A novel gel-casting method has been developed from general slurry tape casting technique to prepare electrolyte films and bi-layers of electrolyte and anode. This method permits to fabricate electrolyte layer as thin as 10–30 microns after sintering. In the study, a factorial experiment design was performed on the quantities of the gelling agent and the binders for the gel casting of electrolyte thin films and fuel cell bi-layers. The quality of the green films was assessed to determine the optimal amount of the gelling agent and the binders. The films were sintered at different temperatures from 1200°C to 1450°C to test the sinterability of the films. The sintering were also performed with impregnation of Bi(NO3)3 resulting in a great improvement in densification at lower temperature.

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