Nico Torino

Doktorand at Energy and Material

Nico Torinos research project investigates oxide crystalline phases.
Focus is put on the connection between crystal structure, and the proton and oxide ion conducting properties, in order to widen our knowledge about materials for SOFC systems and ceramic gas separation membranes, the main technologies concerned with the development of the materials object of this investigation.
Both work on the principle of ionic transport through a ceramic membrane but in the case of gas separation membranes ionic transport is also accompanied by the electronic one. Therefore two different kind of materials are concerned: ionic conductors and mixed ionic-electronic conductors.
In particular, protonic conductors are at the centre of my synthesis and characterisation work. This kind of materials can provide a way to circumvent the main issues associated with classic oxide ions conductors in SOFC systems, by lowering the operating temperature of those devices.
In order to do so, the transport properties of complex oxides, such as pyrochlores and perovskites, are investigated, and tuned by conveniently doping them.

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Structure-conductivity relationship of PrBaMnMoO6-δ through in-situ measurements: A neutron diffraction study

Shammya Afroze, Nico Torino, Md Sumon Reza et al
Ceramics International. Vol. 47 (1), p. 541-546
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Insight of novel layered perovskite PrSrMn2O5+δ: A neutron powder diffraction study

Shammya Afroze, Nico Torino, Paul Henry et al
Materials Letters. Vol. 261
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Local Coordination Environments and Vibrational Dynamics of Protons in Hexagonal and Cubic Sc-Doped BaTiO3 Proton-Conducting Oxides

Adrien Perrichon, Nico Torino, Erik Jedvik Granhed et al
Journal of Physical Chemistry C. Vol. 124 (16), p. 8643-8651
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Neutron and X-ray powder diffraction data to determine the structural properties of novel layered perovskite PrSrMn2O5+δ

Shammya Afroze, Nico Torino, Paul Henry et al
Data in Brief. Vol. 29
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The influence of cation ordering, oxygen vacancy distribution and proton siting on observed properties in ceramic electrolytes: the case of scandium substituted barium titanate

Nico Torino, Paul Henry, Christopher Knee et al
Dalton Transactions. Vol. 46 (26), p. 8387-8398
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