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Solid Oxide Fuel Cells VII

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In this paper we describe the development of Cu/CeO2/YSZ anodes for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) that are active for the direct electrochemical oxidation of dry hydrocarbon fuels. A novel method for synthesizing thin-electrolyte, anode-supported cells is described. This method uses tape-casting of YSZ layers with graphite pore formers, followed by impregnation with aqueous solutions of Cu(NO3)2 and Ce(NO3)2. The performance of model SOFCs with Cu/CeO2/YSZ anodes while operating on a variety of dry hydrocarbon fuels, including methane, butane, decane, and synthetic diesel is reported.

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© The Electrochemical Society, Inc. 2001. All rights reserved. Except as provided under U.S. copyright law, this work may not be reproduced, resold, distributed, or modified without the express permission of The Electrochemical Society (ECS). The archival version of this work was published in Yokokawa, H. & Singhal, S.C. (Eds.), Solid Oxide Fuel Cells VII (SOFC VII): Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium, pp. 712-718. The Electrochemical Society: 2001.



Date Posted: 20 December 2017