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Thermophysical Properties of Perovskite-Type Strontium Cerate and Zirconate

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Polycrystalline samples of strontium series perovskite-type oxides, SrCeO3 and SrZrO3, were prepared and the thermophysical properties were measured. The chemical compositions of the samples do not deviate from the stoichiometric composition. The oxygen-to-metal (O/M) ratios of SrCeO3 and SrZrO3 are 3.00±0.03 and 2.98±0.01, respectively. The average linear thermal expansion coefficients are 1.11 × 10−5 K−1 for SrCeO3 and 9.69 × 10−6 K−1 for SrZrO3 in the temperature range between 300 and 1000 K. The melting temperatures Tm of SrCeO3 and SrZrO3 are 2266 and 2883 K, respectively. The longitudinal and shear sound velocities were measured by an ultrasonic pulse–echo method at room temperature in air, which enables to evaluate the elastic moduli and Debye temperature. The heat capacity was measured by using a differential scanning calorimeter in high-purity argon atmosphere. The thermal diffusivity was measured by a laser flash method in vacuum. The thermal conductivities of SrCeO3 and SrZrO3 at room temperature are 2.95 and 4.06 W·m−1·K−1, respectively.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Department of Nuclear Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Osaka 565-0871, Japan 2: Nuclear Fuel Industries, Ltd., Osaka 590-0481, Japan

Publication date: June 1, 2005


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