The electrochemical cell temperature estimation of micro-tubular SOFCs during the power generation

S. Hashimoto, H. Nishino, Y. Liu, K. Asano, M. Mori, Y. Funahashi, Y. Fujishiro

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In this study, new temperature monitoring method for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) was proposed, and the demonstration using micro-tubular SOFCs has done. The fabricated micro-tubular SOFCs were operated under the two different conditions, and polarization during the power generation was measured. The cell resistance as a function temperature was also measured. Based on the temperature dependence of cell resistance and the measured ohmic drop during the power generation, the cell temperature was estimated. The estimated cell temperature clearly depended on operation condition and increased with increasing of the current density. The estimated cell temperature was also in nearly proportion to the temperature which was measured by a thermocouple, and it was conformed that this temperature monitoring method by electrochemical technique certainly functioned.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-250
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Ceramic reactor
  • Micro-tubular cell
  • Polarization measurement
  • Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs)
  • Temperature management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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