Reversible Solid Oxide Cells: Durability of fuel electrodes against voltage cycling

Katsuya Natsukoshi, Kengo Miyara, Yuya Tachikawa, Junko Matsuda, Shunsuke Taniguchi, George F. Harrington, Kazunari Sasakia-E

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Abstract

Reversible Solid Oxide Cells (r-SOCs) are an attractive electrochemical energy conversion technology that can act as both a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) for power generation, and a Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cell (SOEC) for steam electrolysis. Unfortunately, Ni-zirconia cermet, which is widely used in SOFCs, has the problem that the electronically conductive phases, Ni, agglomerates due to redox reactions and breaks the conductive path, resulting in performance degradation. In this study, we fabricated an alternative fuel electrode with a stable conductive structure using both an ionic conductor Ce0.9Gd0.1O2 (GDC) and an electronic conductor Sr0.9La0.1TiO3(LST), and we co-impregnate Ni and GDC to the fuel electrode using only Ni as an electrocatalyst. The durability of the conventional fuel electrode and our alternative fuel electrode was compared and evaluated, and the potential of the alternative fuel electrode material was demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, SOFC 2021
PublisherIOP Publishing
Pages375-382
Number of pages8
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781607685395
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 2021
Event17th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, SOFC 2021 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 18 Jul 202123 Jul 2021

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
Number1
Volume103
ISSN (Print)1938-6737
ISSN (Electronic)1938-5862

Conference

Conference17th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, SOFC 2021
Country/TerritorySweden
CityStockholm
Period18/07/2123/07/21

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
A part of this study was supported by "Research and Development Program for Promoting Innovative Clean Energy Technologies Through International Collaboration"of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). Collaborative support by Prof. H. L. Tuller, Prof. B. Yildiz, and Prof. J. L. M. Rupp at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is gratefully acknowledged.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering

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