A yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) thin film on an La0.8Sr0.2MnO3 porous cathode substrate was prepared, using electrophoretic deposition (EPD) to fabricate a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC). The electrical conductivity of an La0.8Sr0.2MnO3 substrate is satisfactorily high at room temperature; therefore, YSZ powder could be deposited electrophoretically onto an La0.8Sr0.2MnO3 substrate without any extra surface treatment, such as a metal coating. Successive repetition of EPD and sintering was required to obtain a film without gas leakage, because of the thermal expansion coefficient mismatch between the YSZ and the La0.8Sr0.2MnO3 substrate. On the other hand, the electromotive force of the oxygen concentration in the cell that used YSZ film prepared via EPD increased and attained the theoretical value when the number of deposition and calcination cycles was increased. Six or more successive repetitions were required to obtain a YSZ film without gas leakage. A planar-type SOFC was fabricated, using nickel as the anode and YSZ film ( approximately 10 μm thick) that had been deposited onto the La0.8Sr0.2MnO3 substrate as the electrolyte and cathode. The cell exhibited an open circuit voltage of 1.0 V and a maximum power density of 1.5 W/cm2. Thus, the EPD method could be used as a colloidal process to prepare YSZ thin-film electrolytes for SOFCs.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2000|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ceramics and Composites
- Materials Chemistry