Induction Plasma Technology Applied to Materials Synthesis for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Abstract:Induction plasma technology has been successfully applied to the synthesis of nanomaterials, for subsequent use in the screen printing of cathodes and the sintering of electrolytes. This plasma technology can also be directly used to synthesize anodes, electrolytes, and cathodes which was established on reformer-supported solid oxide fuel cells, in addition to the synthesis of the reformer component/structure. In this work, through the use of suspension and solution precursors, combined with supersonic or subsonic nozzles, induction plasma is shown to be a very versatile research tool, to vary the composition of the applied spray materials in flight and to adjust the resulting micro/nanostructure.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Chemical Engineering Department, Energy, Plasma and Electrochemistry Research Centre (CREPE), Université de Sherbrooke, QC, Canada J1K 2R1
Publication date: November 1, 2008