Effect of Submicron Grains on Ionic Conductivity of Nanocrystalline Doped Ceria

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Abstract:

Doped ceria has been considered for high oxygen ion conductivity for solid oxide fuel cells. In the present study, 20 mole% samarium doped nano ceria powder was prepared by wet chemical synthesis and sintered at different temperatures to retain submicron grains (>92–96% density). Ionic conductivity of the sintered pellets was measured using impedance spectroscopy as a function of temperature (200–800 °C). The total maximum conductivity was 1.0×10−2S.cm−1 (at 600 °C) for samples sintered at 1200 °C. The activation energy at higher test temperature decreases with the decrease in the sintering temperature (by 25%). The grain boundary, grain interior conductivity and activation energy of the electrolyte were correlated to the resulting microstructure. It has been demonstrated that use of doped nano ceria powder as precursor not only reduced the sintering temperature but also provided segregation free grain boundary for engineering higher conductivity dense electrolytes.

Keywords: CONDUCTIVITY; DOPED CERIA; NANOPOWDER

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2010.2523

Publication date: October 1, 2010

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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