International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol.44, No.51, 27958-27961, 2019
Comments on "Enhanced ionic conductivity of yttria-stabilized ZrO2 with natural CuFe-oxide mineral heterogeneous composite for low temperature solid oxide fuel cells, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 42 (2017) 17495-17503"
Recently, in this journal the phenomenon of ionic conductivity enhancement has again been claimed to boost the electrical characteristics of a solid electrolyte, this time of the classical oxygen ion conductor yttria-stabilized zirconia. It is demonstrated that the arguments to support the claim are flawed and that the criticized article is another example of a fallacy with regard to ionic conductivity enhancement. (C) 2019 Hydrogen Energy Publications LLC. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.