The reduction of the sintering temperature of doped ceria ceramics remains an open challenge for their real exploitation as electrolytes for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell (IT-SOFCs) at the industrial level. In this work, we have used Bi (0.5 and 2 mol %) as the sintering aid for Gd (20 mol %)-doped ceria. Nano-sized powders of Bi/Gd co-doped ceria were easily synthesized via a simple and cheap sol-gel combustion synthesis. The obtained powders showed high sinterability and very good electrochemical properties. More importantly, even after prolonged annealing at 700 _C, both of the powders and of the sintered pellets, no trace of structural modifications, phase instabilities, or Bi segregation appeared. Therefore, the use of a small amount of Bi can be taken into account for preparing ceria-based ceramic electrolytes at low sintering temperatures.

Morphology and structural stability of bismuth-gadolinium co-doped ceria electrolyte nanopowders

Spiridigliozzi L.;Dell'Agli G.
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2019

Abstract

The reduction of the sintering temperature of doped ceria ceramics remains an open challenge for their real exploitation as electrolytes for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell (IT-SOFCs) at the industrial level. In this work, we have used Bi (0.5 and 2 mol %) as the sintering aid for Gd (20 mol %)-doped ceria. Nano-sized powders of Bi/Gd co-doped ceria were easily synthesized via a simple and cheap sol-gel combustion synthesis. The obtained powders showed high sinterability and very good electrochemical properties. More importantly, even after prolonged annealing at 700 _C, both of the powders and of the sintered pellets, no trace of structural modifications, phase instabilities, or Bi segregation appeared. Therefore, the use of a small amount of Bi can be taken into account for preparing ceria-based ceramic electrolytes at low sintering temperatures.
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