University of Hertfordshire


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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1824-1834
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Early online date16 Dec 2017
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2018


This study is focused on a diopside-based glass-ceramic sealant for solid oxide fuel cells and its compatibility with AISI 441 stainless steel interconnect. The morphological and chemical stability with both bare and Mn–Co spinel coated AISI 441 steel, after 3500 h exposure at 800 °C in air, is reviewed and discussed. Post-mortem samples are morphologically and chemically analysed by SEM-EDS. Reaction products at the glass-ceramic/bare AISI 441 interface, resulting from the reaction of Mg from the sealant and Cr and Mn from the steel, are detected, without affecting negatively the integrity of the joints. In the case of Mn–Co spinel coated AISI 441, interactions between the glass-ceramic and the outer part of the Mn–Co spinel coating, along with crystallization of oxides rich in Si and Mg, are detected, but still no corrosion phenomena are present. The glass-ceramic is found to be compatible with both bare and coated AISI 441.


This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of the following article: A. G. Sabato, A. Crysanthou, M. Salvo, G. Tempura, and F. Smeacetto, ‘Interface stability between bare, Mn-Co spinel coated AISA 441 stainless steel and a diopside-based glass-ceramic sealant’, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 43 (13): 1824-1834, January 2018, made available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License CC BY NC-ND 4.0 ( ), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way. Under embargo until 16 December 2018. The final, definitive version of this paper is available online at doi:

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