Proton Conduction in Grain-Boundary-Free Oxygen-Deficient BaFeO2.5+δ Thin Films
AbstractReduction of the operating temperature to an intermediate temperature range between 350 °C and 600 °C is a necessity for Solid Oxide Fuel/Electrolysis Cells (SOFC/SOECs). In this respect the application of proton-conducting oxides has become a broad area of research. Materials that can conduct protons and electrons at the same time, to be used as electrode catalysts on the air electrode, are especially rare. In this article we report on the proton conduction in expitaxially grown BaFeO2.5+δ (BFO) thin films deposited by pulsed laser deposition on Nb:SrTiO3 substrates. By using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) measurements under different wet and dry atmospheres, the bulk proton conductivity of BFO (between 200 °C and 300 °C) could be estimated for the first time (3.6 × 10−6 S cm−1 at 300 °C). The influence of oxidizing measurement atmosphere and hydration revealed a strong dependence of the conductivity, most notably at temperatures above 300 °C, which is in good agreement with the hydration behavior of BaFeO2.5 reported previously. View Full-Text
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Benes, A.; Molinari, A.; Witte, R.; Kruk, R.; Brötz, J.; Chellali, R.; Hahn, H.; Clemens, O. Proton Conduction in Grain-Boundary-Free Oxygen-Deficient BaFeO2.5+δ Thin Films. Materials 2018, 11, 52.
Benes A, Molinari A, Witte R, Kruk R, Brötz J, Chellali R, Hahn H, Clemens O. Proton Conduction in Grain-Boundary-Free Oxygen-Deficient BaFeO2.5+δ Thin Films. Materials. 2018; 11(1):52.Chicago/Turabian Style
Benes, Alexander; Molinari, Alan; Witte, Ralf; Kruk, Robert; Brötz, Joachim; Chellali, Reda; Hahn, Horst; Clemens, Oliver. 2018. "Proton Conduction in Grain-Boundary-Free Oxygen-Deficient BaFeO2.5+δ Thin Films." Materials 11, no. 1: 52.
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