In this study, we have fabricated high performance low temperature solid oxide fuel cells (LT-SOFCs) with both acicular anodes and cathodes with thin Gd-doped ceria (GDC) electrolyte film. The acicular Ni-Gd0.1Ce0.9O2−δ (Ni-GDC) anode was prepared using freeze drying tape casting, while the hierarchically porous cathode with nano-size Sm0.5Sr0.5CoO3 (SSC) particles covering an acicular GDC skeleton was prepared by a combination of freeze drying tape casting and self-rising approaches. The acicular electrodes with 5–200 μm pores/channels enhance mass transport, while SSC particles of about 50 nm in the cathode promote electrochemical reactions. Cells which have this novel electrode architecture show a significantly high power output of 1.44 W cm−2 and an extremely low cell polarization resistance of 0.0379 Ω cm2 at 600 °C.
Published in RSC Advances, Volume 21, Issue 32, 2012, pages 12118-12121.
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Chen, Y., Liu, Q., Yang, Z., Chen, F. & Han, M. (14 December 2012). High Performance Low Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells with Novel Electrode Architecture. RSC Advances, 2 (32), 12118 – 12121. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C2RA21921B