This study assesses the potential of scandia-stabilized zirconia (ScSZ) produced by very low-pressure plasma spraying (VLPPS) for metal-supported solid oxide fuel cell (MS-SOFC) applications. To investigate the microstructure of ScSZ, coating samples were deposited at spraying distances of 150, 250, 350 mm. The fragile nature of coating cross-sections suggests that the typical lamellar structure of zirconia is replaced by a transgranular structure. Nonetheless, apparent porosity, ionic conductivity, open circuit voltage, and ohmic resistance measurements indicate that VLPPS is a viable method for producing MS-SOFCs.

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