Synthesis and Electrochemical Performances of LiNiCuZn Oxides as Anode and Cathode Catalyst for Low Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

Y. Jing, H. Qin, Qingming Liu, M. Singh, Bin Zhu

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Low temperature solid oxide fuel cell (LTSOFC, 300-600 degrees C) is developed with advantages compared to conventional SOFC (800-1000 degrees C). The electrodes with good catalytic activity, high electronic and ionic conductivity are required to achieve high power output. In this work, a LiNiCuZn oxides as anode and cathode catalyst is prepared by slurry method. The structure and morphology of the prepared LiNiCuZn oxides are characterized by X-ray diffraction and field emission scanning electron microscopy. The LiNiCuZn oxides prepared by slurry method are nano Li0.28Ni0.72O, ZnO and CuO compound. The nano-crystallites are congregated to form ball-shape particles with diameter of 800-1000 nm. The LiNiCuZn oxides electrodes exhibits high ion conductivity and low polarization resistance to hydrogen oxidation reaction and oxygen reduction reaction at low temperature. The LTSOFC using the LiNiCuZn oxides electrodes demonstrates good cell performance of 1000 mW cm(-2) when it operates at 470 degrees C. It is considered that nano-composite would be an effective way to develop catalyst for LTSOFC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5102-5105
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Low Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cell
  • Catalyst
  • LiNiCuZn Oxides
  • Cell Performance
  • Slurry Method

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