Ghosh, Saswati and Das Sharma, Abhijit and Kundu, P and Mahanty, Sourindra and Basu, Rajendra Nath (2008) Development and characterizations of BaO-CaO-Al2O3-SiO2 glass-ceramic sealants for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell application. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 354 (34). pp. 4081-4088. ISSN 0022-3093

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Several compositions based on BaO-CaO-Al2O3-SiO2 (BCAS) glass system have been studied in this investigation to see their applicability as sealant for solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC). The glasses as well as the corresponding glass-ceramics have been systematically characterized by differential thermal analysis, dilatometry, X-ray diffractometry, electron microscopy and impedance analysis to examine their suitability as sealant. While the glass transition temperature (T-g) determined from DTA are within 600-665 degrees C, coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) can be tailored between 9.5 and 13.0 x 10(-6) K-1. These glasses are found to be well adhered with metallic interconnects, such as commercial ferritic steel (Crofer22APU), at an optimum sealing temperature of 850 degrees C. The shrinkage behavior of the developed glasses in their pellet form has also been investigated. The resistivities of the glass-ceramics, as obtained from impedance analysis, are found to be within 10(4)-10(6) Omega cm at 800 degrees C. Under sandwiched condition between two metals, some of the developed compositions are found to maintain this high resistivity even after 100 h of operation. One of the glass compositions has shown a low leak-rate of the order of similar to 10(-7) Pa m(2) s(-1). (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: glass-ceramics
Subjects: Microstructure and Characterization
Divisions: Fuel Cell and Battery
Depositing User: Bula Ghosh
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2012 11:13
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2012 06:57

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