Reduced long term electrical resistance in Ce/Co-coated ferritic stainless steel for solid oxide fuel cell metallic interconnects
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2015

The present study is focused on the influence of selected coatings on a ferritic stainless steel (Sanergy HT (TM), Sandvik) on the evolution of the area specific resistance (ASR) as a function of time at high temperature. The samples are exposed in humidified air at 850 degrees C for up to 4200 h. It combines long-term ASR measurements with the thermogravimetric behavior and microstructural analysis of the cross sections by scanning electron microscopy. The results show that uncoated and Co-coated Sanergy HT (TM) exhibit similar oxidation kinetics and comparable ASRs, while a combined Ce/Co coating improves oxidation resistance and, consequently, reduces the ASR significantly. Other reports have earlier shown that Co- (and Ce/Co)-coated Sanergy HT (TM) reduces the evaporation of volatile chromium species. Overall, the study indicates that Ce/Co-coatings will render substantially improved performance for ferritic steel interconnects for solid oxide fuel cells.


Stainless steel

Metallic coating





A. Magraso

Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

Universitetet i Oslo

Hannes Falk Windisch

Chalmers, Kemi och kemiteknik, Energi och material

Jan Froitzheim

Chalmers, Kemi och kemiteknik, Energi och material

Jan-Erik Svensson

Chalmers, Kemi och kemiteknik, Energi och material

R. Haugsrud

Universitetet i Oslo

International Journal of Hydrogen Energy

0360-3199 (ISSN)

Vol. 40 27 8579-8585


Metallurgi och metalliska material



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