Influence of microstructure on electrical properties in BaZr0.5In0.5O3-delta proton conductor
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2008

Two different preparative routes, one a wet chemical route (WCR) and the other a traditional solid state sintering route (SSR), have been used to synthesise the oxygen deficient perovskite BaZr0.5In0.5O3-delta. Analysis of X-ray powder diffraction data showed that both phases adopt cubic crystal structures. Environmental scanning electron microscope (ESEM) images showed that a smaller grain size was obtained for the WCR sample. Dynamic then-no-gravimetric analysis indicated significant mass losses for hydrated samples compared to their respective dried samples. Proton conductivity was investigated for hydrated and as-prepared phases under dry and wet atmospheres, respectively. The hydrated sample prepared via the solid state sintering route displayed a higher proton conductivity under dry conditions, reflecting the presence of fewer grain boundaries in this sample. (c) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved


grain boundaries

X-ray diffraction


proton conductor


Istaq Ahmed

Chalmers, Kemi- och bioteknik, Oorganisk miljökemi

Sten Eriksson

Chalmers, Kemi- och bioteknik, Oorganisk miljökemi

Elisabet Ahlberg

Göteborgs universitet

Christopher Knee

Göteborgs universitet

Solid State Ionics

0167-2738 (ISSN)

Vol. 179 21-26 1155-1160





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