This study investigated the combined effects of self-propagating high-temperature synthesis (SHS), planetary ball-mill (PBM) treatment, and sintering temperature on La0.7Sr0.3Ga0.7Mg 0.1Fe0.2O3-δ (LSGMF73712) as an electrolyte material for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC). The SHS products (SHSLSGMF73712) were compared with that prepared via solid-state reaction (SSR) in terms of sinterability and power generation performance. The SHS products were treated with PBM for 10, 30, 50, and 70 h. The SHS products contained the by-product LaSrGaO4; however, in the SHS products treated with PBM for longer than 50 h, the by-product disappeared after sintering at 1350 °C for 3 h in air. Among the samples, SHS products treated with PBM for 70 h displayed superior sintering (1350 °C), whereas the SSR product (SSR-LSGMF73712) was successfully sintered at 1450 °C for 3 h in air. Under the cell configuration of Ni-Fe/SHS-LSGMF73712-PBM70 h (0.3 mm thick)/Sm 0.5Sr0.5CoO3, the maximum power density was 0.673 W/cm2 at 800 °C using humidified hydrogen gas (3 mol% H2O) as a fuel and air as an oxidizing agent at a flow rate of 100 mL/min, which was almost equivalent to that using SSR-LSGMF73712 (0.629 W/cm2 at 800 °C) under the same conditions.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry