Catalyst-infiltrated supporting cathode for thin-film SOFCs

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The fabrication and electrochemical performance of co-fired,LSM-SYSZ [i.e., La0.65Sr0.30MnO3 (LSM) - (Sc2O3)0.1(Y2O3)0.01(ZrO2)0.89] supported thin-film cells were examined using humidified hydrogen as a fuel. Co-firing of bi-layers and tri-layers was successful at 1250 C by optimizing the amount of carbon pore formers. A power density of a factor of 2.5 higher than that recently reported for the same type of cell at 800 C [3] was obtained for a cell with cobalt infiltration into the supporting cathode: the peak power densities were 455, 389, 285, 202, 141mW/cm2 at 800, 750, 700, 650, 600 C, respectively, and in most cases power densities ... continued below

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Yamahara, Keiji; Jacobson, Craig P.; Visco, Steven J. & De Jonghe,Lutgard C. April 12, 2004.

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The fabrication and electrochemical performance of co-fired,LSM-SYSZ [i.e., La0.65Sr0.30MnO3 (LSM) - (Sc2O3)0.1(Y2O3)0.01(ZrO2)0.89] supported thin-film cells were examined using humidified hydrogen as a fuel. Co-firing of bi-layers and tri-layers was successful at 1250 C by optimizing the amount of carbon pore formers. A power density of a factor of 2.5 higher than that recently reported for the same type of cell at 800 C [3] was obtained for a cell with cobalt infiltration into the supporting cathode: the peak power densities were 455, 389, 285, 202, 141mW/cm2 at 800, 750, 700, 650, 600 C, respectively, and in most cases power densities at 0.7V exceeded more than 90 percent of the peak output. Increasing the cathode porosity from 43 to 53 percent improved peak power densities by as much as 1.3, shifting the diffusion limitation to high current densities. Cobalt infiltration into the support improved those by as much as a factor of 2 due to a significant reduction in non-ohmic resistance. These results demonstrate that cobalt catalyst-infiltrated LSM can be effective and low-cost supporting electrodes for reduced temperature, thin film SOFCs.

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  • Journal Name: Solid State Ionics; Journal Volume: 176; Journal Issue: 5-6; Related Information: Journal Publication Date: 02/14/2005

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  • Report No.: LBNL--55226
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 861131
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc782612

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Yamahara, Keiji; Jacobson, Craig P.; Visco, Steven J. & De Jonghe,Lutgard C. Catalyst-infiltrated supporting cathode for thin-film SOFCs, article, April 12, 2004; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc782612/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.