Chemically-induced expansion of Zr0.2Ce0.8O 2 - δ

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    Abstract

    High temperature X-ray diffraction measurements in controlled partial pressures of oxygen are used to study the thermal expansion and point defect induced expansion, known as chemical expansion, of Zr0.2Ce 0.8O2 - δ powder. The coefficient of thermal expansion agrees with previous values for undoped ceria. The coefficient of chemical expansion, on the other hand, is significantly less than in ceria, in agreement with a previous study by this group on Pr0.1Zr 0.4Ce0.5O2 - δ. Contrary to previous studies of chemical expansion in ceria, with increasing δ, the chemical expansion coefficient increased, approaching the value for undoped ceria for large δ. This behavior is discussed in terms of availability of Zr for defect association.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-4
    Number of pages4
    JournalSolid State Ionics
    Volume261
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014 Aug

    Keywords

    • Defect equilibria
    • Mechanical properties
    • SOFC
    • Three-way catalyst

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)
    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics

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