane has been recently developed for a novel solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC), i.e., the semiconductor-ion membrane fuel cell (SIMFC). In this work, the perovskite-type SrFeO3-delta (SFO) as semiconductor material was composited with ionic conductor Ce0.8Sm0.2O2-delta (SDC) to form the SFO-SDC composite membrane for SIMFCs. The SFO-SDC SIMFCs using the optimized weight ratio of 3:7 SFO-SDC membrane obtained the best performances, 780 mW cm(-2) at 550 degrees C, compared to 348 mW cm(-2) obtained from the pure SDC electrolyte fuel cell. Introduction of SFO into SDC can extend the triple phase boundary and provide more active sites for accelerating the fuel cell reactions, thus significantly enhanced the cell power output. Moreover, SFO was employed as the cathode, and a higher power output, 907 mW cm(-2) was achieved, suggesting that SFO cathode is more compatible for the SFO-SDC system in SIMFCs. This work provides an attractive strategy for the development of low temperature SOFCs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
Keywords
Solid oxide fuel cell, Perovskite SrFeO3-delta, Ce0.8Sm0.2O2-delta, Triple phase boundary, Semiconductor-ionic membrane
National Category
Energy Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-240210 (URN)10.1016/j.ijhydene.2018.01.209 (DOI)000439678700014 ()2-s2.0-85045116560 (Scopus ID)
Conference
Forum of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, DEC 11-13, 2017, Hubei Univ, Wuhan, PEOPLES R CHINA
Note

QC 20190109

Available from: 2019-01-09 Created: 2019-01-09 Last updated: 2019-01-09Bibliographically approved
Wu, Y., Liu, L., Yu, X., Zhang, J., Li, L., Yan, C. & Zhu, B. (2018). Natural hematite ore composited with ZnO nanoneedles for energy applications. Composites Part B: Engineering, 137, 178-183
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Natural hematite ore composited with ZnO nanoneedles for energy applications
Show others...
2018 (English)In: Composites Part B: Engineering, ISSN 1359-8368, E-ISSN 1879-1069, Vol. 137, p. 178-183Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Natural hematite ore is used as a novel photocatalyst for visible photocatalyst and also for advanced fuel cell applications. The hematite was composited with needle-shaped ZnO via a hydrothermal approach. This hematite-based system exhibits excellent photodegradation for methelyene blue within 40 min when the hematite is hybridized with wurzite-structured ZnO under visible light irradiation. The hybrid heterojunction was characterized by the transmission electron microscopy, ultraviolet–visible diffuses reflectance spectra, cyclic voltammetry, and AC impedance spectroscopy. The photocatalytic activity of the heterojunction was evaluated by the photodegradation of MB dye. The high photocatalytic activity observed under visible light is discussed on basis of the coupling of the hybrid heterojunction band structure. On the other hand, hematite ore and its composites were also used for advanced fuel cells. At 550 °C, 182 mW cm−2 and 580 mW cm−2 were achieved for fuel cells using raw hematite and composite with ZnO as the electrolytes, respectively. The heterostructure energy band alignment is proposed. These results demonstrate that the natural composites for next-generation functional semiconductor-ionic materials can influence the multi-utilization of natural resources, thereby affecting the environment and energy sustainability.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier Ltd, 2018
Keywords
Composite heterogeneous electrolyte, Natural hematite, Needle-shaped ZnO, Photocatalyst, Solid oxide fuel cells, Band structure, Complexation, Cyclic voltammetry, Electrolytes, Fuel cells, Gas fuel purification, Hematite, Heterojunctions, High resolution transmission electron microscopy, Light, Needles, Photocatalysis, Photocatalysts, Photodegradation, Solid electrolytes, Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), Sustainable development, Transmission electron microscopy, Wide band gap semiconductors, Zinc oxide, Ac impedance spectroscopy, Energy applications, Energy-band alignment, Environment and energies, High photocatalytic activities, Photocatalytic activities, Reflectance spectrum, Visible-light irradiation, Zinc compounds
National Category
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-223117 (URN)10.1016/j.compositesb.2017.11.020 (DOI)000428487200017 ()2-s2.0-85034036778 (Scopus ID)
Note

