Platinum nanoparticle induced nanoionic effects on electrical conduction in strontium cerate and zirconate

Yasuhiro Takamura, Kwati Leonard, Aileen Luo, Lane W. Martin, Hiroshige Matsumoto

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Heterointerfaces introduce unique localized defects into ionic conductors. This study explores the nanoionic characteristics exhibited by the proton-conducting oxides SrZr 0.9 Y 0.1 O 3-δ and SrCe 0.95 Yb 0.05 O 3-δ including finely dispersed precipitated platinum nanoparticles. The electrical conductivity of both the platinum-doped oxides revealed reversible nanoionic phenomena caused by the exsolution of the platinum in the form of platinum nanoparticles, at 0.5 vol% relative to the metal oxides, and dissolution in response to a change in gas atmosphere. In comparison with the original conductivity of SrZr 0.9 Y 0.1 O 3-δ and SrCe 0.95 Yb 0.05 O 3-δ , the conductivity of platinum-doped SrZr 0.9 Y 0.1 O 3-δ decreased significantly in a wet hydrogen atmosphere, whereas platinum-doped SrCe 0.95 Yb 0.05 O 3-δ showed almost no decrease in conductivity in the same atmosphere. The different responses of the two materials to the change in gas atmosphere are discussed in relation to the precipitation of platinum nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)953-963
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Solid State Electrochemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 12 2019


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrochemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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