To improve the chemical stability of high temperature proton conductors based on barium cerate, electrolyte powders doped with different amounts of niobium were synthesized by the citrate–nitrate auto-combustion method. Pure single phases of BaCe0.9−xNbxY0.1O3−x (BCYN, 0.03 ≤ x ≤ 0.12) were obtained by thermal treatment at 1000 °C. Sintering at 1450 °C for 10 h produced dense pellets. X-ray absorption spectroscopy allowed to define the dopant ion insertion site and the co-dopant valency. Treatments in pure CO2 atmosphere at 700 °C for 3 h and subsequent XRD analysis were carried out to probe the chemical stability of the produced electrolytes. The influence of the presence of Nb5+ on conductivity has been investigated by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) measurements. Polarization curves were acquired in the 400–750 °C temperature range.
|Number of pages||0|
|Journal||Journal of Power Sources|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
Martorana, A., Giannici, F., D'Epifanio, A., Di Bartolomeo, E., Licoccia, S., Longo, A., & Pugnalini, C. (2011). Structural analysis,phase stability and electrochemical characterization of Nb-doped BaCe0.9Y0.1O3-y electrolyte for IT-SOFCs. Journal of Power Sources, 199, -.