La2CuO4 Electrode Material For Low Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Mazhyn K. Skakov1,2,Email

Sana K. Kabdrakhmanova2,3,Email

Kydyrmolla Akatan2,Email

Almira M. Zhilkashinova2

Esbol Shaimardan4

Madiyar M. Beisebekov4

Kantai Nurgamit2

Viktor V. Baklanov5

Yerbolat T. Koyanbayev5

Arman Zh Miniyazov5

Igor A. Sokolov5

Nurya M. Mukhamedova5

1National Nuclear Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kurchatov, 071100, Kazakhstan
2National scientific laboratory, S. Amanzholov East Kazakhstan University, Oskemen, 070020, Kazakhstan
3Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Satbayev University, Almaty, 050000, Kazakhstan
4Scientific Center of Composite Materials, Almaty, 050000, Kazakhstan
5Institute of Atomic Energy, Branch of the National Nuclear Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kurchatov, 071100, Kazakhstan

Abstract

Presently, scientists are vigorously exploring effective, sustainable and environmentally friendly energy sources, which has lent momentum to the adoption of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). The present research focuses on the synthesis and investigation of a binary oxide composed of lanthanum and copper, which was characterized using FTIR, XRD, SEM, XPS and BET. The findings revealed that the surface morphology exhibited mesoporosity, due to the interconnection and sintering of the pliable, rod-like crystalline structure, which was determined to be the binary oxide La2CuO4. Furthermore, within the temperature range of 500 to 600°C, a two-fold increase in current density through the anode material was observed for every 50°C temperature increment, coupled with a nearly three-fold reduction in polarized resistance.

La2CuO4 Electrode Material For Low Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells