Structure, conductivity and redox reversibility of Ca-doped cerium metavanadate

Christophe T. G. Petit, Rong Lan, Peter I. Cowin, John T. S. Irvine, Shanwen Tao

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A-site substituted cerium metavanadates, Ce1-xCaxVO3, were synthesised by solid-state reactions from single-phase powders of the corresponding orthovanadates. All metavanadate samples were found to exhibit either an orthorhombic and/or monoclinic phase of space group Pnma (62) with a = 5.5067 (4), b = 7.7904 (5) and c = 5.4814(7) angstrom for Ce0.8Ca0.2VO3. X-Ray diffraction patterns and thermal analyses have shown that the reduction of Ca-doped CeVO3 from the equivalent orthovanadate is redox phase reversible without formation of parasitic phases at x = 0.2, 0.3. Conductivity measurements were performed in air and in dry 5% H-2-Ar with conductivity of Ce1-xCaxVO3 ranging from 1.5 to 13 S cm(-1) at 700 degrees C in a reducing atmosphere. Sample Ce0.7Ca0.3VO3 exhibits the highest conductivity in a reducing atmosphere in all the measured samples which could be a potential anode or as a part of composite anode for SOFCs. The conductivity of Ce0.7Ca0.3VO3 is higher than that for Ce0.85Sr0.15VO3 which could be related to the higher doping level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8854-8861
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number24
Early online date16 May 2011
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2011


  • oxide fuel cells
  • transport properties
  • anode materials
  • stability
  • perovskites
  • CEVO4
  • SR
  • crystal
  • SOFC
  • PR


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