Patterned silver Nanomesh cathode for low-temperature solid oxide fuel cells

Joon Hyung Shim, Young Beom Kim, Joong Sun Park, Jihwan An, Turgut M. Gür, Fritz B. Prinz

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Abstract

We have tested 70 nm thick patterned dense silver mesh with close-packed nano-sized holes as catalytic air cathode for low temperature solid oxide fuel cells. The perforated bulk silver nano-mesh structure was fabricated by nanosphere lithography (NSL) technique using the Langmuir-Blodgett trough, and the pore opening size was 500∼600 nm. Fuel cell tests were conducted using nano-mesh silver cathodes on commercial 100 m-thick 8% yttria stabilized zirconia electrolytes with sputtered porous platinum anodes. The performance of the cells was measured at temperatures of 475∼550 K by examining the current-voltage curves, maximum power densities, and impedance spectra using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. We observed that nano-mesh silver cathodes outperformed both nano-mesh platinum and randomly sputtered porous silver, and exhibited improved thermal stability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)B541-B545
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Volume159
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrochemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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