H-2/Pt/Ce0.9Gd0.1O1.95/Pt/O-2 fuel cell operated in the intermediate temperature range 500-700 degrees C
Paper in proceedings, 2004
Ce0.9Gd0.1O1.95 (GCO), is one of the potential candidate electrolytes for intermediate temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (ITSOFC). GCO has high oxide ion conductivity in the intermediate temperature range (500 - 700 degrees C) compared to other C1-yGdyO2-2/y compositions and the Gd3+ ion is the most appropriate dopant material compared to other rare earth materials such as Sm3+, Y3+, Zr3+, etc. Our results show that the fuel cell H-2/Pt/Ce0.9Gd0.1O1.95/O-2 operated in the temperature range 500 - 700 degrees C gives the maximum power densities 0.0049 W/cm(2) at 500 degrees C and 0.0126 W/cm(2) at 650 degrees C for cell voltages 0.6275 V and 0.6278 V, respectively, where the electrolyte was kept in 5% H-2(+ Argon) for 12 hours before use in the fuel cell. Maximum power densities are 0.0038 W/cm(2) at 500 degrees C and 0.0270 W/cm(2) at 650 degrees C for cell voltages 0.5986 and 0.5913 V, respectively, where the electrolyte was kept in 2 % O-2(+ Argon) for 12 hours before use in the fuel cell.