In situ drop-coated BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.2O3-δ electrolyte-based proton-conductor solid oxide fuel cells with a novel layered PrBaCuFeO5+δ cathode

Ling Zhao, Beibei He, Qiong Nian, Zhiqing Xun, Ranran Peng, Guangyao Meng, Xingqin Liu

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In order to develop a simple and cost-effective route to fabricate proton-conductor intermediate-temperature SOFCs, a dense BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.2O3-δ (BZCY) electrolyte was fabricated on a porous anode by in situ drop-coating. The PrBaCuFeO5+δ (PBCF) composite oxide with layered perovskite structure was synthesized by auto ignition process and examined as a novel cathode for proton-conductor IT-SOFCs. The single cell, consisting of PBCF/BZCY/NiO-BZCY structure, was assembled and tested from 600 to 700 °C with humidified hydrogen (∼3% H2O) as the fuel and the static air as the oxidant. An open-circuit potential of 1.01 V and a maximum power density of 445 mW cm-2 at 700 °C were obtained for the single cell. A relatively low interfacial polarization resistance of 0.15 Ω cm2 at 700 °C indicated that the PBCF is a promising cathode for proton-conductor IT-SOFCs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-294
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 20 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Drop-coating
  • In situ reaction
  • PrBaCuFeO
  • Proton-conductor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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