A high performance ceria based interdiffusion barrier layer prepared by spin-coating

Pawel Plonczak, Mario Joost, Johan Hjelm, Martin Søgaard, Mats Lundberg, Peter Vang Hendriksen

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    A multiple spin-coating deposition procedure of Ce0.9Gd0.1O1.95 (CGO) for application in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) was developed. The thin and dense CGO layer can be employed as a barrier layer between yttria stabilised zirconia (YSZ) electrolyte and a (La, Sr)(Co, Fe)O3 based cathode. The decomposition of the polymer precursor used in the spin-coating process was studied. The depositions were performed on anode supported half cells. By controlling the sintering temperature between each spin-coating process, dense and crack-free CGO films with a thickness of approximately 1 μm were obtained. The successive steps of dense layer production was investigated by scanning electron microscopy. X-ray diffraction was employed to monitor the crystal structure of the CGO layer sintered at different temperatures. The described spin coated barrier layer was evaluated using an anode supported cell with a composite cathode made of La0.58Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3 (LSCF) and Ce0.9Gd0.1O1.95. The developed CGO layer, was sufficient to restrain reactions between the perovskite based electrode and the electrolyte.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Power Sources
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)1156-1162
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


    • Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
    • Fuel Cells and Hydrogen

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