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Attenuating metal-oxygen bond of double perovskite oxide via anion doping to enhance its catalytic activity for oxygen reduction reaction

Abstract

Elevating the sluggish oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) activity of the cathode material is crucial to the development and widespread application of intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cells (IT-SOFCs). Herein, a novel SOFC cathode, with superior ORR activity, is designed by incorporating F anions at O-sites of a double perovskite oxide (Sr2Fe1.5Mo0.5O6-δ, SFM). The resulting F-doped SFM cathode (Sr2Fe1.5Mo0.5O6-x-δFx, SFMF, x = 0, 0.1, 0.2 and 0.3) exhibits improved crystal structure symmetry and enhanced electrocatalytic activity for ORR. At 800 oC, the polarization resistance of F-doped SFM is significantly decreased to 0.072 Ω cm2, which can be ascribed to enhanced oxygen reduction capacity. Moreover, F-doping reduces the metal-oxygen bond energy and accelerates the transportation of O-ions during the electrochemical process, resulting in significantly enhanced ORR activity.

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Submitted
10 May 2020
Accepted
23 Jun 2020
First published
25 Jun 2020

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2020, Accepted Manuscript
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Attenuating metal-oxygen bond of double perovskite oxide via anion doping to enhance its catalytic activity for oxygen reduction reaction

L. Zhang, W. Sun, C. Xu, R. Ren, X. yang, J. Qiao, Z. Wang and K. Sun, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2020, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/D0TA04820H

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