Journal of Advanced Ceramics

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 380–387 | Cite as

Effect of Al2O3 addition on the non-isothermal crystallization kinetics and long-term stability of BCABS sealing glass for IT-SOFCs

  • Zuzhi Huang
  • Linghong LuoEmail author
  • Liangguang Liu
  • Leying WangEmail author
  • Liang Cheng
  • Xu Xu
  • Yefan Wu
Open Access
Research Article


Owing to adjustable thermal expansion performance, BaO–CaO–Al2O3–B2O3–SiO2 (BCABS) glass has a promising commercialization prospect for intermediate temperature-solid oxide fuel cells (IT-SOFCs) sealing. Herein, Al2O3 with two different contents was added into the same glass formulation, referred to as A and B glass, respectively. In terms of the non-isothermal crystallization kinetic behavior, the effect of Al2O3 as the unique intermediate was innovatively studied on the long-term performance of BCABS sealing glass. After the heat treatment at 1023 K for 100 h, the change of the network structure and the expansion coefficient of the glass were characterized. The results showed that the addition of Al2O3 as a network forming body could enhance the structure of glass, and increase the activation energy for glass transition, which could effectively inhibit the crystallization ability of sealing glass. Therefore, the B glass with the higher Al2O3 content showed the better long-term sealing ability, which was greatly beneficial for IT-SOFCs sealing.


intermediate temperature-solid oxide fuel cell (IT-SOFC) BaO–CaO–Al2O3–B2O3–SiO2 (BCABS) sealing glass Al2O3 non-isothermal crystallization kinetics long-term stability 



This study was financially supported by the research project of National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 51662015 and 51462011).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Fuel Cell Materials and DevicesJingdezhen Ceramic InstituteJingdezhenChina
  2. 2.School of Materials Science and EngineeringJingdezhen Ceramic InstituteJingdezhenChina

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