Radiation induced phenomena on electronic and protonic conductions of compact hydride-electrolyte fuel cell

B. Tsuchiya, S. Nagata, K. Saito, K. Toh, Tatsuo Shikama

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Electrical and protonic properties of Ytterbium-doped perovskite-type strontium-cerium oxide ceramics (SrCe0.95Yb0.05 O3-δ) including hydrogen (H), implanted with 10 keV H2+ ions into zirconium film deposited on the one side only of the specimen, were investigated under a fission reactor irradiation. It was found that the radiation induced conductivity (RIC) for the specimen with H at 0.5 kGy/s was higher by about two orders of magnitude than the base conductivity without radiation at 0 Gy/s, and higher than that without H. The RIC is attributed to the electronic excitation as well as enhanced diffusion of hydrogen due to ionizing irradiation. Also, the RIC with H greatly depended on the irradiation temperature and hardly change with the fast neutron fluence, while that without H reduced with increasing the fluence. The fluence dependence on the radiation enhanced diffusion of H shows that the radiation induced defects, produced by neutron collisions, and the radiolysis have no influence on the protonic conduction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHydrogen Materials Science and Chemistry of Carbon Nanomaterials
EditorsT.N. Veziroglu, Svetlana Zaginaichenko, Dimitri Schur, Valeriy Skorokhod, Bogdan Baranowski, Anatoliy Shpak, Ayfer Kale
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

NameNATO Security through Science Series A: Chemistry and Biology
ISSN (Print)1871-4641

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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