|Title||Flame spray deposition of La0.6Sr0.4CoO3−δ thin films: Microstructural characterization, electrochemical performance and degradation|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||Karageorgakis, NI, Heel, A, Bieberle-Huetter, A, Rupp, JLM, Graule, T, Gauckler, LJ|
|Journal||Journal of Power Sources|
|Pagination||8152 - 8161|
Thin films of La0.6Sr0.4CoO3-delta (LSC) were deposited by flame spray deposition at a deposition temperature of 200 degrees C. The as-deposited LSC films were dense, particle-free and amorphous. Upon annealing above 600 degrees C, the films crystallized into the rhombohedral perovskite LSC phase. For isothermal annealing at higher temperatures parabolic grain growth kinetics occur in parallel to densification of the thin films. Electrochemical measurements on symmetrical cells with LSC films on CGO pellets showed lowest area specific resistance (ASR) of 0.96 Omega cm(2) at 600 degrees C for films of 38 nm in grain size annealed at 700 degrees C. Degradation of the ASR of the LSC films of 3.9% was found after 5 days operation at 550 degrees C in ambient air. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.