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Merlion Funding for Martial Duchamp’s team

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Merlion Funding for Martial Duchamp's team

The PHC Merlion Program (Hubert Curien Partnership) is a research mobility funding program, managed by the French Institute of Singapore (IFS), and conducted with our Singaporean partners, which initiates and supports the development of scientific cooperation between French and Singaporean laboratories.

Here is the details of the selected projects:

This project consists in realizing the first operation of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) in situ in an Environmental Transmission Electron Microscope (ETEM) at different temperatures.

This approach will provide structural and chemical insights at the nanoscale, while the device is converting the chemical energy of a fuel directly into electricity. Through this Merlion Project, the CNRS French team will benefit from the expertise in sample preparation at Nanyang Technological University, and the Singaporean team will take advantage of environmental TEM experiments at CLYM at University of Lyon (a node of the METSA network). SOFC samples are obtained through an existing collaboration with Dr. Quentin Jeangros (Swiss Federal Institute of Lausanne, EPFL).’

HAADF-STEM image series from 660C to 700C under 10 mbar of H2. The circle in red shows a single grain of NiO, which is reduced to Ni under H2 atmosphere of the ETEM.’