Phase stability of La1-xCaxCrO3-δ in oxidizing atmosphere

Shigenori Onuma, Shogo Miyoshi, Keiji Yashiro, Atsushi Kaimai, Kenichi Kawamura, Yutaka Nigara, Tatsuya Kawada, Junichiro Mizusaki, Natsuko Sakai, Harumi Yokokawa

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The chemical stability of perovskite-type La1-xCaxCrO3-δ (x=0.1, 0.2, 0.3) in high oxygen partial pressure, PO2, was investigated with three methods: thermogravimetry, XRD analysis, and thermodynamic calculation. The second phase, CaCrO4 was observed by XRD analysis on the powder equilibrated in high PO2. Thermogravimetry under fixed temperatures sensitively detected the segregation of the second phase in the form of oxygen incorporation, because oxidation of chromium ion accompanies the segregation. The second phase tended to appear in high PO2 and at low temperature. The single-phase regions of La1-xCaxCrO3-δ obtained from the two experimental methods well agreed with each other. The results of thermodynamic calculation on the assumption of ideality of the solid solution also agreed with the experimental results. These results suggested the sufficient chemical stability of La1-xCaxCrO3-δ in high PO2 concerning the application to an interconnector of high-temperature solid oxide fuel cells; for example, La0.7Ca0.3CrO3-δ is stable at 1273K in air.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-74
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan


  • Chemical stability
  • Interconnector
  • LaCaCrO
  • Perovskite
  • Solid oxide fuel cell
  • Solubility limit


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