Preparation and characterization of Pr0.6Sr0.4FeO3-δ-Ce0.9Pr0.1O2-δ nanofiber structured composite cathode for IT-SOFCs

Chao Jin, Yachun Mao, David W. Rooney, Naiqing Zhang*, Kening Sun

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In this work, Pr0.6Sr0.4FeO3-δ -Ce0.9Pr0.1O2-δ (PSFO-CPO) nanofibers were synthesized by a one-step electrospin technique for use in intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cell (IT-SOFC) applications. PSFO-CPO nanofibers were produced with a diameter of about 100nm and lengths exceeding tens of microns. The thermal expansion coefficient (TEC) matches with standard GDC electrolytes and the resulting conductivity also satisfies the needs of IT-SOFCs cathodes. EIS analysis of the nanofiber structured electrode gives a polarization resistance of 0.072Ωcm2 at 800°C, smaller than that from the powdered cathode with the same composition. The excellent electrochemical performance can be attributed to the well-constructed microstructure of the nanofiber structured cathode, which promotes surface oxygen diffusion and charge transfer processes. All the results imply that the one-step electrospin method is a facile and practical way of improving the cathode properties and that PSFO-CPO is a promising cathode material for IT-SOFCs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9311-9314
Number of pages4
JournalCeramics international
Issue number7
Early online date23 Feb 2016
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2016


  • Nanofiber structured cathode
  • One-step electrospin technique
  • PrSrFeO-CePrO
  • Solid oxide fuel cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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