The La1.7Ca0.3Ni1−yCuyO4+δ (y = 0.0–0.4) nickelates, synthesized via a solid-state reaction method, are investigated as prospective materials for oxygen permeation membranes and IT-SOFC cathodes. The obtained oxides are single-phase and possess a tetragonal structure (I4/mmm sp. gr.). The unit cell parameter c and the cell volume increase with Cu-substitution. The interstitial oxygen content and total conductivity decrease with Cu-substitution. The low concentration of mobile interstitial oxygen ions results in a limited oxygen permeability of Cu-substituted La1.7Ca0.3NiO4+δ ceramic membranes. However, increasing the Cu content over y = 0.2 induces two beneficial effects: enhancement of the electrochemical activity of the La1.7Ca0.3Ni1−yCuyO4+δ (y = 0.0; 0.2; 0.4) electrodes and decreasing the sintering temperature from 1200 °C to 900 °C. Enhanced electrode activity is due to better sintering properties of the developed materials ensuring excellent adhesion and facilitating the charge transfer at the electrode/electrolyte interface and, probably, faster oxygen exchange in Cu-rich materials. The polarization resistance of the La1.7Ca0.3Ni1.6Cu0.4O4+δ electrode on the Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9 electrolyte is as low as 0.15 Ω cm2 and 1.95 Ω cm2 at 850 °C and 700 °C in air, respectively. The results of the present work demonstrate that the developed La1.7Ca0.3Ni0.6Cu0.4O4+δ-based electrode can be considered as a potential cathode for intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cells.
Язык оригиналаАнглийский
Номер статьи1222
Номер выпуска12
СостояниеОпубликовано - 2022

Предметные области ASJC Scopus

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Filtration and Separation

Предметные области WoS

  • Биохимия и молекулярная биология
  • Химия, Физическая
  • Технологии, Химические
  • Материаловедение, Междисциплинарные труды
  • Наука о полимерах


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