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Energies 2016, 9(10), 786; doi:10.3390/en9100786

Plasma Glow Discharge as a Tool for Surface Modification of Catalytic Solid Oxides: A Case Study of La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3−δ Perovskite

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National Key Laboratory for Precision Hot Processing of Metals, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
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CAS Key Laboratory of Materials for Energy Conversion, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
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Center for Innovative Fuel Cell and Battery Technologies, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
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Academic Editor: Masoud Rokni
Received: 12 July 2016 / Revised: 23 September 2016 / Accepted: 23 September 2016 / Published: 28 September 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Solid Oxide Fuel Cells)
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Performance of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) is hindered by the sluggish catalytic kinetics on the surfaces of cathode materials. It has recently been reported that improved electrochemical activity of perovskite oxides can be obtained with the cations or the oxides of some metallic elements at the surface. Here, we used a cost-effective plasma glow charge method as a generic tool to deposit nano-size metallic particles onto the surface of SOFC materials. Ni nano-scale patterns were successfully coated on the La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3−δ (LSCF) surface. The microstructure could be well controlled. The kinetics of oxygen exchange on the modified LSCF surface was promoted significantly, confirmed by electrical conductivity relaxation (ECR) measurement. View Full-Text
Keywords: solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs); plasma glow discharge; infiltration; nanostructures solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs); plasma glow discharge; infiltration; nanostructures
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Zhang, Y.; Ma, J.; Li, M.; Chen, Y.; Yan, M.; Xia, C. Plasma Glow Discharge as a Tool for Surface Modification of Catalytic Solid Oxides: A Case Study of La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3−δ Perovskite. Energies 2016, 9, 786.

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