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Ceramic Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell
Author:HAN Minfang  ZHANG Yongliang 
Unit:1. State Key Laboratory of Power Systems  Department of Thermal Engineering  Tsinghua University  Beijing 100084  China  2. Tsinghua Innovation Center in Dongguan  Dongguan 523808  Guangdong  China 
Keyword:solid oxide fuel cell  oxide-ion conductor  mixed 
Year,volume(Issue):page number:2017,45(11):0-0
Solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) is known as a ceramic fuel cell. The key components including electrolyte, cathode and anode
are ceramic materials. The dense electrolyte film requires a pure oxygen ion conductivity. In general, the oxygen ion conductivity is
mainly derived from the oxygen vacancy in oxide materials by doping lower valence metallic ions. Fluorite structured Y2O3 stabilized
ZrO2 (YSZ) and Sc2O3 stabilized ZrO2 (ScSZ) are the main electrolyte materials for industrial application. The doped CeO2, δ-Bi2O3
and doped LaGaO3 perovskite, with a higher oxygen ion conductivity, have a potential application for SOFC at a lower temperature.
The electrodes are porous ceramic materials with oxygen ion and electron conductivity. Ni-YSZ cermet has been used in industries
due to its high electrochemical performance. The perovskite materials with a mixed ionic and electronic conductivity (MIEC) have
attracted considerable attention because of their potential applications in SOFC under hydrocarbon fuels. Doped LaMnO3-YSZ
composite ceramic is a widely used cathode material for high-temperature SOFC, having a high electrochemical performance and a
good stability in long-term operation. While the doped LaFeO3, especially La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3, is used in intermediate-temperature
SOFC, also showing good electrochemical activity and stability. Moreover, optimizing the composition and structure of cathode
material remains a research focus for the development of SOFC.
Foundation item:
国家重大研发计划(2017YFB0601903);北京市百名领军人才 项目(Z151100000315031);山西省科技厅项目(MD2014-08); 东莞市引进创新科研团队(201460720100025);清华大学自 主科研计划(2015THZ0)。
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