Synthesis Characterization and Sintering of Cobalt-Doped Lanthanum Chromite Powders for Use in SOFCs
Doped lanthanum chromite is a promising as interconnect material because of its good conductivity at high temperatures and its stability in oxidizing and reducing atmospheres. Perovskite oxide powders of Co-doped lanthanum chromite were synthesized by dispersing precursor metal salt solutions in a polymer matrix followed by a thermal treatment. XRD patterns showed that a highly crystalline cobalt-doped lanthanum chromite was obtained. Fine perovskite powder with a surface area of 6.15 m2 g-1 calcined at 700oC for 1 h, were obtained. After the sample sintered at 1450oC for 3h, the powder reached high densities exceeding 97% of the theoretical density. The proposed here has proved to be a very promising technique for the synthesis of lanthanum chromite powders.
Lucio Salgado and Francisco Ambrozio Filho
C. Yamagata and S. R. H. de Mello-Castanho, "Synthesis Characterization and Sintering of Cobalt-Doped Lanthanum Chromite Powders for Use in SOFCs", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 660-661, pp. 971-976, 2010