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Novel Ba0.5Sr0.5(Co0.8Fe0.2)1−xTixO3−δ(x = 0, 0.05, and 0.1) cathode materials for proton-conducting solid oxide fuel cells

Authors
Journal
Solid State Ionics
0167-2738
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
214
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ssi.2012.02.049
Keywords
  • Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3−δ
  • Ti-Doping
  • Chemical Stability
  • Proton Conductor
  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cell
  • Cathode
Disciplines
  • Chemistry

Abstract

Abstract Ba0.5Sr0.5(Co0.8Fe0.2)1−xTixO3−δ (x=0, 0.05, and 0.1) materials were successfully prepared via an improved solid-state reaction route in an attempt to get better chemical stability for Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3−δ (BSCF). Stability tests showed that the novel Ti-doping strategy can effectively increase the chemical stability for Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3−δ in CO2-containing environments. The larger the Ti doping amount, the better the chemical stability. Ti-doped samples showed only a slight increase in area specific resistance (ASR) values, as shown from electrochemical tests performed on symmetrical cells. Therefore, anode-supported single fuel cells using BaZr0.4Ce0.4Y0.2O3−δ (BZCY) as the electrolyte and BZCY-Ba0.5Sr0.5(Co0.8Fe0.2)0.9Ti0.1O3−δ as the composite cathode, were fabricated and tested. The measured maximum power density values were 181, 116, and 49mWcm−2 at 700, 600, and 500°C, respectively.

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