Cathode supports of SOFCs with a hierarchical pore structure

D. H. Dong, Xin Shao, Z. T. Wang, G. M. Parkinson, C. Z. Li

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Cathode-supported SOFCs are attractive for the potential utilization of hydrocarbons as fuels to generate electricity because Cu-based anodes can be used to deal with coke formation in the Ni-base anodes. However, Cu-based anodes cannot be used in anode-supported SOFCs because the high sintering temperatures (above 1350 °C) required for the formation of a dense electrolyte film may melt the Cu-based anodes. Compared with anode materials, cathode materials show higher sinterability, which leads to a low porosity of the supporting cathodes and in turn high gas diffusion resistance within the cathodes. To get around this problem, a novel supporting cathode with efficient gas diffusion channels will be developed in this study in order to achieve high performances in power generation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECS Transactions
EditorsT. Kawada, S.C. Singhal
PublisherElectrochemical Society Inc.
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventECS International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells 2013 - Okinawa, Japan
Duration: 6 Oct 201311 Oct 2013
Conference number: 13th

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
PublisherInstitute of Physics Publishing, Inc.
ISSN (Print)1938-6737
ISSN (Electronic)1938-5862


ConferenceECS International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells 2013
Abbreviated titleSOFC-XIII
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