Issue 48, 2022

Structural properties of mixed conductor Ba1−xGd1−yLax+yCo2O6−δ


Ba1−xGd1−yLax+yCo2O6−δ (BGLC) compositions with large compositional ranges of Ba, Gd, and La have been characterised with respect to phase compositions, structure, and thermal and chemical expansion. The results show a system with large compositional flexibility, enabling tuning of functional properties and thermal and chemical expansion. We show anisotropic chemical expansion and detailed refinements of emerging phases as La is substituted for Ba and Gd. The dominating phase is the double perovskite structure Pmmm, which is A-site ordered along the c-axes and with O vacancy ordering along the b-axis in the Ln-layer. Phases emerging when substituting La for Ba are orthorhombic Ba-deficient Pbnm and cubic LaCoO3-based R[3 with combining macron]c. When La is almost completely substituted for Gd, the material can be stabilised in Pmmm, or cubic Pm[3 with combining macron]m, depending on thermal and atmospheric history. We list thermal expansion coefficients for x = 0–0.3, y = 0.2.

Graphical abstract: Structural properties of mixed conductor Ba1−xGd1−yLax+yCo2O6−δ

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13 Jul 2022
09 Nov 2022
First published
28 Nov 2022
This article is Open Access
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Dalton Trans., 2022,51, 18667-18677

Structural properties of mixed conductor Ba1−xGd1−yLax+yCo2O6−δ

R. Strandbakke, D. S. Wragg, M. H. Sørby, M. N. Guzik, A. E. Gunnæs, I. Szpunar, S. L. Wachowski, M. Balaguer, P. A. Carvalho, A. Mielewczyk-Gryń, J. M. Serra and T. Norby, Dalton Trans., 2022, 51, 18667 DOI: 10.1039/D2DT02277J

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