Andrew M. Ritzmann

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Incorporating mixed oxygen-ion-electron conducting (MIEC) cathode materials is a promising strategy to make intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cells (IT-SOFCs) viable; however, a lack of fundamental understanding of oxygen transport in these materials limits their development. Density functional theory plus U (DFT+U) calculations are used to(More)
[Re(bpy)(CO)3](-) is a well-established homogeneous electrocatalyst for the reduction of CO2 to CO. Recently, substitution of the more abundant transition metal Mn for Re yielded a similarly active electrocatalyst, [Mn(bpy)(CO)3](-). Compared to the Re catalyst, this Mn catalyst operates at a lower applied reduction potential but requires the presence of a(More)
We use ab initio density functional theory + U calculations to characterize the oxide ion diffusion process in bulk Sr2Fe1.5Mo0.5O(6-δ) (SFMO) by analyzing the formation and migration of oxygen vacancies. We show that SFMO's remarkable ionic conductivity arises from its intrinsic content of oxygen vacancies and a predicted very low migration barrier of such(More)
CONSPECTUS: Global advances in industrialization are precipitating increasingly rapid consumption of fossil fuel resources and heightened levels of atmospheric CO2. World sustainability requires viable sources of renewable energy and its efficient use. First-principles quantum mechanics (QM) studies can help guide developments in energy technologies by(More)
Reducing operating temperatures is a key step in making solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology viable. A promising strategy for accomplishing this goal is employing mixed ion-electron conducting (MIEC) cathodes. La1-xSrxCo1-yFeyO3-δ (LSCF) is the most widely employed MIEC cathode material; however, rational optimization of the composition of LSCF requires(More)
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