A-site ordered double perovskite with in situ exsolved core-shell nanoparticles as anode for solid oxide fuel cells

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  • Nianjun Hou
  • Tongtong Yao
  • Ping Li
  • Xueli Yao
  • Tian Gan
  • Lijun Fan
  • Jun Wang
  • Xiaojing Zhi
  • Yicheng Zhao
  • Yongdan Li

Research units

  • Tianjin University
  • Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering (Tianjin)


A highly active anode material for solid oxide fuel cells resistant to carbon deposition is developed. Co-Fe co-doped La 0.5 Ba 0.5 MnO 3- with a cubic-hexagonal heterogeneous stucture is synthesized through the Pechini method. An A-site ordered double perovskite with Co 0.94 Fe 0.06 alloy-oxide core-shell nanoparticles on its surface is formed after reduction. The phase transition and the exsolution of the nanoparticles are investigated with X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetric analysis, and high-resolution transmission electron microscope. The exsolved nanoparticles with the layered double-perovskite supporter show a high catalytic activity. A single cell with that anode and a 300 μm thick La 0.8 Sr 0.2 Ga 0.8 Mg 0.2 O 3 electrolyte layer exhibits maximum power densities of 1479 and 503 mW cm -2 at 850 °C with wet hydrogen and wet methane fuels, respectively. Moreover, the single cell fed with wet methane exhibits a stable power output at 850 °C for 200 h, demonstrating a high resistance to carbon deposition of the anode due to the strong anchor of the exsolved nanoparticles on the perovskite parent. The oxide shell also preserves the metal particles from coking.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6995-7005
Number of pages11
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Research areas

  • anode, core shell structure, hydrocarbon, in situ exsolution, layered perovskite, solid oxide fuel cell, HIGH-PERFORMANCE, SOFC ANODES, OXIDATION, ALLOY NANOPARTICLES, CATALYST, CH4, CATHODE, RECENT PROGRESS, NI, LAYERED PEROVSKITE, core-shell structure

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