Oxygen surface exchange of Y0.2Ce0.8O2-x under reducing atmosphere

Teruhisa Horita, Katsuhiko Yamaji, Natsuko Sakai, Masahiko Ishikawa, Harumi Yokokawa, Tatsuya Kawada, Masayuki Dokiya

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Oxygen surface exchange was measured for Y0.2Ce0.8O2-x (YDC) and Y0.15Zr0.85O2-y (YSZ) over a wide range of oxygen partial pressures (7.3 × 10-21 to 0.17 bar) by isotope oxygen exchange (18O/16O) using secondary-ion mass spectrometry analysis at 973 K. Diffusion depth profiles of 18O in YDC and YSZ were analyzed by an appropriate fitting equation to calculate diffusion coefficient (D) and surface exchange coefficient (k). The diffusion coefficients (D) for YDC and YSZ are consistent with the reference data. The k values for both materials were similar (about k = 5-9 × 10-8 cm s-1) at the same temperatures. The k value increases with decreasing oxygen partial pressure for both YDC and YSZ. A relationship between the k value and the concentrations of electron and oxygen vacancy is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-6
Number of pages3
JournalElectrochemical and Solid-State Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jul


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