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Applications of yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) in catalysis

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Abstract

This article describes recent advances in the use of yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ), an oxygen ion conductor, for catalytic applications. This ceramic material combines different functionalities such as good thermal stability, selective bulk oxygen mobility and high surface oxygen vacancy concentration. These properties have been first exploited, utilizing YSZ as dense membranes, in the field of solid oxide fuel cells and electrochemical promotion of catalysis. More recently, YSZ, as nanometric powders, has also been considered as a promising support for metallic nanoparticles or as a catalyst itself. This paper summarizes the main applications of YSZ in the aforementioned fields, explains the underlying phenomena and finally provides perspectives for future applications of YSZ.

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The article was received on 19 May 2015, accepted on 10 Jul 2015 and first published on 10 Jul 2015


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C5CY00739A
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Citation: Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015,5, 4884-4900
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    Applications of yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) in catalysis

    M. N. Tsampas, F. M. Sapountzi and P. Vernoux, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015, 5, 4884
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CY00739A

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