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Influence of GDC on the performance of composite cathode LSCF:GDC for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Repetto, Claudia (2013) Influence of GDC on the performance of composite cathode LSCF:GDC for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. Master's, Università degli studi di Genova.

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This work is focused on the study of composite cathode LSCF/GDC. The aim is to understand the role of the GDC in the improved performance of the composite cathode compared to the pure LSCF one. Two different hypothesis have been elaborated in order to explain the better performance: the presence of GDC could enhance the ionic conductivity or it could have a catalytic effect or both. In order to understand which of these aspects could be influent, different designs of cathode have been manufactured. LSCF cathode has been used as reference and compared with the performances of a composite LSCF/GDC cathode, a LSCF impregnated with GDC one and a composite LSCF/GDC impregnated with GDC cathode. The impregnation has been carried out in order to verify the catalytic action of GDC. Symmetrical cells produced with these configurations have been submitted to electrochemical testing and microstructural analysis. From the results obtained the improved performance of the composite compared with the pure LSCF has been confirmed; however the impregnation did not bring any improvement in the performance, suggesting the conclusion of no catalytic effect of the GDC. In any case further development of this study using a higher load of GDC and/or GDC particles with smaller size would be beneficial in order to confirm this result. The tests on the cells were carried out also after 140 hours and it has been seen that the impregnated cathodes present a stable performance, whereas the composite not impregnated shows a worsening of performance. This behaviour suggests that the presence of deposited GDC particles stabilizes the cathod

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/86446/
Document Type:Thesis (Master's)
Additional Information:Betreuer am DLR: Dr. Remi Costa
Title:Influence of GDC on the performance of composite cathode LSCF:GDC for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Number of Pages:97
Keywords:SOFC, MIEC, Cathode, LSCF, composite, CGO, GDC
Institution:Università degli studi di Genova
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Efficient Energy Conversion and Use (old)
HGF - Program Themes:Fuel Cells (old)
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E EV - Energy process technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Elektrochemische Prozesse (old)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics > Electrochemical Energy Technology
Deposited By: Costa, Dr Rémi
Deposited On:11 Dec 2013 11:33
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:43

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