Electrodes for solid oxide fuel cells based on infiltration of Co-based materials

Alfred Junio Samson, Martin Søgaard, Nikolaos Bonanos

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The electrochemical performance of cathodes produced by infiltration of nitrates corresponding to the nominal compositions Co3O4, LaCoO3, and La0.6Sr0.4Co1.05O3−δ into porous backbones of Ce0.9Gd0.1O1.95 has been studied. Characterization by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy at 600◦C in air revealed that the lowest electrode polarization (Rp) value is obtained for La0.6Sr0.4Co1.05O3−δ (0.062cm2), followed by LaCoO3 (0.079cm2), andCo3O4-infiltrated cathodes (0.27cm2). The surprisingly good performance of LaCoO3- and Co3O4-infiltrated cathodes demonstrate the peculiarities encountered at the nanoscale and raise questions on the necessity of Sr doping if the electrocatalyst is formed as nanoparticles using the infiltration technique. ©2012 The Electrochemical Society
Original languageEnglish
JournalElectrochemical and Solid-State Letters
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)B54-B56
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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