Influence of Ca-doping in layered perovskite PrBaCo 2 O 5+δ on the phase transition and cathodic performance of a solid oxide fuel cell
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Journal of Materials Chemistry A, ISSN: 2050-7488, Vol: 4, Issue: 17, Page: 6479-6486
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- Chemistry; Energy; Materials Science; ELECTRICAL-PROPERTIES; EXCHANGE KINETICS; OXYGEN; SOFCS; SEGREGATION; MODEL; X=0; SR
Layered perovskite oxides with the formula LnBaCoO(Ln = Pr, Nd, Sm and Gd) have received attention as promising cathode materials for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) because of their high oxygen diffusion and surface exchange coefficients. Recently, many researchers have reported that substituting barium with strontium or calcium can increase the structural stability, electrical conductivity, and catalytic activity of LnBaCoO. In this study, we investigated the effect of Ca doping on the structural, electrical, and electrochemical properties of PrBaCaCoO(x = 0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3 and 0.4). Increasing the amount of Ca dopant changed the structure of PrBaCaCoOfrom a layered perovskite to a simple perovskite. At x = 0.3, co-existence of the simple and the layered perovskite structure is observed. Electrical conductivity and electro-chemical performance were improved with increasing amount of Ca in the layered perovskite structure and declined with increasing amount of the simple perovskite phase.