Sr2Fe1.5Mo0.5O6−δ (SFM) perovskite is carefully investigated as an anode material for solid oxide fuel cells with LaGaO3-based electrolytes. Its electronic conductivity under anodic atmosphere is measured with four-probe method while its ionic conductivity is determined with oxygen permeation measurement. Samaria doped ceria (SDC) is incorporated into SFM electrode to improve the anodic performance. A strong relation is observed between SDC addition and polarization losses, suggesting that the internal SFM-SDC contacts are active for H2 oxidation. The best electrode performance is achieved for the composite with 30 wt% SDC addition, resulting in an interfacial polarization resistance of 0.258 Ω cm2 at 700◦C for La0.8Sr0.2Ga0.8Mg0.2O3−δ supported single cells. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy analysis indicates that the high performance of SFM-SDC composite anodes is likely due to the high ionic conductivity and electro-catalytic activity of SDC by promoting the ionic exchange processes. Redox cycle treatment shows that SDC addition can even improve the redox tolerance of SFM anodes.
Published in Journal of The Electrochemical Society, Volume 159, Issue 5, 2012, pages B619-B626.
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He, B., Zhao, L., Song, S., Liu, T., Chen, F., & Xia, C. (21 March 2012). Sr2Fe1.5Mo0.5O6-δ – Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9 Composite Anodes for Intermediate-Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 159 (5), B619 – B626. http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/2.020206jes