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Effect of synthesis atmosphere on the proton conductivity of Y-doped barium zirconate solid electrolytes

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Author(s):
Goncalves, M. D. ; Maram, Pardha S. ; Navrotsky, A. ; Muccillo, R.
Total Authors: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL; v. 42, n. 12, p. 13689-13696, SEP 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 5
Abstract

Yttrium-doped barium zirconate ceramic powders were synthesized by the oxidant peroxide method in air and under controlled atmosphere of nitrogen inside a glove box. The powders were characterized by thermogravimetry, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. After uniaxial cold isostatic pressing, green pellets were sintered at 1600 degrees C for 4 h. The electrical conductivity behavior was accessed by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The results show that specimens synthesized under controlled atmosphere achieved higher electrical conductivity, two orders of magnitude higher than specimens prepared in laboratory air. The enhancement in electrochemical properties and increase in sintering ability is attributed to the less carbonate contamination as a result lower grain boundary density in the samples prepared under controlled atmosphere. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd and Techna Group S.r.l. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/10928-0 - Calorimetric measurement of surface and interface enthalpies of yttrium-doped barium zirconate
Grantee:Mayra Dancini Gonçalves
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 13/07296-2 - CDMF - Center for the Development of Functional Materials
Grantee:Elson Longo da Silva
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC