Mixing effects of Cr 2 O 3 –PrBaMn 2 O 5 for increased redox cycling properties of Fe powder for a solid-oxide Fe–air rechargeable battery

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Journal of Materials Chemistry A, ISSN: 2050-7488, Vol: 5, Issue: 1, Page: 364-371

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Hackho Kim; Shintaro Ida; Young-Wan Ju; Junko Matsuda; Guntae Kim; Tatsumi Ishihara
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC); The Royal Society of Chemistry
Chemistry; Energy; Materials Science
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Large capacity rechargeable batteries are now strongly required for generating electric power from renewable energy, like solar cells or wind power generators. For this purpose, solid oxide Fe-air rechargeable batteries have been studied. In this study, for increasing the stability of the redox cycling properties of Fe powder at 623 K, mixing effects of CrOand PrBaMnOcatalysts were investigated and it was found that Fe powder mixed with 3 wt% CrO-3 wt% PrBaMnOshowed excellent stability against redox cycling at 623 K. When Fe powder mixed with CrO-PrBaMnOwas used, stable charge and discharge capacity could be achieved over 50 cycles by using the cell consisting of Ni-Fe/LaSrGaMgO/BaLaCoO. The discharge capacity of the cell achieved was larger than 770 mA h gat 623 K. Increased capacity and cycle performance could be assigned to the deep redox degree of Fe powder.