Synthesis and Characterization of the Cathode Materials La0.7Sr0.15Ca0.15Co1-yFeyO3-δ for ITSOFC
La0.7Sr0.15Ca0.15Co1-yFeyO3-δ(LSCCF)powders with 0.2y0.5 for the applications as the cathode materials in intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell(ITSOFC) were synthesized by glycine-nitrates-process(GNP) using metal-nitrates and glycine as the raw materials. The process, crystal structure and particles morphology of the powders calcined at 600°C,800°C,1000°C for 3h were characterized by IR,XRD and SEM. The experimental results show that co-doped Ca2+ and Sr2+ replacing some La3+ in A site and Fe3+ replacing some Co3+ in B site didn’t influence the formation of perovskite structure and the powders calcined at 800°C for 3h were high pure single perovskite state. The electrical conductivity of LSCCF samples sintered at 1200°C for 3h,was measured as a function of temperature from 100°C to 800°C by the four-probe DC method in air.As a result, the conducting mechanism of LSCCF is p-type small polaron hopping process, and the electrical conductivity are all higher than 100 S/cm. But the electrical conductivity of LSCCF samples increase with Fe3+ content decrease.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
W.Y. Gao et al., "Synthesis and Characterization of the Cathode Materials La0.7Sr0.15Ca0.15Co1-yFeyO3-δ for ITSOFC", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 105-106, pp. 653-656, 2010