The structural and electrical properties of mesoporous La0.7Sr0.3MnO3(LSMO) films for electrode applications were investigated as a function of annealing temperature. Mesoporous LSMO films were successfully synthesized by using solgel and evaporationinduced self-assembly processes. Metal acetates and Brij-S10 were used as the starting material and pore structure-forming template, respectively.With the adoption of mesoporous structure in the LSMO film, the surface area of mesoporous LSMO films was increased up to 165% with an annealing temperature increase from 350 to 650°C. The electrical conductivity value of mesoporous LSMO was determined to be 46 S/cm at a measurement temperature of 500°C. This greatly increased the surface area and provided reasonable electrical conductivity, which makes mesoporous LSMO films suitable as electrode materials of micro-solid oxide fuel cell devices.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ceramics and Composites
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Materials Chemistry