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Comprehensive Understanding of Cathodic and Anodic Polarization Effects on Stability of Nanoscale Oxygen Electrode for Reversible Solid Oxide Cells.

A new interesting article has been published in ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2018 Nov 8. doi: 10.1021/acsami.8b11874. [Epub ahead of print] and titled:

Comprehensive Understanding of Cathodic and Anodic Polarization Effects on Stability of Nanoscale Oxygen Electrode for Reversible Solid Oxide Cells.

Authors of this article are:

Choi SM, Ahn J, Son JW, Lee JH, Kim BK, Yoon KJ, Ji HI.

A summary of the article is shown below:

Degradation of oxygen electrode in reversible solid oxide cells operating in both electrolysis and fuel-cell modes is a critical issue that should be tackled. However, origins and mechanisms thereof have been diversely suggested mainly due to the difficulty in precise analysis of microstructural/compositional changes of porous electrode, which is a typical form in solid oxide cells. In this study, we investigate the degradation phenomena of oxygen electrode under electrolysis and fuel-cell long-term operations for 540 h, respectively, using a geometrically well-defined, nanoscale La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-δ (LSCF) dense film with a thickness of ∼70 nm. Based on assessments of electrochemical properties and analyses of microstructural and compositional changes after long-term operations, we suggest consolidated degradation mechanisms of oxygen electrode, including the phenomena of kinetic demixing/decomposition of LSCF, which is not readily observable in the typical porous-structured electrode.

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