|Title:||Properties of flame sprayed Ce0.8Gd0.2O1.9-δ electrolyte thin films|
|Authors :||Karageorgakis, Nikolaos I.|
Rupp, Jennifer L. M.
Aguirre, Myriam H.
Gauckler, Ludwig J.
|Published in :||Advanced Functional Materials|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution :||Wiley|
|License (according to publishing contract) :||Licence according to publishing contract|
|Type of review:||Peer review (Publication)|
|Subject (DDC) :||660: Chemical engineering|
|Abstract:||Thin films of Ce0.8Gd0.2O1.9-δ (CGO) are deposited by flame spray deposition with a deposition rate of about 30 nm min−1. The films (deposited at 200 °C) are dense, smooth, and particle-free and show a biphasic amorphous/nanocrystalline microstructure. Isothermal grain growth and microstrain are determined as a function of dwell time and temperature and correlated to the electrical conductivity. CGO films annealed for 10 h at 600 °C present the best electrical conductivity of 0.46 S m−1 measured at 550 °C. Reasons for the superior performance of films annealed at low temperature over higher-temperature-treated samples are discussed and include grain-size evolution, microstrain relaxation, and chemical decomposition. Nanoindentation measurements are conducted on the CGO thin films as a function of annealing temperature to determine the hardness and elastic modulus of the films for potential application as free-standing electrolyte membranes in low-temperature micro-SOFCs (solid oxide fuel cells).|
|Departement:||School of Engineering|
|Organisational Unit:||Institute of Materials and Process Engineering (IMPE)|
|Publication type:||Article in scientific Journal|
|Appears in Collections:||Publikationen School of Engineering|
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