Title: Influence of strontium-rich pore-filling phase on the performance of La0.6Sr0.4CoO3−δ thin-film cathodes
Authors : Pecho, Omar
Holzer, Lorenz
Yáng, Zhèn
Martynczuk, Julia
Hocker, Thomas
Flatt, Robert J.
Prestat, Michel
Published in : Journal of Power Sources
Volume(Issue) : 274
Pages : 295
Pages to: 303
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Elsevier BV
Issue Date: 15-Jan-2015
Language : Englisch / English
Subjects : Map; MIEC; Cathode; SOFC
Subject (DDC) : 540: Chemie
621.3: Elektrotechnik, Elektronik
Abstract: Nanoporous 1-μm thin La0.6Sr0.4CoO3−δ (LSC) layers are deposited by spray pyrolysis and subsequently sintered at 600 °C, 800 °C, and 1000 °C. A strontium- and oxygen-rich phase can be found within the pore network, which appears at low sintering temperatures. This so-called “secondary phase” occupies up to 20.7 vol.% of the LSC films for the 600 °C annealing process. It does not hinder the electrochemical activity towards oxygen reduction of such layers that exhibit an area-specific resistance (ASR) as low as 0.13 Ω cm2 at 600 °C in air. This result makes the spray pyrolysed LSC thin films promising candidates as intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cell cathodes. For higher sintering temperatures the secondary phase progressively disappears. A correlation between the inverse of the ASR and the whole LSC surface area (regardless of the presence of the secondary phase or not) is also evidenced. The increase of ASR with increasing sintering temperature is found to be primarily related to the exchange neutral flux density of the Sr-deficient LSC.
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Computational Physics (ICP)
Publication type: Beitrag in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschrift / Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2014.10.060
ISSN: 0378-7753
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/1630
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