Cold sintering-assisted densification of GDC electrolytes for SOFC applications

Murutoglu M., Ucun T., Ulasan O., Buyukaksoy A., Tur Y. K., Yilmaz H.

International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, vol.47, no.45, pp.19772-19779, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 45
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2022.01.043
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Artic & Antarctic Regions, Chemical Abstracts Core, Communication Abstracts, Environment Index, INSPEC
  • Page Numbers: pp.19772-19779
  • Keywords: Cold sintering, Low temperature, GDC, Ionic conductivity, Fuel cells, LOW-TEMPERATURE, CERAMICS, DENSITY, ZNO
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: No


© 2022 Hydrogen Energy Publications LLCCold sintering is a novel technique that promotes the densification of ceramics at a much reduced temperature as compared to conventionally sintered ones. With the aid of this technique, gas-tight GDC electrolytes were sintered up to 96% of their theoretical densities at 1100 °C, a remarkable 300 °C below the conventional sintering temperature. It is one of the rare cases in which the cold sintering process was carried out at room temperature. The activation energy for electrical conduction and OCV values at 600 and 800 °C were found to be 0.69 eV and 0.97 and 0.88 V, respectively. The achieved OCV values were slightly higher than the ones produced by the conventional sintering densification process.