Microstructure characterization of LiCoO2 coatings for molten carbonate fuel cells components

Wenzhe Chen, Klein Lisa, Chaoming Huang

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The sol-gel process, using aqueous solutions, is used for dip coating onto substrates of 316L stainless steel. A suitable coating of LiCoO2 is achieved by varying the thickness and heat treating at 650°C for 3 h. Thermal analysis, X-ray diffraction analysis and SEM are carried out to characterize the microstructure of the coatings. The results show that the coating transforms an amorphous gel to crystalline phases above 350°C, and show a porous structure. The phase transition mechanism is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)182-185
Number of pages4
JournalChinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering (English Edition)
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


  • Crystalline phase transition
  • LiCoO coating
  • Molten carbonate fuel cells
  • Sol-gel

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