Imperial College London

Professor Nigel Brandon OBE FREng

Faculty of Engineering

Dean of the Faculty of Engineering
 
 
 
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+44 (0)20 7594 8600n.brandon Website

 
 
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2.06Faculty BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Publications

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Edwards PP, Kuznetsov VL, David WIF, Brandon NPet al., 2008, Hydrogen and fuel cells: Towards a sustainable energy future, ENERGY POLICY, Vol: 36, Pages: 4356-4362, ISSN: 0301-4215

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Offer GJ, Shearing P, Golbert JI, Brett DJL, Atkinson A, Brandon NPet al., 2008, Using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy to compensate for errors when measuring polarisation curves during three-electrode measurements of solid oxide fuel cell electrodes, ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA, Vol: 53, Pages: 7614-7621, ISSN: 0013-4686

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Golbert J, Adjiman CS, Brandon NP, 2008, Microstructural Modeling of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anodes, INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH, Vol: 47, Pages: 7693-7699, ISSN: 0888-5885

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Lohsoontorn R, Brett DJL, Brandon NP, 2008, The effect of fuel composition and temperature on the interaction of H2S with nickel-ceria anodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES, Vol: 183, Pages: 232-239, ISSN: 0378-7753

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Udagawa J, Aguiar P, Brandon NP, 2008, Hydrogen production through steam electrolysis: Control strategies for a cathode-supported intermediate temperature solid oxide electrolysis cell, JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES, Vol: 180, Pages: 354-364, ISSN: 0378-7753

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Udagawa J, Aguiar P, Brandon NP, 2008, Hydrogen production through steam electrolysis: Model-based dynamic behaviour of a cathode-supported intermediate temperature solid oxide electrolysis cell, JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES, Vol: 180, Pages: 46-55, ISSN: 0378-7753

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Maher RC, Cohen LF, 2008, Raman spectroscopy as a probe of temperature and oxidation state for gadolinium-doped ceria used in solid oxide fuel cells, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A, Vol: 112, Pages: 1497-1501, ISSN: 1089-5639

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Lohsoontorn P, Brett DJL, Brandon NP, 2008, Thermodynamic predictions of the impact of fuel composition on the propensity of sulphur to interact with Ni and ceria-based anodes for solid oxide fuel cells, JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES, Vol: 175, Pages: 60-67, ISSN: 0378-7753

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Brett DJL, Atkinson A, Brandon NP, Skinner SJet al., 2008, Intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells, CHEMICAL SOCIETY REVIEWS, Vol: 37, Pages: 1568-1578, ISSN: 0306-0012

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Mellors C, Thompson S, Tilley AR, Wood Aet al., 2007, Operational experience of an IT-SOFC/battery hybrid system for automotive applications, ECS Transactions, Vol: 7, Pages: 113-122, ISSN: 1938-5862

Testing of a 300-W stack supplied by Versa Power Systems Ltd. and a sodium-metal chloride (ZEBRA) battery was performed with a view to assessing the feasibility of combining an intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cell with a high-temperature battery for automotive traction applications. Field testing of a self-compressed stack is demonstrated, including consideration of the mechanical robustness of the technology. The battery system, comprising novel cell technology, is tested under pulse discharge and standard driving cycle conditions. Based on modeling studies previously performed, the performance results obtained, and the reliability of the respective technologies, development of a full-scale prototype is considered viable and ultimately commercially relevant. © The Electrochemical Society.

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Simpson R, Brandon NP, 2007, Application of infrared thermal imaging to map stress distributions in a solid oxide fuel cell, ECS Transactions, Vol: 5, Pages: 521-532, ISSN: 1938-5862

The application of infrared thermal imaging to the study of solid oxide fuel cell components with applied thermal gradients is demonstrated. Thermal imaging of a technologically relevant SOFC sample was carried out while a temperature gradient was induced by heating the sample in a furnace and blowing cold nitrogen at its centre. Subsequently the stress field in the sample was determined by a novel method of converting the thermal image into nodal temperatures for a finite element analysis. Asymmetry in the temperature distribution across the samples was marked, whereas previous versions of the thermal gradient experiment had assumed axisymmetry. © The Electrochemical Society.

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Brett DJL, Atkins S, Brandon NP, Vasileiadis N, Vesovic V, Kucernak ARet al., 2007, Membrane resistance and current distribution measurements under various operating conditions in a polymer electrolyte fuel cell, JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES, Vol: 172, Pages: 2-13, ISSN: 0378-7753

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Aguiar P, Brett DJL, Brandon NP, 2007, Feasibility study and techno-economic analysis of an SOFC/battery hybrid system for vehicle applications, JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES, Vol: 171, Pages: 186-197, ISSN: 0378-7753

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Ma C, Sheng J, Brandon N, Zhang C, Li Get al., 2007, Preparation of tungsten carbide-supported nano Platinum catalyst and its electrocatalytic activity for hydrogen evolution, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, Vol: 32, Pages: 2824-2829, ISSN: 0360-3199

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Vasileiadis N, Brett DJL, Vesovic V, Kucernak AR, Fontes E, Brandon NPet al., 2007, Numerical modeling of a single channel polymer electrolyte fuel cell, JOURNAL OF FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, Vol: 4, Pages: 336-344, ISSN: 1550-624X

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Ma C, Brandon N, Li G, 2007, Preparation and formation mechanism of hollow microspherical tungsten carbide with mesoporosity, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, Vol: 111, Pages: 9504-9508, ISSN: 1932-7447

