Characteristics of La0.8Sr0.05Ca0.15CrO3 Interconnect Material for SOFC Synthesized by a Modified Pechini Method, USP, and GNP
The characteristics of La0.8Sr0.05Ca0.15CrO3 interconnect material synthesized by modified pechini method, USP, and GNP was investigated. The powder synthesized by Pechini method exhibited somewhat aggregated shape. The precursor synthesized by USP had spherical shape and their particle size decreased somewhat after calcining procedure at 1000oC. In the case of GNP, the precursor formed agglomerated particles. The average particle size of powders synthesized by Pechini method, USP, and GNP were 0.4+m, 0.6+m, and below 10nm, respectively. The La0.8Sr0.05Ca0.15CrO3 powder had a single perovskite phase and orthorhombic structure. After sintering at 1400oC and 1500oC, the relative density of samples synthesized by pechini method was approximately 95% and that of samples synthesized by USP was slightly small. However, that of the samples synthesized by GNP was approximately 92%.
Byung Tae Ahn, Hyeongtag Jeon, Bo Young Hur, Kibae Kim and Jong Wan Park
T. H. Lim et al., "Characteristics of La0.8Sr0.05Ca0.15CrO3 Interconnect Material for SOFC Synthesized by a Modified Pechini Method, USP, and GNP", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 124-126, pp. 799-802, 2007