Bias polarization study of steam electrolysis by composite oxygen electrode Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-δ/BaCe0.4Zr0.4Y0.2O3-δ

Tao Yang, Aliaksandr Shaula, D. Pukazhselvan, Devaraj Ramasamy, Jiguang Deng, E. L. da Silva, Ricardo Duarte, Jorge A. Saraiva

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The polarization behavior of Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-δ-BaCe0.4Zr0.4Y0.2O3-δ (BSCF-BCZY) electrode under steam electrolysis conditions was studied in detail. The composite oxygen electrode supported by BCZY electrolyzer has been assessed as a function of temperature (T), water vapor partial pressures (pH2O), and bias polarization voltage for electrodes of comparable microstructure. The Electrochemical impedance spectra show two depressed arcs in general without bias polarization. And the electrode resistance became smaller with the increase of the bias polarization under the same water vapor partial pressures. The total resistance of the electrode was shown to be significantly affected by temperature, with the same level of pH2O and bias polarization voltage. This result highlights BSCF-BCZY as an effective oxygen electrode under moderate polarization and pH2O conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-86
JournalApplied Surface Science
Issue numberPART 1
Early online date14 Feb 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017


  • Bias polarization
  • Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
  • Protonic conductor
  • Steam electrolysis


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