Thermal Stability and Anisotropic Thermal Expansion of SmBa1−xSrxCo2O5+δ (0.1 ≤ x ≤ 0.5)

  • S. N. Qadri
  • S. B. QadriEmail author


Bulk samples of SmBa1−xSrxCo2O5+δ were synthesized using solid-state chemical reaction of the starting metal oxides in the appropriate weight ratios and heating in air at temperatures approaching 1223 K. Their thermal expansion coefficients were determined using in situ x-ray diffraction studies between 298 K and 1273 K. No phase transition was observed during the heating or the cooling cycle. The volumetric thermal expansion coefficients for samples with orthorhombic Pmmm phase are 6 × 10−5 K−1(x = 0.0), 6.8 × 10−5 K−1 (x = 0.3) and 6.4 × 10−5 K−1 (x = 0.5), and for sample with an orthorhombic phase Pnma 7.1 × 10−5 K−1 (x = 1). The linear thermal expansion showed anisotropy of αa or αc > αb for samples with Pmmm phase and no anisotropy for the x = 1 sample.


Thermal expansion x-ray diffraction solid oxide fuel cells 


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One of us SNQ is thankful to Prof. J. Irvine for his guidance and discussions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.U. S. Naval Research LaboratoryWashington, DCUSA

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