Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 40, Issue 18, pp 4893–4898 | Cite as

Interconnect thermal expansion matching to solid oxide fuel cells

  • B. C. Church
  • T. H. SandersJr.
  • R. F. Speyer
  • J. K. Cochran


A method for the rapid fabrication of homogeneous potential interconnect alloys from metal oxide precursors and evaluation of their thermal expansion mismatch to solid oxide fuel cells is described. Pastes of metal oxide powders were extruded into honeycomb geometries and sintered in hydrogen. Thermal expansion mismatch was evaluated based on heating with a zero-mismatch at room temperature, and on cooling with zero-mismatch temperatures at 600 or 1100∘C. The non-linear expansion behavior of Fe-Ni invar alloys resulted in different compositions being optimum, based on the assumed zero-mismatch temperature.


Oxide Hydrogen Polymer Thermal Expansion Metal Oxide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. C. Church
    • 1
  • T. H. SandersJr.
    • 1
  • R. F. Speyer
    • 1
  • J. K. Cochran
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlanta

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