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Christopher Coyle

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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Richland, WA 99352

PNNL Patents

PNNL Publications


  • Dogdibegovic E, NS Alabri, CJ Wright, JS Hardy, CA Coyle, SA Horlick, W Guan, JW Stevenson, and XD Zhou. 2017. "Activity and Stability of (Pr1-xNdx)2NiO4 as Cathodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Part V. In Situ Studies of Phase Evolution." Journal of the Electrochemical Society 164(12):F1115-F1121.  doi:10.1149/2.1041707jes


  • Chick LA, OA Marina, CA Coyle, and EC Thomsen. 2013. "Effects of temperature and pressure on the performance of a solid oxide fuel cell running on steam reformate of kerosene." Journal of Power Sources 236:341-349.  doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2012.11.136


  • Li G, X Lu, CA Coyle, JY Kim, JP Lemmon, VL Sprenkle, and Z Yang. 2012. "Novel Ternary Molten Salt Electrolytes for intermediate-temperature sodium/nickel chloride batteries." Journal of Power Sources 220:193-198.  doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2012.07.089


  • Marina OA, CA Coyle, MH Engelhard, and LR Pederson. 2011. "Mitigation of Sulfur Poisoning of Ni/Zirconia SOFC Anodes by Antimony and Tin ." Journal of the Electrochemical Society 158(4):B424-B429. 
  • Marina OA, LR Pederson, CA Coyle, EC Thomsen, and DJ Edwards. 2011. "Polarization-Induced Interfacial Reactions between Nickel and Selenium in Ni/Zirconia SOFC Anodes and Comparison with Sulfur Poisoning." Journal of the Electrochemical Society 158(1):b36-b43. 
  • Marina OA, LR Pederson, CA Coyle, EC Thomsen, P Nachimuthu, and DJ Edwards. 2011. "Electrochemical, Structural and Surface Characterization of Nickel/Zirconia Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anodes in Coal Gas Containing Antimony." Journal of Power Sources 196(11):4911-4922.  doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2011.02.027
  • Yoon KJ, CA Coyle, and OA Marina. 2011. "Doped Yttrium Chromite-Ceria Composite as a Redox-Stable and Sulfur-Tolerant Anode for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells." Electrochemistry Communications 13(12):1400-1403.  doi:10.1016/j.elecom.2011.08.025


  • Marina OA, CA Coyle, EC Thomsen, DJ Edwards, GW Coffey, and LR Pederson. 2010. "Degradation Mechanisms of SOFC Anodes in Coal Gas Containing Phosphorus." Solid State Ionics 181(8-10):430-440. 
  • Marina OA, LR Pederson, CA Coyle, DJ Edwards, YS Chou, and CN Cramer. 2010. "Interaction of coal-derived synthesis gas impurities with solid oxide fuel cell metallic components." Journal of Power Sources 196(2):636-643.  doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2010.07.081
  • Marina OA, LR Pederson, EC Thomsen, DJ Edwards, CA Coyle, and CN Cramer. 2010. "SOFC Ohmic Resistance Reduction by HCl-Induced Removal of Manganese at the Anode/Electrolyte Interface." Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters 13(6):B63-B67.  doi:10.1149/1.3380668
  • Yoon KJ, CN Cramer, EC Thomsen, CA Coyle, GW Coffey, and OA Marina. 2010. "Calcium- and Cobalt-doped Yttrium Chromites as an Interconnect Material for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells." Journal of the Electrochemical Society 157(6):B856-B861. 
  • Marina OA, LR Pederson, EC Thomsen, CA Coyle, and KJ Yoon. 2010. "Reversible Poisoning of the Nickel/Zirconia Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anodes by Hydrogen Chloride in Coal Gas." Journal of Power Sources 195(20 SP ISS):7033-7037. 


  • Marina OA, LR Pederson, CA Coyle, EC Thomsen, and GW Coffey. 2009. "Ni/YSZ Anode Interactions with Impurities in Coal Gas ." ECS Transactions 25(2):2125-2130.  doi:10.1149/1.3205760
  • Coyle CA, OA Marina, EC Thomsen, DJ Edwards, CN Cramer, GW Coffey, and LR Pederson. 2009. "Interactions of nickel/zirconia solid oxide fuel cell anodes with coal gas containing arsenic." Journal of Power Sources 193(2):730-738.  doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2009.04.042



  • Marina OA, LR Pederson, DJ Edwards, CA Coyle, JW Templeton, MH Engelhard, and Z Zhu. 2007. "Effect of Coal Gas Contaminants on Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Operation." ECS Transactions 11(33):63-70. 


