Influence of donor doping on cathode performance: (La,Sr)(Ti,Fe)O 3-δ case study

N. H. Perry, D. Pergolesi, K. Sasaki, S. R. Bishop, H. L. Tuller

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Donor doping of the p-type solid oxide fuel cell cathode, Sr(Ti,Fe)O 3-δ, with La was pursued to examine the role of minority charge carriers (electrons) on the oxygen exchange rate. Model dense thin film cathodes of (La,Sr)(Ti,Fe)O3-δ were fabricated by pulsed laser deposition. Optical transmission spectroscopy measurements demonstrated that the addition of the donor La resulted in a change in valence state of Fe from 4+ to 3+, suggesting a rise in Fermi level. The activation energy of the cathode's area specific resistance, studied by impedance spectroscopy, was found to be lower with La addition; however, the magnitude of the area specific resistance was not lowered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1719-1723
Number of pages5
JournalECS Transactions
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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