Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 203–207 | Cite as

Two-Layer Fuel Cell Electrolyte Structure by Sol-Gel Processing

  • Karun Mehta
  • Ren Xu
  • Anil V. Virkar


Thin layers of yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) at 11 mol% Y2O3 doping level was deposited on a sintered disk of Y2O3 doped ceria electrolyte by spin-coating from an alkoxide solution. Dense sintered films were obtained by heat-treatment at 600°C. Open circuit voltage (OCV) was measured across the disk in a fuel cell mode with hydrogen fuel on the ceria side and pure oxygen on the YSZ side. Marked improvement of OCV was obtained on the two-layer electrolyte structure with the sol-gel YSZ film.

fuel cell YSZ thin film processing solid electrolyte 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karun Mehta
    • 1
  • Ren Xu
    • 1
  • Anil V. Virkar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of UtahSalt Lake City

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