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Porous compostites of Sr-doped LaFeO3 (LSF and yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) were investigated as conductive scaffolds for infiltrated SOFC cathodes with the goal of producing scaffolds for which only a few perovskite infiltration steps are required to achieve sufficient conductivity. While no new phases form when LSF-YSZ composites are calcined to 1623 K, shifts in the lattice parameters indicate Zr can enter the perovskite phase. Measurements on dense, LSF-YSZ composites show that the level of Zr doping depends on the Sr:La ration. Because conductivity of undoped LSF increases with Sr content while both the iconic and electronic conductivities of Zr-doped LSF decrease with the level of Zr in the perovskite phase, there is an optimum initial Sr content corresponding to La0.9Sr0.1FeO3 (LSF91). Although schaffolds made with 100% LSF had a higher conductivity then scaffolds made with 50:50 LSF-YSZ mixtures, the 50:50 mixture provides the optimal interfacial structure with the electrolyte and sufficient conductivity, providing the best cathode performance upon infiltration of La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3 (LSCF).
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composite scaffold, fuel cell, infiltration, ionic conductivity, LSCF, LSF, membrane, SOFC, YSZ
Cheng, Y., Oh, T., Wilson, R., Gorte, R. J., & Vohs, J. M. (2017). An Investigation of LSF-YSZ Conductive Scaffolds for Infiltrated SOFC Cathodes. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 164 (6), F525-F529. http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/2.0531706jes
Date Posted: 01 December 2017
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