Microstructure and Polarization Studies on Interlayer Free La0.65Sr0.3Co0.2Fe0.8O3–d Cathodes Fabricated on Yttria Stabilized Zirconia by Solution Precursor Plasma Spraying

Shri Prakash , B and Balaji, N and Senthil Kumar, S and Aruna, ST (2016) Microstructure and Polarization Studies on Interlayer Free La0.65Sr0.3Co0.2Fe0.8O3–d Cathodes Fabricated on Yttria Stabilized Zirconia by Solution Precursor Plasma Spraying. Fuel Cells, 16 ( 5). 617-627 .

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    Abstract

    Nano-structured cathodes of La0.65Sr0.3Co0.2Fe0.8O3–d (LSCF) are fabricated by solution precursor plasma spraying (SPPS) on yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) electrolytes (LSCF-SPPSYSZ). Phase pure LSCF is obtained at all plasma power. Performances of LSCF-SPPS-YSZ cathodes are compared with conventionally prepared LSCF cathodes on YSZ (LSCF-CYSZ) and gadolinium doped ceria (GDC) (LSCF-C-GDC) electrolytes. High Rp is observed in the LSCF-C-YSZ (~42 Ohmcm2 at 700 �C) followed by LSCF-C-GDC (Rp~1.5 Ohmcm2 at 700 �C) cathodes. Performance of the LSCF-SPPS-YSZ cathodes (Rp~0.1 Ohmcm2 at 700 �C) is found to be even superior to the performance of LSCF-CGDC cathodes. High performance in LSCF-SPPS-YSZ cathodes is attributed to its nano-structure and absence of any interfacial insulating phase which may be attributed to the low temperature at the interaction point of LSCF and YSZ and low interaction time between LSCF and YSZ during SPPS process. In the time scale of 100 h, no change in the polarization resistances is observed at 750 �C. Based on the literature and from the present studies it can be stated that SOFC with YSZ electrolyte and LSCF-SPPS-YSZ cathode can be operated at 750 �C for a longer duration of time and good performance can probably be achieved.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: Copyright to this article belongs to M/s. John Wiley & Sons
    Uncontrolled Keywords: AC impedance spectroscopy;Cathode;Conductivity;Oxygen reduction reaction;Solid oxide fuel cell
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aeronautics (General)
    Division/Department: Surface Engineering Division, Surface Engineering Division, Surface Engineering Division, Surface Engineering Division
    Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
    Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 14:56
    Last Modified: 08 May 2017 14:56
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/12544

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