A planar anode-supported electrolyte was fabricated using a tape casting method that involved a single step cofiring process. A standard NiO∕8YSZ cermet anode, 8mol% YSZ electrolyte, and a lanthanum strontium manganite cathode were used for the solid oxide fuel cell unit cell. A pressurized cofiring technique allows the creation of a thin layer of dense electrolyte about 10μm without warpage. The open circuit voltage of the unit cell indicated negligible fuel leakage through the electrolyte film due to the dense and crack-free electrolyte layer. An electrochemical test of the unit cell showed a maximum power density up to 0.173Wcm2 at 900°C. Approximated electrochemical properties, e.g., activation energy, Ohmic resistance, and exchange current density, indicated that the cell performance was significantly influenced by the electrode properties of the unit cell.

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