Freeze casting of porous Ni-YSZ cermets

Young Hag Koh, Jong Jae Sun, Hyoun Ee Kim

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Dual-phase porous Ni-YSZ cermets were fabricated via the freeze casting of a ceramic/camphene slurry. After removing the frozen camphene via sublimation at room temperature, the green samples were sintered for 3 h in air at various temperatures, ranging from 1100 to 1350 °C, and then reduced in an Ar-5% H2 atmosphere at 700 °C for 3 h. The fabricated Ni-YSZ cermets showed 3-D pore channels formed by the replication of the entangled camphene dendrite network and small pores in the Ni-YSZ walls produced by partial sintering of the NiO-YSZ composite. Furthermore, the fabricated samples were found to possess reasonable electrical conductivities, thus rendering them suitable for use as the basic components of planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1283-1287
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar
Externally publishedYes


  • Anode
  • Cermets
  • Fuel cells
  • Ni-YSZ
  • Porous

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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