On the growth of gadolinia-doped ceria by pulsed laser deposition

Nini Pryds, Katarzyna Agnieszka Rodrigo, Søren Linderoth, Jørgen Schou

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In order to establish a new platform to manufacture micro sized solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) with low operating temperatures, new design concepts, new preparation methods and new materials are being explored. Our studies in this paper are focused on the electrolyte material, and in particular gadolinia doped ceria (GDC), an electrolytematerial, likely to replace the traditional yttria-stabilised zirconia (YSZ) for low temperature applications. GDC films were grown on a single crystal Si by pulsed laser deposition (PLD). The microstructure of the films as a function of growth time has been studied. We have found that the mean grain size increases with film thickness h as h2/5, in agreement with theoretical results.
Original languageEnglish
JournalApplied Surface Science
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)5232-5235
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
  • Fuel Cells and hydrogen
  • Grain size
  • Gadolinia doped ceria
  • PLD


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