Product Code: 6201643
LSM-YSZComposite Cathode Inks are excellent for fabricating your own Solid Oxide FuelCell (SOFC) with a composite cathode. The composite cathode inks havedemonstrated better adhesion to the dense electrolyte surface which can enhanceyour overall cell performance. This ink is fabricated using a high-quality inkmanufacturing processes and provides and a screen printable ink that isexcellent for incorporating into your own cell manufacturing process.
Typical Use Guidelines:
This is a great inkfor making cathode catalyst layers for SOFC applications.
Stirring the ink before use is highly recommended. For best results, the inkshould be stirred with a spatula or a glass rod to achieve an even consistencyprior to use.
For making cathode catalyst layers that are well bonded to the electrolyte: Theink applied electrolyte is typically sintered at 100 Â°C (until it looksdry), then sintered at 800 Â°C for 1 hr, and then at 1150 Â°C for 1hr. If an anode catalyst layer is also going to be applied (which wouldrequire a much higher sintering temperature than the this cathode), then it isrecommended that the anode catalyst layer to be bonded to the electrolytefirst. Exposing this cathode ink to sintering temperatures>1150 Â°C would cause the densification and low performance and thisneeds to be avoided.
For making electrical connections to a screen or wire:This ink is typicallyfired at 750Â°C or 850Â°C for 1 hour to ensure adhesion prior to testing at thedesired test temperature.
This ink can be used for screen printing for generating electrical connectionsfor wire attachments.