Ni-GDC (gadolinia-doped ceria) composite powders, the anode material for the application of solid oxide fuel cells, were prepared by a solution reduction method using hydrazine. The distribution of Ni particles in the composite powders was homogeneous. The Ni-GDC powders were sintered at 1400 °C for 2 h and then reduced at 800 °C for 24 h in 3 % H2. The percolation limit of Ni of the sintered composite was 20 vol%, which was significantly lower than these values in the literature (30-35 vol%). The marked decrease of percolation limit is attributed to the small size of the Ni particles and the high degree of dispersion. The hydrazine method suggests a facile chemical route to prepare well-dispersed Ni-GDC composite powders.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Korean Journal of Materials Research|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
- Hydrazine reduction
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)