Nano-structuring of SOFC anodes by reverse current treatment

D. Klotz, Julian Szasz, André Weber, E. Ivers-Tiffée

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

12 Citations (Scopus)


The electrooxidation reaction in the Ni/YSZ anode is still a limiting factor for the performance of anode supported SOFCs (ASC). An effective method for the improvement of anode performance is based on a short-time application of a high current density in reverse direction (reverse current treatment, RCT). In this contribution we evaluate this in-situ method for different oxygen partial pressures, current densities, durations, and the number of treatments. New information on the interplay between formation parameters and nanostructure characteristics is provided, giving new insights on nano-structuring of SOFC anodes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIonic and Mixed Conducting Ceramics 8
PublisherElectrochemical Society Inc.
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781607683179
ISBN (Print)9781566779531
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventIonic and Mixed Conducting Ceramics 8 - 221st ECS Meeting - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: May 6 2012May 10 2012

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737


ConferenceIonic and Mixed Conducting Ceramics 8 - 221st ECS Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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