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Electrochemical investigation of LSGMC-composite cathodes on LSGM-substrate

  • Author(s): Do, AT
  • Guo, J
  • Lu, X
  • Pine, T
  • Bac, J
  • Brouwer, J
  • et al.

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As potential intermediate-temperature SOFC cathodes, perovskite composite cathode materials were evaluated in combination with a La0.8Sr0.2Ga0.8Mg0.2O3-δ(LSGM) electrolyte. Various cathode materials La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-δ(LSCF), Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-δ(BSCF), and Pr0.3Sr0.7Co0.8Fe0.2O3-δ(PSCF) were compounded with La0.8Sr0.2Ga0.8Mg0.1Co0.1O3-δ(LSGMC) as a mixed conducting composite element. All powders were synthesized by the glycine-nitrate process (GNP). XRD analysis found resistive phases of LaSrGaO4and LaSrGa3O7present in the calcined layer of composite cathodes on LSGM. A bulk ohmie resistance of 3.81 Ω·cm2and an interfacial resistance value of 0.16 Ω were measured for LSCF/LSGMC composite cathode on LSGM substrate at 800°C in air. Low-frequency secondary ares in the impedance spectra of LSCF/LSGMC cathode coupled with low current density and low cathode porosity suggested possible mass transfer limitations. The LSCF/LSGMC composite electrode performed best at 800°C (0.11 A/cm2at 0.045 V overpotential) while the BSCF/LSGMC performed best at the lowest temperature investigated (0.1 A/cm2at 700°C and 0.04 V overpotential). ©The Electrochemical Society.

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