Fabrication and characterization of a co-fired La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-δ cathode-supported Ce0.9Gd0.1O1.95 thin-film for IT-SOFCs

Y. Liu, S. Hashimoto, H. Nishino, K. Takei, M. Mori

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A dense membrane of Ce0.9Gd0.1O1.95 on a porous cathode based on a mixed conducting La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-δ was fabricated via a slurry coating/co-firing process. With the purpose of matching of shrinkage between the support cathode and the supported membrane, nano-Ce0.9Gd0.1O1.95 powder with specific surface area of 30 m2 g-1 was synthesized by a newly devised coprecipitation to make the low-temperature sinterable electrolyte, whereas 39 m2 g-1 nano-Ce0.9Gd0.1O1.95 prepared from citrate method was added to the cathode to favor the shrinkage for the La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-δ. Bi-layers consisting of <20 μm dense ceria film on 2 mm thick porous cathode were successfully fabricated at 1200 °C. This was followed by co-firing with NiO-Ce0.9Gd0.1O1.95 at 1100 °C to form a thin, porous, and well-adherent anode. The laboratory-sized cathode-supported cell was shown to operate below 600 °C, and the maximum power density obtained was 35 mW cm-2 at 550 °C, 60 mW cm-2 at 600 °C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-64
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 10


  • Cathode-supported SOFC
  • Co-firing
  • Gadolinium-doped ceria oxide
  • LaSrCoFeO
  • Solid oxide fuel cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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