Strategic partnerships final LDRD report : nanocomposite materials for efficient solar hydrogen production [report]

Erica L. Corral, James Edward Miller, Luke S. Walker, Lindsey R. Evans
2012 unpublished
This "campus executive" project sought to advance solar thermochemical technology for producing the chemical fuels. The project advanced the common interest of Sandia National Laboratories and the University of Arizona in creating a sustainable and viable alternative to fossil fuels. The focus of this effort was in developing new methods for creating unique monolithic composite structures and characterizing their performance in thermochemical production of hydrogen from water. The development
more » ... d processing of the materials was undertaken in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Arizona; Sandia National Laboratories performed the thermochemical characterization. Ferrite/yttria-stabilized zirconia composite monoliths were fabricated and shown to have exceptionally high utilization of the ferrite for splitting CO 2 to obtain CO (a process analogous to splitting H 2 O to obtain H 2 ).
doi:10.2172/1044961 fatcat:pymu6uqb2jdhrp7d6qvp6h4r6y