Mixed Conduction of Proton and Electron in Tungsten Phosphate Glass and its Hydrogen Transport
The transference number of protons and the hydrogen transport behavior through tungsten phosphate glass have been measured through the use of a concentration cell. Based on measurement of the electrical motive force by changing the hydrogen partial pressure of both sides of a specimen glass kept in the concentration cell, the ionic transference number was estimated to be 48%. When one side is kept in hydrogen and the other in nitrogen, hydrogen transport is observed and its quantity is accelerated by applying a positive dc bias on the hydrogen side. After applying the dc bias continuously for over 1 h, the hydrogen transport is abruptly increased with no cracks and the hydrogen flux is 1.510-3 molcm-2s-1.
Tadashi Takenaka, Hajime Haneda, Kazumi Kato, Masasuke Takata and Kazuo Shinozaki
S. Fujitsu and H. Kawazoe, "Mixed Conduction of Proton and Electron in Tungsten Phosphate Glass and its Hydrogen Transport", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 421-422, pp. 443-446, 2010