Oxygen permeation in SrCo0.8Fe0.2O3-δ membranes with porous electrodes

T. H. Lee, Y. L. Yang, A. J. Jacobson, B. Abeles, S. Milner

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Measurements of oxygen flux, in the temperature range, 770-870°C on planar membranes of SrCo0.8Fe0.2O3-δ, consisting of a dense discs ∼0.1 cm thick modified by coating with porous layers on both sides, yielded an enhancement in the oxygen flux, η≈2, compared to the uncoated membrane. When only one side of the disc was coated with the porous layer on the high pressure side of the membrane then η≈1.2, while when the modified side was on the low pressure side then η≈1.4. The observed values of η were explained by a model of diffusion-reaction transport in mixed ionic electronic conductor membranes with porous electrodes, extended to the case of finite thickness of the dense layer. From a fit of the model to the experimental data, values of the surface exchange coefficient, ki0, and ambipolar oxygen ion-electron hole pair diffusion coefficient, Da, were deduced. At 870°C, ki0 = 2.5 × 10-4 cm/s and Da = 5 × 10-6 cm2/s.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-94
Number of pages8
JournalSolid State Ionics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Sep 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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