Examine operando generated Ni-based alloy nanomaterials as fuel electrode in solid oxide cells

Alice Pukhova, Shuai He, Nuoxi Zhang, Xiangling Yue*

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In this work, we focus on investigating the titanate perovskites with exsolved Ni-Co alloy nanocatalysts as fuel electrode of solid oxide cells (SOCs), particularly on operando generating these nanomaterials via applying a potential bias in CO2 electrolysis operating conditions. Three compositions of titanate perovskite were examined, including La0.43Ca0.37Ti0.94Ni0.06O3-δ (LCT-Ni6), La0.43Ca0.37Ti0.94Ni0.03Co0.03O3-δ (LCT-Ni3Co3), and La0.43Ca0.37Ti0.90Ni0.05Co0.05O3-δ (LCT-Ni5Co5). Various techniques, including X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetric analysis, DC conductivity measurement etc., were applied to study the crystal structure, reduction behavior, conductivity property, and microstructure of these materials. SOCs with these titanate fuel electrodes were fabricated and evaluated, with emphasis placed on operando generation of active nanomaterials through electrochemical switching in pure CO2 atmosphere, and on understanding the materials properties linking to their microstructure and performance towards CO2 electrolysis and H2 fuel cell.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th international symposium on solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC-XVII)
EditorsEric Wachsman, Teruhisa Horita
Place of PublicationPennington, NJ
PublisherElectrochemical Society
ISBN (Print)9781713844167
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2021
Event17th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells -
Duration: 18 Jul 202123 Jul 2021
Conference number: XVII

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
PublisherElectrochemical Society
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737


Conference17th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Abbreviated titleSOFC
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