Title

Stability and Performance of YSZ Infiltrated Platinum Electrodes for Sensors and Solid Oxide Cells

Abstract

Limited electrochemical performance and microstructure instability are crucial problems in Platinum electrodes for solid state electrochemical devices. YSZ infiltration into porous YSZ skeleton is a prospective method to enhance the electrochemical performance and stabilize the microstructure. In this work, the effect of Pt skeleton microstructure on the electrochemical performance and stability of Pt-YSZ electrodes prepared by infiltration was investigated. The electrode polarization resistance of YSZ infiltrated Pt electrode sintered at 800 °C was 0.060 Ohm.cm2 per electrode at 800 °C without degradation during the operation time of 51 hours. Triple phase boundary enhancement by YSZ infiltration and YSZ infiltration into Pt skeleton with smaller particle size resulted in the suppression of the electrochemical process observed at 150 Hz.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Ionic Conductor; Microstructure; Electrical Properties

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2013 Materials Research Society, All rights reserved.

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