  • Weil KS, JE Deibler, JS Hardy, DS Kim, G Xia, and CA Coyle. 2005. "AN ENGINEERING TEST USEFUL IN DEVELOPING GLASS SEALS FOR PLANAR SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELLS." In Surfaces, Interfaces, and the Science of Ceramic Joining, held 2004 Published in Ceramic Transactions, vol. 158, pp. 73-80.  American Ceramic Society, Westerville. 
  • Weil KS, JS Hardy, G Xia, and CA Coyle. 2005. "USE OF RUPTURE STRENGTH TESTING IN EXAMINING THE THERMAL CYCLE BEHAVIOR OF VARIOUS TYPES OF PLANAR SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL SEALS." In Mechanical Properties and Performance of Engineering Ceramics and Composites. A Collection of Papers Presented at the 29th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, January 23-28, 2005, Cocoa Beach, Florida: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, vol. 26, no. 2, ed. E Lara-Curzio, pp. 149-155.  American Ceramic Society, Westerville, OH.  doi:10.1002/9780470291221.ch19
  • Weil KS, CA Coyle, JT Darsell, G Xia, and JS Hardy. 2005. "Effects of Thermal Cycling and Thermal Aging on the Hermeticity and Strength of Silver-Copper Oxide Air-Brazed Seals." Journal of Power Sources 152:97-104. 
  • Weil KS, CA Coyle, JS Hardy, JYY Kim, and G Xia. 2005. "ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF SEALING PLANAR SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELLS." In Developments in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and Lithium Ion Batteries, held 2004 Published in Ceramic Transactions, vol. 161, pp. 79-88.  American Ceramic Society, Westerville. 
  • Weil KS, CA Coyle, JS Hardy, G Xia, and JY Kim. 2005. "NEW PLANAR SOFC SEALING TECHNIQUES FOR POTENTIAL TRANSPORTATION APPLICATIONS." In Proceedings of SOFC IX, vol. 2, ed. SC Singhal and J Mizusaki, pp. 1957-1966.  Electrochemical Society, Pennington, NJ. 
  • Williford RE, XS Li, RS Addleman, GE Fryxell, S Baskaran, JC Birnbaum, CA Coyle, TS Zemanian, CM Wang, and AR Courtney. 2005. "Mechanical Stability of Templated Mesoporous Silica Thin Films." Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 85(3):260-266. 


  • Weil KS, JE Deibler, JS Hardy, DS Kim, G Xia, LA Chick, and CA Coyle. 2004. "Rupture Testing as a Tool for Developing Planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Seals." Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance 13(3):316-326. 
  • Hardy JS, JT Darsell, CA Coyle, JC Birnbaum, and KS Weil. 2004. "Thermal Cyclability of Reactive Air Braze Seals in Anode Supported Solid Oxide Fuel Cells." In Joining of Advanced and Specialty Materials VI - Proceedings from Materials Solutions 2003 on Joining of Advanced and Specialty Materials, Oct. 13-15 2003, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, pp. 51-58.  ASM International, Materials Park, OH. 


  • Birnbaum JC, GE Fryxell, XS Li, CA Coyle, GC Dunham, and S Baskaran. 2003. "Effects of Trace Metals and Organic Additives on Porosity and Dielectric Constant of High Purity Mesoporous Silica Films ." Chemical Communications 2003(15):1830-1831. 
  • Li XS, JC Birnbaum, RE Williford, GE Fryxell, CA Coyle, GC Dunham, and S Baskaran. 2003. "Effect of Humidity Treatments on Porosity and Mechanical Integrity of Mesoporous Silica Films ." Chemical Communications (16):2054-2055. 
  • Mukerjee S, SJ Shaffer, J Zizelman, LA Chick, S Baskaran, YS Chou, CA Coyle, JE Deibler, GD Maupin, KD Meinhardt, DM Paxton, TJ Peters, VL Sprenkle, KS Weil, and RE Williford. 2003. "Development Of A Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Stack By Delphi And Battelle." In Solid Oxide Fuel Cells VIII (SOFC VIII). Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, vol. 2003-07, ed. S.C. Singhal; M. Kokiya, pp. 88-97.  The Electrochemical Society, Inc., Pennington, NJ. 
  • Weil KS, CA Coyle, JYY Kim, and JS Hardy. 2003. "The Effect of Composition on the Wetting Behavior and Joint Strength of the Ag-CuO Reactive Air Braze." In Solid State Ionics-2002: Symposium held December 2-5, 2002, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. , vol. 756, ed. Philippe Knauth; Hubert A Gasteiger, pp. 551-556.  Materials Research Society, Warrendale, PA. 


  • Baskaran S, J Liu, K Domansky, NJ Kohler, XH Li, CA Coyle, GE Fryxell, S Thevuthasan, and RE Williford. 2000. "Low Dielectric Constant Mesoporous Silica Films Through Molecularly Templated Synthesis ." Advanced Materials 12(4):291-294. 

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