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Brandon N, 2007, New and renewable solar routes to hydrogen energy, POWER ENGINEER, Vol: 21, Pages: 18-18, ISSN: 1479-8344

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, 2007, High-performance cathode-supported SOFC with perovskite anode operating in weakly humidified hydrogen and methane, Fuel Cells Bulletin, Vol: 2007, Pages: 12-16, ISSN: 1464-2859

A high-performance, cathode-supported solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC), suitable for operating in weakly humidified hydrogen and methane, has been developed. The SOFC is essentially made up of a YSZ-LSM composite supporting cathode, a thin YSZ film electrolyte, and a GDC-impregnated La0.75Sr0.25Cr0.5Mn0.5O3(LSCM) anode. A gas-tight thin YSZ film (27 μm) was formed during the co-sintering of the cathode/electrolyte bilayer at 1200°C. The cathode-supported SOFC developed in this study showed encouraging performance with maximum power density of 0.182, 0.419, 0.628 and 0.818 W/cm2in air/3% H2O-97% H2(and 0.06, 0.158, 0.221 and 0.352 W/cm2in air/3% H2O-97% CH4) at 750, 800, 850 and 900°C, respectively. Such performance is close to that of the cathode-supported cell (0.42 W/cm2versus 0.455 W/cm2in humidified H2at 800°C) developed by Yamahara et al.[1][DOI: 10.1016/j.ssi.2004.09.023] with a Co-infiltrated supporting LSM-YSZ cathode, an (Sc2O3)0.1(Y2O3)0.01(ZrO2)0.89(SYSZ) electrolyte of 15 μm thickness and an SYSZ/Ni anode, indicating that the performance of the GDC-impregnated LSCM anode is comparable to that made of Ni cermet while stable in weakly humidified methane fuel. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Brett DJL, Aguiar P, Brandon NP, Kucernak ARet al., 2007, Measurement and modelling of carbon monoxide poisoning distribution within a polymer electrolyte fuel cell, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, Vol: 32, Pages: 863-871, ISSN: 0360-3199

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Chen XJ, Liu QL, Chan SH, Brandon NP, Khor KAet al., 2007, High performance cathode-supported SOFC with perovskite anode operating in weakly humidified hydrogen and methane, ELECTROCHEMISTRY COMMUNICATIONS, Vol: 9, Pages: 767-772, ISSN: 1388-2481

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Brett DJL, Aguiar P, Clague R, Marquis AJ, Schoettl S, Simpson R, Brandon NPet al., 2007, Application of infrared thermal imaging to the study of pellet solid oxide fuel cells, JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES, Vol: 166, Pages: 112-119, ISSN: 0378-7753

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Udagawa J, Aguiar P, Brandon NP, 2007, Hydrogen production through steam electrolysis: Model-based steady state performance of a cathode-supported intermediate temperature solid oxide electrolysis cell, JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES, Vol: 166, Pages: 127-136, ISSN: 0378-7753

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Brett DJL, Brandon NP, 2007, Review of materials and characterization methods for polymer electrolyte fuel cell flow-field plates, JOURNAL OF FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, Vol: 4, Pages: 29-44, ISSN: 1550-624X

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Hawkes AD, Aguiar P, Croxford B, Leach MA, Adjiman CS, Brandon NPet al., 2007, Solid oxide fuel cell micro combined heat and power system operating strategy: Options for provision of residential space and water heating, JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES, Vol: 164, Pages: 260-271, ISSN: 0378-7753

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Offer GJ, Brett DJL, Brandon NP, 2007, A Novel Three Electrode Design for Electrochemical Investigations of an Intermediate Temperature SOFC, SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELLS 10 (SOFC-X), PTS 1 AND 2, Vol: 7, Pages: 1645-1652, ISSN: 1938-5862

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Golbert J, Adjiman CS, Brandon NP, 2007, Micro-Structural Modelling of SOFC Anodes, SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELLS 10 (SOFC-X), PTS 1 AND 2, Vol: 7, Pages: 2041-+, ISSN: 1938-5862

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Brett DJL, Aguiar P, Brandon NP, Coop I, Dueck J, Galloway RC, Grande O, Hayes GW, Lillie K, Mellors C, Thompson S, Tilley AR, Wood Aet al., 2007, Operational Experience of an IT-SOFC/Battery Hybrid System for Automotive Applications, 10th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Publisher: ELECTROCHEMICAL SOC INC, Pages: 113-+, ISSN: 1938-5862

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Chen XJ, Liu QL, Chan SH, Brandon NP, Khor KAet al., 2007, Sulfur tolerance and hydrocarbon stability of La0.75Sr0.25Cr0.5Mn0.5O3/Gd0.2Ce0.8O1.9 composite anode under anodic polarization, JOURNAL OF THE ELECTROCHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol: 154, Pages: B1206-B1210, ISSN: 0013-4651

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Brandon NP, 2007, Materials engineering for solid oxide fuel cell technology, 5th International Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials, Publisher: TRANS TECH PUBLICATIONS LTD, Pages: 20-27, ISSN: 0255-5476

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Brett DJL, Aguiar P, Brandon NP, 2006, System modelling and integration of an intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell and ZEBRA battery for automotive applications, JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES, Vol: 163, Pages: 514-522, ISSN: 0378-7753

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