Novel Nanostructured Electrodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Fabricated by Combustion Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)


  • This work was supported by the US Department of Energy–National Energy Technology Laboratory [Grant DE-FG26-01NT41274 and DE-F926-02NT41572] and by the Georgia Institute of Technology Molecular Design Institute under prime contract N00014-95-1-1116 from the Office of Naval Research.


Highly porous and nano-structured electrodes for low-temperature solid oxide fuel cells have been fabricated using a combustion chemical vapor deposition process. The composite electrodes consist of small grains, about 50 nm as shown in the Figure, have extremely high surface area, low interfacial polarization resistances, and high performance at low operating temperatures.