Promoted electrocatalytic activity and ionic transport simultaneously in dual functional Ba0.5Sr0.5Fe0.8Sb0.2O3-δ-Sm0.2Ce0.8O2-δ heterostructure

Naveed Mushtaq, Yuzheng Lu, Chen Xia, Wenjing Dong, Baoyuan Wang, M. A.K.Yousaf Shah, Sajid Rauf, Muhammad Akbar, Enyi Hu, Rizwan Raza, Muhammad Imran Asghar, Peter D. Lund, Bin Zhu*

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Abstrakti

Structural doping is often used to prepare materials with high oxygen-ion conductivity and electrocatalytic function, but its wider application in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) is still a major challenge. Here, a novel approach to developing materials with fast ionic conduction and high electrocatalytic activity is reported. A semiconductor-ionic heterostructure of perovskite Ba0.5Sr0.5Fe0.8Sb0.2O3-δ (BSFSb) and fluorite structure Sm0.2Ce0.8O2-δ (SDC) is developed. The BSFSb-SDC heterostructure exhibits a high ionic conductivity >0.1 S cm−1 (vs 0.01 S cm−1 of SDC) and achieves a remarkable fuel cell performance (>1000 mWcm−2) at 550 °C. It was found that the BSFSb-SDC has both electrolyte and electrode (cathode) functions with enhanced ionic transport and electrocatalytic activity simultaneously. When using BSFSb-SDC as an electrolyte, the interface energy-band reconstruction and charge transfer at particle level forming a built-in electric field (BIEF) and it make electronic confinement. The BIEF originates from the potential gradient due to differences in the electron density of BSFSb and SDC particles/grains facilitates ionic conduction at the interface of the BSFSb and SDC particles. This work provides a new insight in designing functional materials with high ionic conductivity and electrocatalytic function, which can be used both for energy conversion and storage device.

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Artikkeli120503
Sivumäärä10
JulkaisuApplied Catalysis B: Environmental
Vuosikerta298
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 5 jouluk. 2021
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu

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