Ni-YSZ-supported tubular solid oxide fuel cells with GDC interlayer between YSZ electrolyte and LSCF cathode

Seung Young Park, Jee Hyun Ahn, Chang Woo Jeong, Chan Woong Na, Rak Hyun Song, Jong Heun Lee

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Highly sinterable gadolinia doped ceria (GDC) powders are prepared by carbonate coprecipitation and applied to the GDC interlayer in Ni-YSZ (yttria stabilized zirconia)-supported tubular solid oxide fuel cell in order to prevent the reaction between YSZ electrolyte and LSCF (La0.6Sr 0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-δ) cathode materials. The formation of highly resistive phase at the YSZ/LSCF interface was effectively blocked by the low-temperature densification of GDC interlayer using carbonate-derived active GDC powders and the suppression of Sr diffusion toward YSZ electrolyte via GDC interlayer by tuning the heat-treatment temperature for cathode fabrication. The power density of the cell with the configuration of Ni-YSZ/YSZ/GDC/LSCF-GDC/LSCF was as high as 906 mW cm -2, which was 2.0 times higher than that (455 mW cm-2) of the cell with the configuration of Ni-YSZ/YSZ/LSM(La0.8Sr 0.2MnO3-δ)-YSZ/LSM at 750 °C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12894-12903
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Aug 13

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by a National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korean government (MEST) (No. 2013R1A2A1A01006545 ).


  • Carbonate coprecipitation
  • GDC interlayer
  • Gadolinia doped ceria
  • Tubular solid oxide fuel cell
  • Yttria stabilized zirconia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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