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Durable sealing concepts with glass sealants or compression seals

Advances in Electrocatalysis, Materials, Diagnostics and Durability

Materials for high temperature fuel cells

Materials durability

  1. H. P. Buchkremer1,
  2. R. Conradt2

Published Online: 15 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470974001.f500039

Handbook of Fuel Cells

Handbook of Fuel Cells

How to Cite

Buchkremer, H. P. and Conradt, R. 2010. Durable sealing concepts with glass sealants or compression seals. Handbook of Fuel Cells. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institute of Energy Research, Jülich, Germany

  2. 2

    RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2010


Solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) systems allow efficient direct conversion from chemical to electrical energy. But the commercialization of the technology is strongly dependent on the development of cost-effective, long-term stable materials and seals. Sealing components in SOFC stacks have to fulfill a large variety of requirements. Primarily, they should separate the oxidants and fuel gases under all operating conditions, e.g. thermal cycling, rapid heating/cooling, temperature gradients. In this article, the state-of-the-art knowledge in SOFC sealing technology is described for the two main development directions—glass sealants and compressive sealants


  • sealing;
  • SOFC;
  • compressive sealants;
  • glass sealants;
  • ceramic sealants;
  • metal sealants;
  • mica sealants