Scale-up of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells with Magnetron Sputtered Electrolyte

A. A. Solovyev, A. M. Lebedynskiy, A. V. Shipilova, I. V. Ionov, E. A. Smolyanskiy, A. L. Lauk, G. E. Remnev, A. S. Maslov

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The possibility of fabricating large-area solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with thin film electrolyte using a commercial physical vapor deposition technology is investigated. Yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ)/gadolinium-doped ceria (GDC) bilayer electrolyte is successfully deposited on a 10 × 5 cm2 commercial NiO/YSZ anode support by reactive magnetron sputtering. The microstructure of the fuel cells was studied by scanning electron microscopy. Current-voltage characteristics of fuel cells at a temperature of 750°C and their power stability under electrical load were investigated. Single cells with La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3/ Gd0.1Ce0.9O1.95 (LSCF/GDC) cathode had an open cell voltage of 1.14 V and a maximum power density of 490 mW cm−2 at 750 °C using H2/N2 gas mixture as fuel and air as the oxidant. Three-cell planar SOFC stack using 10 × 5 cm2 anode-supported unit cells with power density of 450 mW cm−2 at a voltage of 0.7 V per cell has been assembled and tested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)378-382
Number of pages5
JournalFuel Cells
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017


  • Bilayer Electrolyte
  • Fuel Cells
  • Magnetron Sputtering
  • Stack Performance
  • Thin Films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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