Elaboration of Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia Films on Porous Substrates
The development of solid oxide fuel cell has shown that the thin film concept for the electrode supported designs, based on the yttria-stabilized zirconia, is more promising than the research of new electrolyte materials. In this work, the spray pyrolysis process was investigated in order to obtain dense thin films of YSZ on porous ceramic substrates. High porosity LSM, a typical material of SOFC cathodes, was used as substrate. The precursor solution was obtained by zirconium and yttrium salts dissolved in a mixture of ethanol and propylene glycol, with volume ratio 1:1. The substrate was heated and maintained at a constant temperature (280°C, 340°C or 560°C). The as-obtained films were heat treated in a temperature of 700°C, aiming to obtain yttria-stabilized-zirconia films from the amorphous film. The morphology and microstructure of the films were characterized by scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction.
Lucio Salgado and Francisco Ambrozio Filho
T. Falcade et al., "Elaboration of Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia Films on Porous Substrates", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 660-661, pp. 707-711, 2010