Cr-containing stainless steels are widely used as metallic interconnects for SOFCs. Volatile Cr-containing species, which originate from the oxide formed on steel, can poison the cathode material and subse- quently cause degradation in the SOFC stack. Mn 1.5 Co 1.5 O 4 spinel is one of the most promising coating materials due to its high electrical conductivity, good CTE match with the stainless steel substrate and an excellent chromium retention capability. In this work Mn 1.5 Co 1.5 O 4 spinel coatings are deposited on Crofer22APU substrates by cathodic electrophoretic deposition (EPD) followed by sintering at 800 e 1150 C in different atmospheres. Dense, continuous and crack free Mn 1.5 Co 1.5 O 4 coatings (with thickness ranging from 10 to 40 m m) are obtained on Crofer22APU substrates. Moreover, electrical properties of the coated Crofer22APU alloy are tested up to 2500 h and an excellent compatibility is found between Mn 1.5 Co 1.5 O 4 coated Crofer22APU and a new glass-ceramic sealant, after 500 h of thermal tests in air, thus suggesting that the spinel protection layer can effectively act as a barrier to outward diffusion of Cr.
|Titolo:||Electrophoretic deposition of Mn1.5Co1.5O4 on metallic interconnect and interaction with glass-ceramic sealant for solid oxide fuel cells application|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.jpowsour.2015.01.120|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|