Export Date: 13 February 2018; Article; CODEN: CPBEF; Correspondence Address: Zhu, B.; Hubei Collaborative Innovation Center for Advanced Organic Materials, Faculty of Physics and Electronic Science, Hubei UniversityChina; email: binzhu@kth.se; Funding details: NGM2017KF012; Funding details: NGM2017KF004; Funding details: 51774259, NSFC, National Natural Science Foundation of China; Funding details: NSFC, National Natural Science Foundation of China. QC 20180327

Available from: 2018-03-27 Created: 2018-03-27 Last updated: 2018-04-16Bibliographically approved
Yuan, K., Yu, Y., Lu, X., Ji, X. & Zhu, B. (2017). A new technology for spraying advanced low-temperature (300∼600 °C) Solid oxide fuel cells. In: Proceedings of the International Thermal Spray Conference: . Paper presented at International Thermal Spray Conference and Exposition, ITSC 2017, 7 June 2017 through 9 June 2017 (pp. 132-137). ASM International
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A new technology for spraying advanced low-temperature (300∼600 °C) Solid oxide fuel cells
Show others...
2017 (English)In: Proceedings of the International Thermal Spray Conference, ASM International , 2017, p. 132-137Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) has been developed for a hundred year and met a great challenge on material design and marketing. In recent years, new SOFC materials are dug up to achieve high energy-output performance at lower working temperature (300∼600 °C), namely low-temperature SOFC (LTSOFC). In this study, Ni-Co-Al-Li oxide (NCAL) was used for making dense, thin and uniform coatings on grooved bipolar electrode substrate for LTSOFC. Low-pressure plasma spray (LPPS) technology was applied to manufacture the NCAL coatings. The performance of a fuel cell package using the coated bipolars was tested between 350 and 600 °C, showing 6∼8 W power output with 4 single fuel cells (active area of 25 cm2). The LPPS technology is believed to be one of the ultimate ways for manufacturing the thin film/coatings for SOFC applications in future. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ASM International, 2017
Keywords
Aluminum alloys, Aluminum coatings, Aluminum oxide, Cobalt alloys, Cobalt compounds, Lithium alloys, Lithium compounds, Plasma spraying, Temperature, Bipolar electrodes, High-energy output, Low pressure plasma spray, Low temperatures, Material designs, New technologies, Uniform coating, Working temperatures, Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC)
National Category
Other Chemical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-236827 (URN)2-s2.0-85047565066 (Scopus ID)9781510858220 (ISBN)
Conference
International Thermal Spray Conference and Exposition, ITSC 2017, 7 June 2017 through 9 June 2017
Note

QC 20181221

Available from: 2018-12-21 Created: 2018-12-21 Last updated: 2018-12-21Bibliographically approved
Deng, H., Zhang, W., Wang, X., Mi, Y., Dong, W., Tan, W. & Zhu, B. (2017). An ionic conductor Ce0.8Sm0.2O2_(delta) (SDC) and semiconductor Sm0.5Sr0.5CoO3 (SSC) composite for high performance electrolyte-free fuel cell. Paper presented at 5th Global Conference on Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE), NOV 08-11, 2016, Tunghai Univ, Taichung, TAIWAN. International journal of hydrogen energy, 42(34), 22228-22234
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An ionic conductor Ce0.8Sm0.2O2_(delta) (SDC) and semiconductor Sm0.5Sr0.5CoO3 (SSC) composite for high performance electrolyte-free fuel cell
Show others...
2017 (English)In: International journal of hydrogen energy, ISSN 0360-3199, E-ISSN 1879-3487, Vol. 42, no 34, p. 22228-22234Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

An advanced electrolyte-free fuel cell (EFFC) was developed. In the EFFC, a composite layer made from a mixture of ionic conductor (Ce0.8Sm0.2O2_(delta), SDC) and semiconductor (Sm0.5Sr0.5CoO3, SSC) was adopted to replace the electrolyte layer. The crystal structure, morphology and electrical properties of the composite were characterized by X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM), and electrochemical impedance spectrum (EIS). Various ratios of SDC to SSC in the composite were modulated to achieve balanced ionic and electronic conductivities and good fuel cell performances. Fuel cell with an optimum ratio of 3SDC:2SSC (wt.%) reached the maximum power density of 741 mW cm(-2) at 550 degrees C. The results have illuminated that the SDC-SCC layer, similar to a conventional cathode, can replace the electrolyte to make the EFFC functions when the ionic and electronic conductivities were balanced.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, 2017
Keywords
Electrolyte layer-free fuel cell (EFFC), Ce0.8Sm0.2O2_(delta) (SDC), Sm0.5Sr0.5CoO3 (SSC), Ionic and semi-conducting material, Balanced ionic and electronic
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-215835 (URN)10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.03.089 (DOI)000411545300067 ()2-s2.0-85017364871 (Scopus ID)
Conference
5th Global Conference on Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE), NOV 08-11, 2016, Tunghai Univ, Taichung, TAIWAN
Note

QC 20171017. 

Available from: 2017-10-17 Created: 2017-10-17 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
Wang, X., Afzal, M., Deng, H., Dong, W., Wang, B., Mi, Y., . . . Zhu, B. (2017). La0.1SrxCa0.9-xMnO3-δ -Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9 composite material for novel low temperature solid oxide fuel cells. International journal of hydrogen energy, 42(27), 17552-17558
Open this publication in new window or tab >>La0.1SrxCa0.9-xMnO3-δ -Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9 composite material for novel low temperature solid oxide fuel cells
Show others...
2017 (English)In: International journal of hydrogen energy, ISSN 0360-3199, E-ISSN 1879-3487, Vol. 42, no 27, p. 17552-17558Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Lowering the operating temperature of the solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) is one of the world R&D tendencies. Exploring novel electrolytes possessing high ionic conductivity at low temperature becomes extremely important with the increasing demands of the energy conversion technologies. In this work, perovskite La0.1SrxCa0.9-xMnO3-δ (LSCM) materials were synthesized and composited with the ionic conductor Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9 (SDC). The LSCM-SDC composite was sandwiched between two nickel foams coated with semiconductor

Ni0.8Co0.15Al0.05LiO2- δ (NCAL) to form the fuel cell device. The strontium content in theLSCM and the ratios of LSCM to SDC in the LSCM-SDC composite have significant effects on the electrical properties and fuel cell performances. The best performance has been achieved from LSCM-SDC composite with a weight ratio of 2:3. The fuel cells showed OCV over 1.0 V and excellent maximum output power density of 800 mW/cm2 at 550 ºC. Device processes and ionic transport processes were also discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
Keywords
Perovskite ionic-conductor; composite material; Electrolyte; Low temperature SOFCs
National Category
Ceramics
Research subject
Energy Technology; Materials Science and Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-245070 (URN)10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.05.158 (DOI)000406725500064 ()2-s2.0-85020691094 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 621-2011-4983EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 303454
Note

QC 20190306

Available from: 2019-03-05 Created: 2019-03-05 Last updated: 2019-03-06Bibliographically approved
Meng, Y., Mi, Y., Xu, F., Wang, X., Xia, C., Dong, W., . . . Zhu, B. (2017). Low-temperature fuel cells using a composite of redox-stable perovskite oxide La0.7Sr0.3Cr0.5Fe0.5O3-delta and ionic conductor. Journal of Power Sources, 366, 259-264
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Low-temperature fuel cells using a composite of redox-stable perovskite oxide La0.7Sr0.3Cr0.5Fe0.5O3-delta and ionic conductor
Show others...
2017 (English)In: Journal of Power Sources, ISSN 0378-7753, E-ISSN 1873-2755, Vol. 366, p. 259-264Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A novel solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) incorporating the semiconductor with the ionic conductor to replace the traditional electrolyte layer with improved performance has been recently reported. In the present work, we found that the redox stable electrode material La0.7Sr0.3Cr0.5Fe0.5O3-delta(LSCrF) can be considered as a good candidate for such configuration, electrolyte layer-free fuel cells (EFFCs), due to its high ionic and electronic conductivities, excellent catalytic activity and good chemical stability. EFFCs based on the composite of perovskite oxide LSCrF and ionic conductor Ce0.8Sm0.2O2-delta (SDC) offered promising performances, i.e., 1059 mW cm(-2) at 550 degrees C without any electronic short circuiting problem. It even exhibited a highly promising result of 553 mW cm(-2) at 470 degrees C in further low-temperature operation. These high performances can be attributed to the improved conductivity, more triple-phase boundaries (TPB) and accelerated oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) of LSCrF-SDC composite. The influence of the weight ratio between LSCrF and SDC on the EFFC electrochemical performance was investigated. This new discovery indicates a great potential for exploring multifunctional perovskites for the new SOFC technologies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
Keywords
Semiconductor-ionic, Redox-stable, Composite material, Triple-phase boundaries, Electrolyte layer-free fuel cell (EFFC)
National Category
Energy Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-243571 (URN)10.1016/j.jpowsour.2017.09.026 (DOI)000413390100030 ()2-s2.0-85029532462 (Scopus ID)
Note

QC 20190206

Available from: 2019-02-06 Created: 2019-02-06 Last updated: 2019-02-06Bibliographically approved
Lu, Y., Afzal, M., Zhu, B., Wang, B., Wang, J. & Xia, C. (2017). Nanotechnology Based Green Energy Conversion Devices with Multifunctional Materials at Low Temperatures. RECENT PATENTS ON NANOTECHNOLOGY, 11(2), 85-92
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nanotechnology Based Green Energy Conversion Devices with Multifunctional Materials at Low Temperatures
Show others...
2017 (English)In: RECENT PATENTS ON NANOTECHNOLOGY, ISSN 1872-2105, Vol. 11, no 2, p. 85-92Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Nanocomposites (integrating the nano and composite technologies) for advanced fuel cells (NANOCOFC) demonstrate the great potential to reduce the operational temperature of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) significantly in the low temperature (LT) range 300-600 degrees C. NANOCOFC has offered the development of multi-functional materials composed of semiconductor and ionic materials to meet the requirements of low temperature solid oxide fuel cell (LTSOFC) and green energy conversion devices with their unique mechanisms. Description: This work reviews the recent developments relevant to the devices and the patents in LTSOFCs from nanotechnology perspectives that reports advances including fabrication methods, material compositions, characterization techniques and cell performances. Conclusion: Finally, the future scope of LTSOFC with nanotechnology and the practical applications are also discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
BENTHAM SCIENCE PUBL LTD, 2017
Keywords
Green energy, ionic materials, LTSOFC, multi-functional nanocomposites, NANOCOFC, nanotechnology, semiconductor-ionic material
National Category
Nano Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-211627 (URN)10.2174/1872210510666161107085439 (DOI)000405614300002 ()2-s2.0-85027279316 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 621-2011-4983EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 303454VINNOVA
Note

QC 20170810

Available from: 2017-08-10 Created: 2017-08-10 Last updated: 2019-03-06Bibliographically approved
Mi, Y., Zhang, W., Deng, H., Wang, X., Fan, L. & Zhu, B. (2017). Rare-earth oxide Li0.3Ni0.9Cu0.07Sr0.03O2-delta composites for advanced fuel cells. Paper presented at 5th Global Conference on Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE), NOV 08-11, 2016, Tunghai Univ, Taichung, TAIWAN. International journal of hydrogen energy, 42(34), 22214-22221
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rare-earth oxide Li0.3Ni0.9Cu0.07Sr0.03O2-delta composites for advanced fuel cells
Show others...
2017 (English)In: International journal of hydrogen energy, ISSN 0360-3199, E-ISSN 1879-3487, Vol. 42, no 34, p. 22214-22221Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Recent development on electrolyte-free fuel cell (EFFC) holding the same function with the traditional solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) but with a much simpler structure has drawn increasing attention. Herein, we report a composite of industrial grade rare-earth precursor for agriculture and Li0.3Ni0.9Cu0.07Sr0.03O2.a, (RE-LNCS) for EFFCs. Both structural and electrical properties are investigated on the composite. It reveals that the RE LNCS possesses a comparable ionic and an electronic conductivities, 0.11 S cm(-1) and 0.20 S cm(-1) at 550 degrees C, respectively. An excellent power output of 1180 mW cm(-2) has been achieved at 550 degrees C, which is much better than that of the conventional anode/electrolyte/cathode based SOFCs, only around 360 mW cm(-2) by using ionic conducting rare-earth material as the electrolyte. Engineering large size cells with active area of 25 cm(2) prepared by tape-casting and hot-pressing gave a power output up to 12 W. This work develops a new functional single layer composite material for EFFCs and further explores the device functions. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, 2017
Keywords
Low temperature solid oxide fuel, cells Electrolyte-free fuel cell, Rare-earth materials, Ionic-semiconductor composites, Engineering cell
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-215834 (URN)10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.03.025 (DOI)000411545300065 ()2-s2.0-85016473378 (Scopus ID)
Conference
5th Global Conference on Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE), NOV 08-11, 2016, Tunghai Univ, Taichung, TAIWAN
Note

