Water-based tape-casting of SOFC composite 3YSZ/8YSZ electrolytes and ionic conductivity of their pellets
Electrolyte supports for SOFC applications were obtained by water-based tape-casting. Slurries of commercial 3YSZ and 8YSZ and mixtures with a mass ratio of 25/75 and 75/25, respectively, were prepared. A commercial acrylic polymer binder with dispersive properties was used. The drying conditions for obtaining crack-free green tapes were studied.
A dip-coating method was used to obtain 8YSZ thin films formed from nanoparticles on anode support for SOFC applications. 8YSZ nanopowder was obtained via a modified sol–gel method using sucrose and pectin as organic precursors. The nanoparticles were suspended in ethanol using phosphate ester (PE) and polyvinyl butyral (PVB) as dispersant and binder, respectively.