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TitleCurrent collectors for a novel tubular design of solid oxide fuel cell
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsHatchwell, C., Sammes N.M., Brown I.W.M., and Kendall K.
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Pagination64 - 68
Date Published1999
ISSN03787753 (ISSN)
KeywordsChromium alloys, Conductive films, Electric currents, Electrolytes, Fuel cells, Gold alloys, Heat resistance, Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), Thermal shock resistance, Thermodynamic properties, Yttria, Yttrium compounds, Zirconia
AbstractCurrent collection/interconnection of novel tubular solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) is achieved by means of alloy metal interconnects based on Ducrolloy (Cr5Fe1Y2O3) coated with various electronically conductive coatings. Coatings applied to the metal interconnect improve cell performance. For example, at 900°C in air, a Ag-La0.8Sr0.2CrO3 (Ag-LSC) coated interconnect is used in conjunction with an 8 mol% yttria stabilised zirconia (YSZ) tubular electrolyte based SOFC. At 0.7 V a cell performance of 40 mA/cm2 is achieved for the coated sample, compared with a lower performance of 16 mA/cm2 attained with an uncoated interconnect. The thermal shock resistant properties of the tubes are not compromised by use of the metal interconnect. © 1999 Elsevier Science S.A. All rights reserved.

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