Microtubular anode-supported solid oxide fuel cells (μt-SOFC) were created with a metallic coil embedded in the anode to act as current collector. The electrochemical performance was experimentally examined by comparing the power density (PD) of μt-SOFC with embedded coils of different turns per unit length and composition (nickel and palladium). It is shown that an increase in the turns per unit length results in a proportional current density increase and in a quadratic increment of PD. Additional performance improvement is found for the cell with palladium current collector due to the higher catalytic activity for hydrogen oxidation.

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