Preparation and Electrochemical Performance of Hydrogen Electrode and Electrolyte for SOEC by Tape Casting and Lamination
The solid oxide electrolysis cell (SOEC) has been receiving increasing research and attention worldwide due to its potential usage for large-scale production of hydrogen. Tape casting and lamination technique were successfully used to fabricate the NiO-YSZ hydrogen electrode substrate cermets of planar solid oxide electrolysis cell. In this paper the green tape with thickness of 350μm was prepared by tape casting and then the lamination was used to obtain the required thickness for the NiO-YSZ hydrogen electrode-supported electrolyte cermets. The rheological properties of the suspensions with NiO-YSZ and YSZ were studied, respectively. The optimal temperature and pressure of the lamination were determined, and four direction of lamination mode was used according to tape casting direction to obtain symmetrical and even hydrogen electrode-supported electrolyte after co-sintering. Pore-formers were used to increase the porosity of the hydrogen electrode. The green tape was analyzed by TG-DSC analysis, the microstructure was observed by scanning electron microscope. The electrochemical performance of unit cell was measured at 850°C.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
J. T. Ma et al., "Preparation and Electrochemical Performance of Hydrogen Electrode and Electrolyte for SOEC by Tape Casting and Lamination", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 434-435, pp. 727-730, 2010