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Investigation on proton conductivity of La2Ce2O7in wet atmosphere: Dependence on water vapor partial pressure

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The AC conductivity of fluorite‐structured La2Ce2O7 ceramic was measured under air and argon with different humidity between 250 and 550 °C. It was observed that the total conductivity in wet air and argon was higher than that under dry atmospheres. The effect of water vapor partial pressure ($ {P_{\rm {H_2{\rm O}}}} $equation image) on the conductivity of La2Ce2O7 in air was investigated in detail. The total conductivity increased remarkably with the water vapor partial pressure, and this phenomenon became more notable at lower temperatures. The enhancement of the conductivity was attributed to the proton conduction behavior of La2Ce2O7 in wet atmospheres, and the proton conductivity reached 6.68 × 10–5 S cm–1 in wet air (3% H2O) at 550 °C. The relationship between the proton conductivity (σH) and $ {P_{\rm {H_2{\rm O}}}} $equation image in wet air could be fitted to $ \sigma_{\rm H} \propto {P_{\rm {H_2{\rm O}}}^{1/2}} $equation image. The estimated proton transport number increased with increasing water vapor partial pressure and decreasing temperature, and varied between 0.05 and 0.89 in this study.

UOW Authors


  •   Sun, Wenping
  •   Fang, Shumin (external author)
  •   Yan, Litao (external author)
  •   Liu, Wei (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Sun, W., Fang, S., Yan, L. & Liu, W. (2012). Investigation on proton conductivity of La2Ce2O7in wet atmosphere: Dependence on water vapor partial pressure. Fuel Cells, 12 (3), 457-463.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84862190625

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 457

End Page


  • 463

Volume


  • 12

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • Germany

Abstract


  • The AC conductivity of fluorite‐structured La2Ce2O7 ceramic was measured under air and argon with different humidity between 250 and 550 °C. It was observed that the total conductivity in wet air and argon was higher than that under dry atmospheres. The effect of water vapor partial pressure ($ {P_{\rm {H_2{\rm O}}}} $equation image) on the conductivity of La2Ce2O7 in air was investigated in detail. The total conductivity increased remarkably with the water vapor partial pressure, and this phenomenon became more notable at lower temperatures. The enhancement of the conductivity was attributed to the proton conduction behavior of La2Ce2O7 in wet atmospheres, and the proton conductivity reached 6.68 × 10–5 S cm–1 in wet air (3% H2O) at 550 °C. The relationship between the proton conductivity (σH) and $ {P_{\rm {H_2{\rm O}}}} $equation image in wet air could be fitted to $ \sigma_{\rm H} \propto {P_{\rm {H_2{\rm O}}}^{1/2}} $equation image. The estimated proton transport number increased with increasing water vapor partial pressure and decreasing temperature, and varied between 0.05 and 0.89 in this study.

UOW Authors


  •   Sun, Wenping
  •   Fang, Shumin (external author)
  •   Yan, Litao (external author)
  •   Liu, Wei (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Sun, W., Fang, S., Yan, L. & Liu, W. (2012). Investigation on proton conductivity of La2Ce2O7in wet atmosphere: Dependence on water vapor partial pressure. Fuel Cells, 12 (3), 457-463.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84862190625

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 457

End Page


  • 463

Volume


  • 12

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • Germany