Pr0.7Sr0.3Fe1-xNixO 3-δ(PSFN; x=0.2-0.5) compounds were synthesized and characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermal expansion coefficient (TEC) measurements, electrical conductivity and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy on cone-shaped electrodes on a Ce0.9Gd 0.1O1.95 (CGO10) electrolyte. The main phase of the powders belongs to the orthorhombic crystal system. The conductivities are fairly high, e.g., around 450 Scm-1 at 600 °C for the x=0.3 compound. The TEC of the compounds is close to the values of ceria-based electrolytes. PSFN showed hysteresis in the temperature dependence of the conductivity, TEC and area-specific polarization resistance Rpol. It is considered that the hysteresis was caused by relatively slow adjustment of the oxygen stoichiometry. The electrochemical performance Rpol -1 of the PSFN compounds is similar to that of La 0.6Sr0.4Fe0.8Co0.2O 3-δ.
- Point electrode
- Thermal expansion coefficient
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- Condensed Matter Physics