High electrochemical activity of Bi2O3-based composite SOFC cathodes

Woo Chul Jung, Yun Jie Chang, Kuan-Zong Fung, Sossina Haile

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Abstract

Due to high ionic conductivity and favorable oxygen electrocatalysis, doped Bi2O3 systems are promising candidates as solid oxide fuel cell cathode materials. Recently, several researchers reported reasonably low cathode polarization resistance by adding electronically conducting materials such as (La,Sr)MnO3 (LSM) or Ag to doped Bi2O3 compositions. Despite extensive research efforts toward maximizing cathode performance, however, the inherent catalytic activity and electrochemical reaction pathways of these promising materials remain largely unknown. Here, we prepare a symmetrical structure with identically sized Y0.5Bi1.5O3/ LSM composite electrodes on both sides of a YSZ electrolyte substrate. AC impedance spectroscopy (ACIS) measurements of electrochemical cells with varied cathode compositions reveal the important role of bismuth oxide phase for oxygen electrocatalysis. These observations aid in directing future research into the reaction pathways and the site-specific electrocatalytic activity as well as giving improved guidance for optimizing SOFC cathode structures with doped Bi2O3 compositions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)278-282
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Korean Ceramic Society
Volume51
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jul 31

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Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC)
Cathodes
Composite materials
Electrocatalysis
Chemical analysis
Oxygen
Electronic guidance systems
Electrochemical cells
Ionic conductivity
Bismuth
Electrolytes
Catalyst activity
Spectroscopy
Polarization
Electrodes
Oxides
Substrates

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  • Ceramics and Composites

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Jung, Woo Chul ; Chang, Yun Jie ; Fung, Kuan-Zong ; Haile, Sossina. / High electrochemical activity of Bi2O3-based composite SOFC cathodes. In: Journal of the Korean Ceramic Society. 2014 ; Vol. 51, No. 4. pp. 278-282.
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High electrochemical activity of Bi2O3-based composite SOFC cathodes. / Jung, Woo Chul; Chang, Yun Jie; Fung, Kuan-Zong; Haile, Sossina.

In: Journal of the Korean Ceramic Society, Vol. 51, No. 4, 31.07.2014, p. 278-282.

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