Observation of surface impurities in Pr0.1Ce0.9O 2-δ thin films following optical absorption relaxation measurements

S. R. Bishop, J. Druce, J. J. Kim, J. Kilner, H. L. Tuller

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The authors use SIMS measurements to examine the composition of a Pr 0.1Ce0.9O2-δ thin film following an oxygen surface exchange measurement via optical absorption relaxation. A significant concentration of impurities (Si, K, Na, and Ca) were observed to accumulate on the film surface, with a concentration profile extending approximately 60 nm into the film, following the high temperature measurements. This resulted in a significant decrease in the oxygen exchange coefficient, kex. Potential sources for the impurities are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolid State Ionic Devices 9 - Ion Conducting Thin Films and Multilayers
PublisherElectrochemical Society Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781607684152
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event9th Solid State Ionic Devices Sympsoium - 22nd ECS Meeting - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Oct 7 2012Oct 12 2012

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737


Other9th Solid State Ionic Devices Sympsoium - 22nd ECS Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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