Ionic conductivity of plasma-sprayed nanocrystalline yttria-stabilized zirconia electrolyte for solid oxide fuel cells
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Yttria-stabilized zirconia; Electrolyte; Plasma spray; Ionic; conductivity; MICROSTRUCTURE; DIFFUSION; Nanoscience & Nanotechnology; Materials Science, Multidisciplinary; Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
Nanocrystalline 10 mol.% yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) electrolyte was synthesized via the plasma spray technique. The ionic conductivity was measured using AC impedance spectroscopy within the temperature range 350-600 degrees C in air. The measured total 17 ionic conductivity of plasma-sprayed YSZ electrolyte is similar to 2.3 times higher than that of sintered YSZ electrolyte at 600 degrees C in air. The improvement in ionic conductivity is ascribed to the nanocrystalline grain size and siliceous free grain boundary with grain-to-grain contact. (C) 2009 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
"Ionic conductivity of plasma-sprayed nanocrystalline yttria-stabilized zirconia electrolyte for solid oxide fuel cells" (2009). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 1417.