Combining Transition Metals – An Approach towards High-Performing Coking Tolerant Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anodes

D. B. Drasbæk, M. L. Traulsen, B. R. Sudireddy, P. Holtappels*

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Bimetallic combinations of the three transition metals, Ni, Co, and Fe, were infiltrated alongside gadolinium doped ceria (CGO), into a strontium titanate backbone. The infiltrated cells were analyzed using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy in the temperature range 650°-850°C and in the atmospheres: 4% H2O/H2, 50% H2O/H2, 80% H2O/H2, and 50% CO2/CO. In addition, in situ synchronous Raman spectroscopy and EIS experiments were performed to explore the coking tolerance of the bimetallic infiltrations. The electrocatalytic activity of the bimetals were similar to the single metals with electrode area specific resistances 0.35 Ωcm2, 0.28 Ωcm2, and 1.32 of Ωcm2 for the Co-Fe-CGO, Ni-Co-CGO, and Ni-Fe-CGO infiltrated cells, respectively, at 750oC in 50% H2O/H2. The results obtained from the synchronous in situ Raman - EIS experiments further indicates an improved coking resistance for combined transition metal infiltrations.
Original languageEnglish
JournalECS Transactions
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)1953-1961
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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