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Dy-and Tb-doped CeO 2-Ni cermets for highly active solid-oxide fuel-cell (SOFC) anodes were fabricated by a one-pot electrodeposition process. Undoped, singly-doped, and co-doped powders were synthesized in an X-ray amorphous state, heat treated in air, and characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) at different crystallization stages. In particular, in situ TEM analyses were carried out during heating in an oxygen atmosphere, in order to follow the evolution of structure and morphology and to understand the role of the dopants. The key structural effect of dopants was the inhibition of grain coarsening during heat treatment. Functional tests were carried out with micro-single chamber SOFCs, fed with a CH 4/O 2 mixture, the anodes of which were prepared with the CeO 2-Ni powders synthesized in this study. A correlation was established between the electrocatalytic …
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 
1 Dec 2018

Massimo Catalano, Antonietta Taurino, Jiangtao Zhu, Peter A Crozier, Simone Dal Zilio, Matteo Amati, Luca Gregoratti, Benedetto Bozzini, Claudio Mele

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Volume: 22 Issue: 12 Pages: 3761-3773
Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry