Preparation of Ni-Fe bimetallic porous anode support for solid oxide fuel cells using LaGaO3 based electrolyte film with high power density

Young Wan Ju, Hiroyuki Eto, Toru Inagaki, Shintaro Ida, Tatsumi Ishihara

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    Optimization of sintering temperature for NiO-Fe2O3 composite oxide substrate was studied in order to obtain a dense substrate with smooth surface. By in situ reduction, the substrate was changed to a porous Ni-Fe alloy metal. The volumetric shrinkage and porosity of the substrate were also studied systematically with the Ni-Fe substrate reduced at different temperatures. A Sr and Mg-doped LaGaO3 (LSGM) thin film was prepared on dense substrate by the pulsed laser deposition (PLD) method. The LSGM film with stoichiometric composition was successfully prepared under optimal deposition parameters and a target composition. Sm0.5Sr0.5CoO3 (SSC55) cathode was prepared by the slurry coating method on the deposited film. Prepared SOFC single cell shows high power density and the maximum power density (MPD) achieved was 1.79, 0.82 and 0.29 W cm-2 at 973, 873 and 773 K, respectively. After thermal cycle from 973 to 298 K, the cell shows almost theoretical open circuit potential (1.1 V) and the power density of 1.62 W cm-2, which is almost the same as that at first cycles. Therefore, the Ni-Fe porous metal support made by the selective reduction is highly promising as a metal anode substrate for SOFC using LaGaO3 thin film.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)6294-6300
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Power Sources
    Issue number19
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2010

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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