Copper based conversion coatings on ferritic stainless strip steel as solid oxide fuel cell interconnects: Oxidation performance and chromium evaporation
Paper i proceeding, 2013
Ferritic stainless steels such as Crofer 22 H or Sanergy HT have been proven to be effective interconnect materials when additionally coated. These coatings, mainly based on cobalt spinels, successfully prevent chromium evaporation and are stable for long exposure times. A new approach is using copper based spinel coatings which are promising concerning price, conductivity and stability. This investigation is dedicated to a selection of copper spinel conversion coatings, their stability and ability to prevent chromium evaporation. Chromium release was monitored in humidified air (at 850 °C) using the denuder technique. The coatings were post analysed utilizing electron microscopy.