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Equimolar Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia and Samaria-Doped Ceria Solid Solutions

Energy and Nuclear Research Institute, São Paulo 05508-900, Brazil
Center of Engineering, Modeling and Applied Social Sciences, Federal University of ABC, Santo André 09210-580, Brazil
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Ceramics 2018, 1(2), 343-352;
Received: 18 October 2018 / Revised: 15 November 2018 / Accepted: 20 November 2018 / Published: 22 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Novel Processing Routes of Ceramics for Functional Applications)
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Compositions of (ZrO2)0.92(Y2O3)0.08 (zirconia: 8 mol % yttria—8YSZ) and (CeO2)0.8(Sm2O3)0.2 (ceria: 20 mol % samaria—SDC20) ceramic powders were prepared by attrition milling to form an equimolar powder mixture, followed by uniaxial and isostatic pressing. The pellets were quenched to room temperature from 1200 °C, 1300 °C, 1400 °C and 1500 °C to freeze the defects configuration attained at those temperatures. X-ray diffraction analyses, performed in all quenched pellets, show the evolution of the two (8YSZ and SDC20) cubic fluorite structural phases to a single phase at 1500 °C, identified by Rietveld analysis as a tetragonal phase. Impedance spectroscopy analyses were carried out in pellets either quenched or slowly cooled from 1500 °C. Heating the quenched pellets to 1000 °C decreases the electrical resistivity while it increases in the slowly cooled pellets; the decrease is ascribed to annealing of defects created by lattice micro-tensions during quenching while the increase to partial destabilization of the tetragonal phase. View Full-Text
Keywords: solid electrolytes; yttria-stabilized zirconia; samaria-doped ceria; X-ray diffraction; impedance spectroscopy solid electrolytes; yttria-stabilized zirconia; samaria-doped ceria; X-ray diffraction; impedance spectroscopy

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Muccillo, R.; De Florio, D.Z.; Muccillo, E.N.S. Equimolar Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia and Samaria-Doped Ceria Solid Solutions. Ceramics 2018, 1, 343-352.

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