Mechanical and thermal properties of combustion-synthesized perovskites, La1-xSrxCr0.2Fe0.8O3

Yeong Shyung Chou, K. Kerstetter, L. R. Pederson, R. E. Williford

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This paper examined the room-temperature thermal and mechanical properties of a mixed conducting perovskite La1-xSrxCr0.2Fe0.8O3 (x = 0.2 to 0.8). Powders were made by the combustion-synthesis technique and sintered at 1250 °C in air. Sintered density, crystal phase, and grain size were characterized. Linear thermal expansion in air was also tested. Young's and shear moduli, microhardness, indentation fracture toughness, and biaxial flexure strength were determined. It was found that the linear coefficient of thermal expansion increased with increasing Sr content, while elastic modulus appeared to decrease with increasing Sr content. Young's modulus of 128 to 192 GPa and shear modulus of 51 to 74 GPa were measured. A biaxial flexure strength of 243 MPa was measured for the lowest Sr content batches. Batches with higher Sr concentrations (x = 0.6 to 0.8) showed extensive cracking. Indentation toughness showed a decrease with increasing Sr content. In addition, fractography was used to characterize the critical flaw and the fracture mode.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3545-3553
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2001
Externally publishedYes


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Chou, Y. S., Kerstetter, K., Pederson, L. R., & Williford, R. E. (2001). Mechanical and thermal properties of combustion-synthesized perovskites, La1-xSrxCr0.2Fe0.8O3. Journal of Materials Research, 16(12), 3545-3553.