Properties of plasma sprayed ScSZ electrolyte coating

Aruna, ST and Badi , ShriPraksh and Narayanaswamy , Balaji and William Grips, VK Properties of plasma sprayed ScSZ electrolyte coating. Nanomaterials and Energy, 1 (5). pp. 1-9. ISSN 2045-9831

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The cost-effective preparation of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) electrolyte layer is an important issue for its practical application to SOFCs. Among many processes used for preparing electrolyte in SOFCs, atmospheric plasma spraying is of advantage because of rapid deposition with fl exibility possibly leading to cost-effective manufacturing of SOFCs. In the present study, plasma-sprayable scandia-stabilized zirconia (ScSz) powder is prepared by co-precipitation route without any agglomeration step and the powders are characterized for phase, morphology, fl owability and particle size using powder X-ray diffractometry, Raman spectroscopy, fi eld emission scanning electron microscopy, Hall fl ow meter, and particle size analyzer. The powder exhibited cubic phase, good flow ability, and blocky angular shape. Freeform of plasma sprayed ScSZ is characterized for conductivity. The overall conductivity of ScSZ plasma sprayed coating at 773 K (~7.19 × 10−4 S/cm) is much higher than the reported value at the same temperature for plasma sprayed ScSZ. This may be due to the better melting of the particles in the present study. The as plasma sprayed coating is also characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy to determine the adhesion of the coating to the substrate.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: plasma sprayed, ScSZ electrolyte coating
Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Chemistry and Materials (General)
Depositing User: Ms Indrani V
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2012 10:18
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2012 10:18

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