Ceria incorporation into YSZ columnar nanostructures

Laxmikant Saraf, D. W. Matson, V. Shutthanandan, C. M. Wang, O. Marina, S. Thevuthasan

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We report the growth of porous yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) columnar nanostructures by the glancing angle deposition (GLAD) technique. CeO 2 sol solution was incorporated in to YSZ creating high interface density columnar nanostructures. Initial experiments indicate a nonlinear conductivity response in the combination nanostructures. The combination nanostructures had higher conductivity than polycrystalline CeO2 and polycrystalline YSZ in the intermediate temperature range of 600-825 K. GLAD/sol-gel process to create high-density columnar nanostructures or high CeO2/YSZ boundaries per unit volume is discussed in the context of solid oxide fuel cells operating at intermediate temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
JournalElectrochemical and Solid-State Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrochemistry
  • Materials Science(all)

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Saraf, L., Matson, D. W., Shutthanandan, V., Wang, C. M., Marina, O., & Thevuthasan, S. (2005). Ceria incorporation into YSZ columnar nanostructures. Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, 8(10). https://doi.org/10.1149/1.2033607