Surface composition of perovskite-type materials studied by Low Energy Ion Scattering (LEIS)

John Druce, Tatsumi Ishihara, John Kilner

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    Abstract

    The analysis of the surface chemistry of electrode materials for solid oxide electrochemical conversion devices is of great importance to understand the fundamental mechanism of the oxygen exchange reaction, and the influence of changes in surface chemistry on device degradation. Low Energy Ion Scattering (LEIS) is an extremely surface sensitive analysis technique, capable of probing this chemistry in the very outer atomic layer of a material under conditions relevant to its operational state. In this contribution, we use LEIS to study the Sr segregation process in the perovskite La0.6Sr 0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3 - δ (LSCF), and show that, conversely, there is no segregation of either lanthanide cation in Ruddlesden-Popper structured Pr1La1NiO 4 + δ (PLNO).

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)893-896
    Number of pages4
    JournalSolid State Ionics
    Volume262
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2014

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Chemistry(all)
    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics

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