In the present study, the surface of La0.6Sr0.4CoO3 (LSC) was modified via atomic layer deposition (ALD) using CoO<inf>x</inf> as the modification material. The effect of the ALD CoO<inf>x</inf> treatment on the LSC-based anode-supported solid oxide fuel cell was analyzed and the ALD CoO<inf>x</inf>-treated cell was found to exhibit lower power density than that of the bare cell. Based on the electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measurements, it was concluded that this degradation stems mainly from the increased polarization loss, which results from the deterioration of the oxygen surface exchange property. Similarly, examining the bode plot revealed that the impedance at frequencies lower than 1 kHz increased mainly after the CoO<inf>x</inf> treatment; this increased impedance is believed to be associated with the limitation of O2 adsorption and dissociation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Materials Chemistry
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Condensed Matter Physics