A phase-field model is developed for studying the cation interdiffusion across electrolyte-electrode interfaces in solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) that can be contributing to long timescale performance degradation. Demonstrated on an interface between an 8%molY2O3-stabilized ZrO2 and a La0.65Sr0.3MnO3-x typically used in SOFC, time-dependent evolution of the cation interdiffusion profiles are predicted by linking the phase-field model to a diffusion equation. The simulated interdiffusion profiles agree with independent experimental data in both time and space domains at different temperatures.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)