Rate limiting steps of the porous La0.6Sr0.4Co0.8Fe0.2O3-δ electrode material
N. GRUNBAM; L. DESSEMOND; J. FOULETIER; F. PRADO; L. MOGNI; A. CANEIRO
SOLID STATE IONICS
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Año: 2009 vol. 180 p. 1448 - 1448
The electrode reaction of porous La0.6Sr0.4Co0.8Fe0.2O3−δ films deposited onto Ce0.9Gd0.1O1.95 (CGO) wasinvestigated by impedance spectroscopy within the temperature and oxygen partial pressure (pO2) ranges of500≤T≤700 °C and 10−4<pO2<1 atm, respectively, using Ar and He as gas carriers. The electrochemicalimpedance spectroscopy (EIS) measurements reveal a high frequency (HF) and a low frequency (LF) regionsin the Nyquist plane. The high frequency (HF) region was fitted with a Warburg-type impedance element,and the low frequency (LF) region was reproduced with a resistance in parallel to a constant phase element.Both, the slight dependence of the polarization resistance (RW) and the small variation of the apex frequency(fv) of the HF Warburg-type element, on pO2, suggest that this contribution corresponds to the oxygendiffusion in the bulk of the La0.6Sr0.4Co0.8Fe0.2O3−δ electrode material. The variation of the polarizationresistance of the LF region (Rrcpe) with pO2 indicates that as T increases, the limiting step evolves fromdissociative oxygen adsorption to oxygen gas diffusion in the pores of the mixed ionic/electronic conductor(MIEC) electrode.