Fracture properties of (CeO2)1-x(RO 1.5)x (R = Y, Gd, and Sm; X = 0.02-0.20) ceramics

T. Ishida, F. Iguchi, K. Sato, T. Hashida, H. Yugami

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The fracture properties of rare earth (yttrium, gadolinium, and samarium) doped ceria ceramics were systematically investigated using the modified small punch method at room temperature in air and at high temperatures in argon gas. The samples prepared by oxalate co-precipitation method showed higher fracture strength than those by solid-state reaction method. In addition, the sintering temperature dependence of gadolinium doped ceria indicated that the highest fracture strength was attained by sintering at 1600 °C. Furthermore, it turned out that the fracture strength was influenced by the dopant concentration rather than the kind of dopant. The relationship between mechanical properties and defect structures are discussed from the dopant concentration, sintering temperature and testing temperature dependence of the fracture strength.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2417-2421
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Ionics
Issue number31-34
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Oct
Event30th Symposium on Solid State Ionics in Japan -
Duration: 2004 Dec 12004 Dec 3


  • CeO
  • Fracture strength
  • Mechanical properties
  • Rare earth doped ceria
  • SOFC
  • SP test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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