Dimensional analysis of Ni-NiO grains at anode/electrolyte interface for SOFC during redox reaction

Bo Liang, Silong Zhang, Zefang Zhang, Biao Lu, Shengguo Lu, Michaela Kendall, Meng Ni

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The bulk volume of the dense NiO phase dramatically contracted upon reduction, while the YSZ phases are completely unaffected. No cracks or particle detachment are observed either at the interface of the anode/electrolyte or in the anode backbone. Compared with the initial NiO state (as-prepared), the area of Ni phase contracts by 22.6%-83.7%, depending on the grain size.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)543-549
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017


  • ceramic-metal systems
  • conductivity
  • grain boundaries
  • particle size

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Marketing
  • Materials Chemistry

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