Materials Search of Perovskite Cathode in SOFC by Statistical Analysis
Considering the above situation, we explore critical factors that can explain the oxygen exchange rate of perovskite oxide cathode in SOFCs. It has been said that the bulk ionic conductivity is strongly related to the oxygen exchange rate, while the electronic conductivity is not as far as it is high enough. However, we found that the combination of ionic and electronic conductivities shows much stronger correlation than ionic conductivity alone while analyzing reported experimental data on 18 materials in figure 1. Materials which have high oxygen exchange rate can be explained by the multiplication of bulk ionic conductivity and electronic conductivity while others explained by the ionic conductivity.