Application of vacuum deposition methods to solid oxide fuel cells

L. R. Pederson, P. Singh, X. D. Zhou

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    The application of vacuum deposition techniques to the fabrication of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) materials and structures are reviewed, focusing on magnetron sputtering, vacuum plasma methods, laser ablation, and electrochemical vapor deposition. A description of each method and examples of use to produce electrolytes, electrodes, and/or electrical interconnects are given. Generally high equipment costs and relatively low deposition rates have limited the use of vacuum deposition methods in SOFC manufacture, with a few notable exceptions. Vacuum methods are particularly promising in the fabrication of micro-fuel cells, where thin films of high quality and unusual configuration are desired.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1066-1083
    Number of pages18
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Aug 2006



    • Electrochemical vapor deposition
    • Laser ablation
    • Magnetron sputtering
    • Solid oxide fuel cell
    • Vacuum plasma deposition

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Instrumentation
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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