Characterization of thin films for solid oxide fuel cells facilitated by micropatterning

TitleCharacterization of thin films for solid oxide fuel cells facilitated by micropatterning
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsRyll, T, Rupp, JLM, Bieberle-Huetter, A, Galinski, H, Gauckler, LJ
JournalScripta Materialia
Volume65
Issue2
Pagination84 - 89
Date Published2011/07//
Abstract

Micropatterning techniques offer the possibility of obtaining freely selectable thin film patterns with lateral dimensions down to the micrometer range. Furthermore, reaction sites can be systematically impacted or deactivated. This article reviews studies which have utilized these possibilities in order to characterize electrochemically electrode thin films for solid oxide fuel cells. In a second part, a processing route for the fabrication of characterization platforms, allowing for the electrical and electrochemical characterization of metal oxide thin films, is presented. (C) 2010 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.