The infrared diffuse reflectance spectra in the O-H stretching vibration, νOH, region and the electrical conductivities of Sr(Zr0.92Y0.08 - xScx)O3 - δ and Sr(Zr0.92Y0.08 - xGax)O3 - δ were studied. Whereas the dissolution environment of the proton and the dopant in the terminal compounds was maintained in the Sr(Zr0.92Y0.08 - xScx)O3 - δ, distinctly different proton sites from those in the terminal Sr(Zr0.92Y0.08)O3 - δ and Sr(Zr0.92Ga0.08)O3 - δ appeared in the Sr(Zr0.92Y0.08 - xGax)O3 - δ. The electrical conductivity of the Sr(Zr0.92Y0.08 - xScx)O3 - δ showed a very small increase upon substitution of Y by Sc. The small increase in conductivity for the Sc-doped case was discussed from the viewpoint of proton mobility. For the Sr(Zr0.92Y0.08 - xGax)O3 - δ, the conductivity decreased over an order of magnitude by the substitution of Y by Ga. This decrease in conductivity for the Ga-doped case was attributed to the decrease in the proton concentration.
- Dopant segregation
- Infrared spectroscopy
- Proton conductor
- Proton dissolution environment