The open archive for STFC research publications

Full Record Details

Persistent URL http://purl.org/net/epubs/work/36243
Record Status Checked
Record Id 36243
Title Phase stability and oxygen non-stoichiometry of SrCo0.8Fe0.2O3−δ measured by in situ neutron diffraction
Abstract The phase stability, oxygen stoichiometry and expansion properties of SrCo0.8Fe0.2O3−δ (SCF) were determined by in situ neutron diffraction between 873 and 1173 K and oxygen partial pressures of 5 × 10− 4 to 1 atm. At a pO2 of 1 atm, SCF adopts a cubic perovskite structure, space group Pm3¯m, across the whole temperature range investigated. At a pO2 of 10− 1 atm, a two-phase region exists below 922 K, where the cubic perovskite phase coexists with a vacancy ordered brownmillerite phase, Sr2Co1.6Fe0.4O5, space group Icmm. A pure brownmillerite phase is present at pO2 of 10− 2 and 5 × 10− 4 atm below 1020 K. Above 1020 K, the brownmillerite phase transforms to cubic perovskite through a two-phase region with no brownmillerite structure observed above 1064 K. Large distortion of the BO6 (B = Co, Fe) octahedra is present in the brownmillerite structure with apical bond lengths of 2.2974(4) Å and equatorial bond lengths of 1.9737(3) Å at 1021 K and a pO2 of 10− 2 atm. SCF is highly oxygen deficient with a maximum oxygen stoichiometry, 3 − δ, measured in this study of 2.58(2) at 873 K and a pO2 of 1 atm and a minimum of 2.33(2) at 1173 K and a pO2 of 5 × 10− 4 atm. Significant differences in lattice volume and expansion behavior between the brownmillerite and cubic perovskite phases suggest potential difficulties in thermal cycling of SrCo0.8Fe0.2O3−δ membranes.
Organisation CCLRC , ISIS-GEM
Keywords Materials , Neutron diffraction , Oxygen non-stoichiometry , Chemical expansion , Brownmillerite¿perovskite phase transition , Membranes , SrCo0.8Fe0.2O3−δ
Funding Information
Related Research Object(s):
Language English (EN)
Type Details URI(s) Local file(s) Year
Journal Article Solid State Ionics 177, no. 9-10 (2006): 833-842. doi:10.1016/j.ssi.2006.02.017 2006
Showing record 1 of 1
Science and Technology Facilities Council Switchboard: 01793 442000