Role of Cathode in Single Chamber SOFC
The role of the catalytic activity of the cathode materials on the open circuit voltage (OCV) of single chamber solid oxide fuel cell (SC-SOFC) was investigated. Ni-cermet has been proven to be as a very efficient catalyst for fuel and used as anode. On the other hand, typical cathode materials (perovskrte oxides) are also known as catalytically active for fuel oxidation and therefore affect the OCV of the cell. Cells with a mixture of doped ceria and (La, Sr)(Co, Fe)O3 (LSCF) as cathode, and Ag as reference electrode on doped ceria electrolyte (SDC) were prepared and tested in single chamber configuration. The OCV increased as SDC content decreased and reached values as high as 0.1V for pure LSCF. A power density of ~ 140 mW/cm2 was obtained at 600°C using Ni-cermet anode and LSCF-10% SDC cathode.
T. Suzuki et al., "Role of Cathode in Single Chamber SOFC," Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 257-261, Wiley-Blackwell, Jan 2004.
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28th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (2004: Jan. 25-30, Cocoa Beach, FL)
Materials Science and Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Catalyst activity; Electrolytes; Oxidation; Perovskite; Solid oxide fuel cells; Voltage control; Chamber configuration; Fuel oxidation; Reference electrodes, Cathodes
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