With consistent performance demonstrated over several years, the NextCell planar cell has become a standard used by SOFC researchers across the globe. It is used as a reference cell for anode and cathode development, and for test fixture calibration.
Based on Nexceris’ patented 150-micron thick Hionic™ scandium stabilized zirconia electrolyte support and state-of-the-art anode and cathode materials, the NextCell offers high performance over the temperature range of 750 to 850°C.
Additional cell sizes and electrode geometries are available.
fuelcellmaterials offers contact pastes for both the anodes and cathodes of SOFCs. To achieve optimum results, it is important to maintain good electrical contact between the electrode surface and the current collector. Applying a thin layer of ink (LSM for the cathode and Nickel for the anode) between the electrodes and current collectors will ensure reproducible testing results.