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dc.contributor.authorLi, Y.
dc.contributor.authorZhou, J.
dc.contributor.authorDong, Dehua
dc.contributor.authorWang, Y.
dc.contributor.authorJiang, J.
dc.contributor.authorXia, H.
dc.contributor.authorXie, K.
dc.identifier.citationLi, Yuanxin and Zhou, Jianer and Dong, Dehua and Wang, Yan and Jiang, J.Z. and Xia, Hongfa and Xie, Kui. 2012. Composite fuel electrode La0.2Sr0.8TiO3–σ-Ce0.8Sm0.2O2-σ for electrolysis of CO2 in an oxygen-ion conducting solid oxide electrolyser. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 14 (44): pp. 15547-15553.

Composite Ni–YSZ fuel electrodes are able to operate only under strongly reducing conditions for the electrolysis of CO2 in oxygen-ion conducting solid oxide electrolysers. In an atmosphere without a flow of reducing gas (i.e., carbon monoxide), a composite fuel electrode based on redox-reversible La0.2Sr0.8TiO3+σ (LSTO) provides a promising alternative. The Ti3+ was approximately 0.3% in the oxidized LSTO (La0.2Sr0.8TiO3.1), whereas the Ti3+ reached approximately 8.0% in the reduced sample (La0.2Sr0.8TiO3.06). The strong adsorption of atmospheric oxygen in the form of superoxide ions led to the absence of Ti3+ either on the surface of oxidized LSTO or the reduced sample. Reduced LSTO showed typical metallic behaviour from 50 to 700 °C in wet H2; and the electrical conductivity of LSTO reached approximately 30 S cm−1 at 700 °C. The dependence of [Ti3+] concentration in LSTO on PO2 was correlated to the applied potentials when the electrolysis of CO2 was performed with the LSTO composite electrode. The electrochemical reduction of La0.2Sr0.8TiO3+σ was the main process but was still present up to 2 V at 700 °C during the electrolysis of CO2; however, the electrolysis of CO2 at the fuel electrode became dominant at high applied voltages. The current efficiency was approximately 36% for the electrolysis of CO2 at 700 °C and a 2 V applied potential.

dc.publisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
dc.titleComposite fuel electrode La0.2Sr0.8TiO3–σ-Ce0.8Sm0.2O2-σ for electrolysis of CO2 in an oxygen-ion conducting solid oxide electrolyser
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titlePhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
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