Electronic behavior of Ba 0.5Sr 0.5Co 0.8Fe 0.2O 3-d and SrCo 0.9Nb 0.1O 3-d

Robert E. Usiskin*, Richard Y. Wang, Sossina M. Haile

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The perovskite Ba 0.5Sr 0.5Co 0.8Fe 0.2O 3-d (BSCF 5582) has attracted great interest as an oxygen reduction catalyst for solid oxide fuel cells and as an oxygen permeation membrane material. Mixed ionic and electronic conductivity is essential to the high catalytic activity it exhibits, however its electronic behavior and overall defect chemistry are not well understood. The related material SrCo 0.9Nb 0.1O 3-d (SCN 091) is another promising composition that may have comparable performance, but with defect chemistry that is simpler to study. From a combination of thermogravimetric, impedance, and diffraction measurements we find SCN 091 to exhibit somewhat smaller oxygen nonstoichiometry, five times higher electronic conductivity, lower enthalpy of hole migration, and greater structural stability than BSCF 5582. We also observe that the enthalpy of hole migration in such materials tends to increase as oxygen content decreases; the origins of this behavior are unclear.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontier of Solid-State Ionics
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2011
Event2011 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 25 2011Apr 29 2011

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2011 MRS Spring Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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