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High temperature oxidation tests for the high velocity solution precursor flame sprayed manganese-cobalt oxide spinel protective coatings on SOFC interconnector steel

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6216-6227
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2015
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


High velocity solution precursor flame spray process was used to deposit MnCo1.9Fe0.1O4 and Mn1.5Co1.5O4 coatings on Crofer 22 APU ferritic stainless steel samples. The solution precursors were manufactured by diluting metal nitrates into deionized water. The as-sprayed coatings were oxidized at 850 degrees C for 500 h to evaluate Cr-barrier and electrical properties.

The post-mortem studies were performed with various qualitative and quantitative elemental analysis methods and a four-point measurement was used for the area specific resistance studies. The as-sprayed coatings were formed of single crystallite nanoparticles (10-20 nm) and polycrystalline sub-micron particles (100-500 nm). The small particle and crystallite size showed strong sintering behavior during the oxidation cycle. Cr-migration was fully prevented thought the oxidized coatings. The surface topography and grain growth dominated the electrical properties during the test cycle. Copyright (C) 2015, Hydrogen Energy Publications, LLC. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


  • High velocity solution precursor flame spray, SOFC interconnect, Protective coating, FUEL-CELLS, ELECTRICAL-CONDUCTIVITY, SOLID-SOLUTION, MN

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