Electrical conductivity of the proton conductor BaZr0.9Y0.1O3-δ obtained by high temperature annealing

S. B.C. Duval, P. Holtappels, U. F. Vogt, E. Pomjakushina, K. Conder, U. Stimming, T. Graule

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Abstract

The influence of a high temperature annealing (∼ 2200 °C) on the microstructure and the electrical properties of BaZr0.9Y0.1O3-δ has been examined. The high temperature annealing was achieved using an optical floating zone furnace. The obtained sample is homogeneous with an average grain size of about 5 μm. No additional phases were found in the XRD pattern and the structure was identified to be cubic. After the high temperature annealing, the grain boundary conductivity is increased by approximately two orders of magnitude, while the bulk conductivity remains the same.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1437-1441
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Ionics
Volume178
Issue number25-26
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2007

Keywords

  • BZY
  • Grain boundary
  • Optical floating zone
  • Perovskite
  • Proton conductor

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