Phase stability of Sm0.5Sr0.5CoO3 cathodes for on-planar type, single-chamber, solid oxide fuel cells

Hwa Seob Song, Ji Hyun Min, Joosun Kim, Jooho Moon

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The stability of Sm0.5Sr0.5CoO3 (SSC) under reduction conditions is investigated to determine whether it can be used as a cathode material in on-planar type, single-chamber, solid oxide fuel cells. The techniques of X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy are used to reveal the reduction mechanism of SSC. Impedance spectroscopy analysis also provides a better understanding of the influence of decomposed SSC phases on cathode performance. Decomposition of SSC occurs on the surface by the formation of dot-shaped SrO, Co(OH)2 and CoO on top of the reduced SSC layer at 250 °C in 4% H2O-96% H2. The SSC perovskite structure is destroyed at 350 °C in pure hydrogen. There is a catastrophic microstructural change in which SSC is completely decomposed to SrO and CoO that cover the surface of Sm2O3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-274
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun 15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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