La1-xSrxCuO2.5-δ as new cathode materials for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells

Ho Chieh Yu, Kuan Zong Fung

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La1-xSrxCuO2.5-δ (LSCu), which exhibit excellent electrical conductivity and oxygen vacancies were investigated as potential cathode materials for solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) applications. The structure stability, electrical conductivity, cathodic overpotential, and the reactivity with yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) were examined in this study. It was found that the LSCu perovskite was obtained only when the addition of strontium fell in the range between 15 and 30%. With more than 20% of strontium addition, this material showed excellent electrical property and immunity to the reaction with YSZ at 800°C. The conductivities of LSCu were as high as 900S/cm at 600°C, and 800S/cm at 800°C. The cathodic overpotential of this material was approximately 3.8 and 10.6mV at a current density of 100mA/cm2 at 850 and 750°C, respectively. These properties are superior to Sr-doped lanthanum manganite (LSM), which is the state-of-the-art cathode material of SOFCs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-239
Number of pages9
JournalMaterials Research Bulletin
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 25

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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