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Foaming of Filled Polyurethanes for Fabrication of Porous Anode Supports for Intermediate Temperature-Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

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Abstract:

The development of a tailored microstructure is considered essential for the development of anode-supported intermediate temperature-solid oxide fuel cells (IT-SOFCs) as it is expected to enhance kinetics at the triple phase boundary. In this study, the application of an in situ foaming technique for the preparation of Ni-yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) cellular solids as an anode support for IT-SOFCs is presented. The cermet microstructure is dependent on the preparative route followed. The presence of contaminants in the commercial template precursor was found to be detrimental for electrical properties. A high-purity polyurethane was then formulated, and tailored Ni–YSZ foams were obtained with 87% porosity. The foam microstructure is characterized by a hierarchical architecture, with interconnected networks of Ni and YSZ particles, large pores related to the open cell structure, and a submicron porosity of the structural trabecular network, with a conductivity value of 80 S/cm at 700°C.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1551-2916.2006.01052.x

Affiliations: Department of Chemical Science and Technology, University of Rome “Tor Vergata” 00133-Rome, Italy

Publication date: 2006-06-01

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