Gas-tight yttria-doped barium zirconate thin film electrolyte via chemical solution deposition technique
Baek, Jong Dae
Date of Issue2017
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
A 500 nm thick yttria-doped barium zirconate (BZY) proton conducting electrolyte film, fabricated via a low-cost and high-throughput chemical solution deposition (CSD) technique, was sintered at a remarkably low temperature of 1000 °C, which is much lower than the typical solid state sintering temperature of minimum 1300 °C. Therefore, the detrimental issues, commonly encountered in solid state sintering, such as barium evaporation and phase separation, were not observed. Gas-tightness of the BZY film was confirmed by 8 h of stable open circuit voltage (OCV) at 1.08 V from a button fuel cell with NiO-BZY anode substrate and LSCF cathode. The application of the film is aimed at the electrolytes of intermediate to low temperature solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs).
Chemical solution deposition
Journal of the European Ceramic Society
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