Single-chamber solid oxide fuel cells (SC-SOFCs) with micropatterned electrodes on the electrolyte have been fabricated by microfluidic lithography. Microchannels formed by contacting the PDMS mold with a polished substrate of YSZ disc were filled with the suspension of NiO-SDC cermet anode by vacuum-assisted infiltration followed by solidification upon solvent evaporation through the mold. After sintering the anode at 1300°C for 2 hr, the PDMS mold was aligned and recontacted with an anode-patterned electrolyte. The LSM cathode material was patterned and sintered at 1200°C for 2 hr in the same manner as anode fabrication. The resulting SC-SOFC has micro-patterned interdigitated electrodes in a 5 × 5 mm2area in which each electrode had 100 μm line width and anode-to-cathode distance of 50 μm. The microstructure of the cell was examined by SEM. I-V characteristics were analyzed using a DC source meter.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2005 Dec 1|
|Event||9th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, SOFC IX - Quebec, Canada|
Duration: 2005 May 15 → 2005 May 20
|Other||9th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, SOFC IX|
|Period||05/5/15 → 05/5/20|
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