Study of NiO-GDC material produced by aqueous tape casting

ABSTRACT Studies have been developed in last decades in order to produce NiO-based material to be used as anode in solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC). Aqueous-based tape casting was used to produce NiO-GDC substrates with smooth and homogeneous surfaces and good flexibility. Physical and mechanical properties were obtained in green tapes sintered at temperatures ranging from 1200 to 1400 ͦ C. The tapes sintered in 1400 ͦ C showed the best density and porosity values and mechanical strength between 7 and 25 MPa. SEM micrographs show a dense material with cracks and pores. The sintered material shows the presence of nickel oxide and gadolinium cerium oxide.