Electrochemical permeability of La0.9Sr0.1Ga1-xFexO3-delta

B Gharbage, F M Figueiredo, R T Baker, F M B Marques

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The present work reports estimates for the hole conductivity of lanthanum gallate-based samples (La0.9Sr0.1Ga1-x FexO3-sigma, with x = 0 and x = 0.2), in the range 700-1000 degrees C. These estimates were based on electrochemical permeability measurements, and were compared to previous estimates obtained from ion-blocking measurements. The p-type conductivity of these materials was confirmed to be strongly influenced by the content of Fe. The activation energy for p-type conductivity was found to be in the range 0.9-1 eV, lower than usually observed for alternative electrolytes based in zirconia or ceria. The increase in p-type conductivity with Fe content can be explained by a relatively easy formation of Fe4+ ions under oxidizing conditions, a basic requirement for the establishment of a small polaron-type conduction mechanism. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2095-2099
Number of pages5
JournalElectrochimica Acta
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • lanthanum gallate
  • p-type conductivity
  • electrochemical permeability
  • electronic conductivity
  • mixed conductors
  • LAFEO3
  • FE


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