Single cell performance of planar solid oxide fuel cells

Tomoo Iwata, Natsuko Sakai, Tatsuya Kawada, Harumi Yokokawa, Masayuki Dokiya

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Planar single cells using zirconia plates (46-mm diameter and 500-μm thickness) were fabricated by the tape casting method. The open-circuit voltage was 1.07 V and the maximum power output was 0.22 W/cm2 with hydrogen and air as fuel and oxidant, respectively. Cathodic polarization decreased drastically during cell operation. Anodic polarization increased more than the internal resistance of the zirconia plate with lowering temperature. In the case of direct introduction of methane, the cracking reaction of methane and subsequent direct electrochemical oxidation of carbon seemed to proceed preferentially on the anode.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-239
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 25th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference - IECEC '90 - Reno, NV, USA
Duration: 1990 Aug 121990 Aug 17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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