Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) offer great promise as sustainable energy conversion devices due to their high chemical-to-electrical conversion efficiency, flexible fuel sources, and low pollutions. In recent years, much effort has been devoted to developing intermediate temperature SOFCs. Central to the devices is the availability of a highly effective electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction with reduced temperature operation, especially below 600 °C. Here we present a novel B-site Y-doped perovskite-type oxide BaCo0.7Fe0.22Y0.08O3-δ(BCFY) with extremely low polarization resistances (e.g., 0.10 ω cm2at 550 °C), which is ascribed to high cubic symmetry structure and fast oxygen kinetics. The superior electrocatalytic activity and stability enable BCFY to be a promising cathode candidate toward the application of reduced temperature SOFCs.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemistry (miscellaneous)
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Fuel Technology
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Materials Chemistry