QC 20171017

Available from: 2017-10-17 Created: 2017-10-17 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
Hu, H.-Q. -., Lin, Q.-Z. -. & Zhu, B. (2017). Research progress of single layer fuel cell. Xiandai Huagong/Modern Chemical Industry, 37(2), 31-35 and 37
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Research progress of single layer fuel cell
2017 (English)In: Xiandai Huagong/Modern Chemical Industry, ISSN 0253-4320, Vol. 37, no 2, p. 31-35 and 37Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The definition, working principle and the superior performance of single layer fuel cell are briefly introduced. The latest achievement and research progress in this field are summarized, which lay a foundation for the next development of single layer fuel cell.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
China National Chemical Information Center, 2017
Keywords
Fuel cell, Research progress, Single layer
National Category
Energy Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-208007 (URN)2-s2.0-85014507171 (Scopus ID)
Note

QC 20170608

Available from: 2017-06-08 Created: 2017-06-08 Last updated: 2018-06-18Bibliographically approved
Liu, Y., Fan, L., Cai, Y., Zhang, W., Wang, B. & Zhu, B. (2017). Superionic Conductivity of Sm3+, Pr3+, and Nd3+ Triple-Doped Ceria through Bulk and Surface Two-Step Doping Approach. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 9(28), 23614-23623
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Superionic Conductivity of Sm3+, Pr3+, and Nd3+ Triple-Doped Ceria through Bulk and Surface Two-Step Doping Approach
Show others...
2017 (English)In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, ISSN 1944-8244, E-ISSN 1944-8252, Vol. 9, no 28, p. 23614-23623Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Sufficiently high oxygen ion conductivity of electrolyte is critical for good performance of low-temperature solid oxide fuel cells (LT-SOFCs). Notably, material conductivity, reliability, and manufacturing cost are the major barriers hindering LT-SOFC commercialization. Generally, surface properties control the physical and chemical functionalities of materials. Hereby, we report a Sm3+, Pr3+, and Nd3+ triple-doped ceria, exhibiting the highest ionic conductivity among reported doped-ceria oxides, 0.125 S cm(-1) at 600 degrees C. It was designed using a two-step wet-chemical coprecipitation method to realize a desired doping for Sm3+ at the bulk and Pr3+/Nd3+ at surface domains (abbreviated as PNSDC). The redox couple Pr3+ Pr4+ contributes to the extraordinary ionic conductivity. Moreover, the mechanism for ionic conductivity enhancement is demonstrated. The above findings reveal that a joint bulk and surface doping methodology for ceria is a feasible approach to develop new oxide-ion conductors with high impacts on advanced LT-SOFCs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Chemical Society (ACS), 2017
Keywords
LT-SOFCs, doped ceria, bulk and surface doping, oxygen ion conductivity, redox
National Category
Ceramics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-212346 (URN)10.1021/acsami.7b02224 (DOI)000406172700035 ()2-s2.0-85024920908 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 621-2011-4983EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 303454
Note

QC 20170821

Available from: 2017-08-21 Created: 2017-08-21 Last updated: 2017-11-10Bibliographically approved
Organisations

Search in DiVA

Show all publications