Mukhopadhyay, Jayanta and Maiti, Himadri Sekhar and Basu, Rajendra Nath (2013) Synthesis of nanocrystalline lanthanum manganite with tailored particulate size and morphology using a novel spray pyrolysis technique for application as the functional solid oxide fuel cell cathode. Journal of Power Sources, 232. pp. 55-65. ISSN 0378-7753

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Nanocrystalline strontium doped lanthanum manganite (La0.65Sr0.3MnO3) having variable particulate sizes and morphology is synthesized by a novel spray pyrolysis (SP) technique for solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) cathode. Precalcined nanopowders received from the first SP run are added as the seeding agent in the subsequent runs for their in-situ growth inside the reactor. The suitability of the nano and micro particulates having interconnected porosity are examined as cathode functional and current collection layers. Detailed physical, microstructural and bulk electrical characterizations of such nanopowders are studied. Cathode polarization behavior and the associated rate limiting steps are characterized using AC impedance spectroscopy in the symmetric cell configurations. The optimization of the cathode processing conditions has brought the interfacial polarization down to similar to 0.2 Omega-cm(2) and thereby increases the cell performance from 2.0 to 3.2 (0.7 V, 800 degrees C). Such improvement in anode-supported SOFC is correlated with the cathode processing conditions, particulate size, morphology and cathode microstructure. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Electronics
Divisions: Fuel Cell and Battery
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2013 09:23
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2016 16:18

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