Novel layered perovskite oxide PrBaCuCoO5+δ as a potential cathode for intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cells

Ling Zhao, Qiong Nian, Beibei He, Bin Lin, Hanping Ding, Songlin Wang, Ranran Peng, Guangyao Meng, Xingqin Liu

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A novel layered perovskite oxide PrBaCuCoO5+δ (PBCCO) is employed as a potential cathode for intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cells (IT-SOFCs). Thermal expansion and electrochemical performance on samarium-doped ceria (SDC) electrolyte are evaluated. The thermal expansion coefficient (TEC) of PrBaCuCoO5+δ (PBCCO) is close to that of SDC electrolyte and electrical conductivity of PrBaCuCoO5+δ (PBCCO) reaches the general required value of cathode material. Symmetrical electrochemical cell with the configuration of PrBaCuCoO5+δ (PBCCO)/SDC/PrBaCuCoO5+δ (PBCCO) applied for the impedance studies, the area specific resistance of PrBaCuCoO5+δ (PBCCO) cathode is as low as 0.047 Ω cm2 at 700 °C. A maximum power density of 791 mW cm-2 is obtained at 700 °C for the single cell consisting of PrBaCuCoO5+δ (PBCCO)/SDC/NiO-SDC. Preliminary results indicate that PrBaCuCoO5+δ (PBCCO) is especially promising as a cathode for IT-SOFCs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)453-456
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 15 2010
Externally publishedYes



  • Cathode
  • Electrochemical performance
  • Thermal expansion coefficient

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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