Electromotive Potential Distribution and Electronic Leak Currents in Working YSZ Based SOCs

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The size of electronic leak currents through the YSZ electrolyte of solid oxide cells have been calculated using basic solid state electrochemical relations and literature data. The distribution of the electromotive potential, of Galvani potential, of concentration of electrons, e, and electron holes, h, was also calculated as these parameters are the basis for the understanding of the electronic conductivity that causes the electronic leak currents. The results are illustrated with examples. The effects of electrolyte thickness, temperature and cell voltage on the electronic leak current density are reported.
Original languageEnglish
JournalE C S Transactions
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)1315-1320
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event216th ECS Meeting: 11th International Symposium B10 - Solid Oxide Fuel Cells - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 4 Oct 20099 Oct 2009
Conference number: 216


Conference216th ECS Meeting

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  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
  • Fuel Cells and hydrogen


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