Effect of 20%O-2 reactive gas on RF-sputtered Ni-SDC cermet anodes for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells
Waqas Hassan Tanveer, Sanghoon Ji, Wonjong Yu, Gu Young Cho, Yoon Ho Lee, Taehyun Park, Yaegeun Lee, Yusung Kim, Suk Won Cha
We prepared nickel-samaria-doped-ceria cermet anodes for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells, by using two different background sputtering gases. One is a reactive mixture gas of pure argon and oxygen (Ar/O2:80/20), and other is non-reactive pure argon gas. For all cells, a 150 mm fully stabilized scandia-stabilized-zirconia pellet was used as an electrolyte support. Lanthanum strontium manganite ink was screen-printed on the electrolyte support to act as a cathode. Initial results showed that the anodes produced by non-reactive background sputtering gas, outperformed the anodes produced by reactive mixture background gas in all categories of performance and also showed lesser agglomeration with time.