Electrochemical Properties of Cathode for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell with Gd-Doped Ceria Electrolyte
Electrochemical properties (terminal voltage, ohmic resistance and overpotential) were measured for the cells of indium tin oxide (ITO, 90 mass% In2O3-10 mass% SnO2), perovskite-type oxide La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3 (LSCF) or SrRuO3 cathode / Gd-doped ceria electrolyte (Ce0.8Gd0.2O1.9, GDC, 600-700 μm thick) / Ni-GDC anode using 3 vol% H2O-containing H2 fuel at 873 and 1073 K. The highest power density was obtained for the cell with SrRuO3 cathode, and was 36 and 328 mW/cm2 at 873 and 1073 K, respectively. The voltage drop was larger for the cathode than for the anode. Both of the ohmic resistance and overpotential were lowest for the SrRuO3 cathode among the investigated cathodes.
Young Won Chang, Nack J. Kim and Chong Soo Lee
T. Shimonosono et al., "Electrochemical Properties of Cathode for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell with Gd-Doped Ceria Electrolyte", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 26-28, pp. 275-278, 2007