Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 133, Issue 1, pp 95–105 | Cite as

Physicochemical properties of ceramic tape involving Ca0.05 Ba0.95 Ce0.9Y0.1O3 as an electrolyte designed for electrolyte-supported solid oxide fuel cells (IT-SOFCs)

  • Bartłomiej Lis
  • Magdalena Dudek
  • Ryszard Kluczowski
  • Mariusz Krauz
  • Michał Kawalec
  • Michał Mosiałek
  • Radosław Lach


A proton-conducting membrane involving modified barium cerate BaCe0.9Y0.1O3 was obtained in the form of gas-tight ceramic tape. Monophase Ca0.05Ba0.95Ce0.9Y0.1O3 (5CBCY) powder and an organic medium consisting of polyvinyl butyral used as a binder, a plasticiser based on carboxylic acid esters, and a mixture of ethanol and methyl ethyl ketone were used to prepare slurry for the tape-casting process. Gas-tight ceramic tapes involving 5CBCY and sintered samples were tested as electrolytes in hydrogen–oxygen button solid oxide fuel cells within the temperature range 500–750 °C. Variations in OCV and ohmic resistance (Rs) were determined within this range. A considerable decrease in Rs value was recorded for 5CBCY tape compared to 5CBCY sintered samples. A series of symmetrical cells with 5CBCY electrolytes was analysed. The lowest ASR values for the investigated cells were found for a newly elaborated LSCF–5CBCY cathode as well as for a Ni–5CBCY anode. These electrode materials appear to be suitable for 5CBCY-electrolyte-supported solid oxide fuel cells.


Solid oxide fuel cells Ceramic tape Ceramic proton conductor BaCe0.9Y0.1O3 



The paper was completed under a contract with the AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland (No. Some measurements were performed using scientific equipment belonging to the laboratories of the AGH-UST Energy Centre, Cracow, Poland.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bartłomiej Lis
    • 1
  • Magdalena Dudek
    • 1
  • Ryszard Kluczowski
    • 2
  • Mariusz Krauz
    • 2
  • Michał Kawalec
    • 2
  • Michał Mosiałek
    • 3
  • Radosław Lach
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Fuels and EnergyAGH-University of Science and TechnologyCracowPoland
  2. 2.Ceramic Department CERELInstitute of Power EngineeringBoguchwalaPoland
  3. 3.PAN Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface ChemistryPolish Academy of ScienceKrakowPoland
  4. 4.Faculty of Materials Science and CeramicsAGH-University of Science and TechnologyCracowPoland

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