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Thermodynamic Database of the La-Sr-Mn-Cr-O Oxide System and Applications to Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

DISSERTATION for the degree of DOCTOR OF SCIENCES of the SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ZURICH

presented by ERWIN POVODEN-KARADENIZ Mag. rer. nat. born on March 18, 1973 Citizen of Austria

accepted on the recommendation of Prof. Dr. Ludwig J. Gauckler, examiner Prof. John T.S. Irvine, co-examiner Dr. Ming Chen, co-examiner

Zurich, 2008

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Dedicated to my parents

Whatever creates or increases happiness or some part of happiness, we ought to do; whatever destroys or hampers happiness, or gives rise to its opposite, we ought not to do.

Aristoteles

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Acknowledgements
I am deeply grateful to my supervisor Professor Gauckler. He gave me a great chance by taking me into the boat: a boat that is not only sailed to scientific success. It took me away from an insecure float wobbling in the surf and approaches a promising future. Endless gratitude belongs to my wife who stays by my side throughout highs, downs, and distances, preventing me from losing the way; she is my firm anchor. I am greatly indebted to Nicholas Grundy for open doors, his patience of a saint, great teaching, and picky reviewing. He catalyzed my way into the field of thermodynamic modeling, airing the “modeling is fun” approach at any time. I would further like to thank Ming Chen for continuing scientific support and advising; he was often motivating me to spin the wheel of accurate and fast modeling and publishing. I owe thanks to Franc and Flavia Dugal-Borsari who saved me from an unintentional outdoor adventure in Zurich during a time when it was extremely difficult to find a new accommodation. It was a very pleasant time in Zollikon. I thank Brandon Bürgler and Jennifer Rupp for their pleasing office companionship at the beginning of my work: they facilitated my jump into the ETH waters. I would also like to thank Toni Ivas for abiding collegiality, cooperation, and friendship. I thank the rest of the office crew, Thomas Ryll and Rene Tölke, for always enjoyable working hours.

Zurich, December 2008

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1 Introduction 1.2 Increasing the Cr-tolerance of conventional SOFC with Cr-interconnects and LSM cathodes New ways – alternative materials 2 3 Aim of study Method 3.1.2 1.2.1 3.2 3.2 1.6 Degradation of SOFC caused by chromium from the interconnect The role of current load on electrical losses of degraded SOFC Impedance spectroscopy measurements and implications on the degradation process Microstructures in degraded SOFC Amounts of chromium in SOFC tested with and without current load Critical assessment of proposed mechanisms of chromium “poisoning” 1.3.3 Principles of SOFC The problem of chromium “poisoning” 11 11 11 13 14 17 17 22 24 24 27 28 36 36 37 45 46 46 47 47 48 49 Volatilization of Cr2O3 Literature survey 1.3 Stoichiometric solid oxides Solid solution phases – the Compound Energy Formalism (CEF) Vacancies and the concept of reciprocal reactions 4 .3.Table of Contents Table of Contents Summary Zusammenfassung 7 9 1 Degradation of planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with LSM cathodes and Cralloy interconnects 1.2.1 1.3 1.1 1.4 1.2 1.3.1 3.4.1.3.1 1.3.4 Proposed strategies against chromium “poisoning” and their effectiveness 1.2 Benefits of the thermodynamic La-Sr-Mn-Cr-O oxide database for the understanding of Cr-poisoning of SOFC Thermodynamic modeling 3.4.3.5 1.2.

3.3 4.1.3.4.1.1.6 4.3 4.3.1 Technology 4.4 Literature review of the La-Cr system Literature review of the La-Cr-O system Thermodynamic modeling and optimization Results and discussion 4.2.7 Applications on SOFC Thermodynamic assessment of the La-Cr-O system 4.4.1.1.2.3 Experimental Thermodynamic modeling Optimization of parameters Results Discussion 4.2.3 4 4.4.2 4.1 Introduction 4.5 4.Table of Contents 3.4.2.6 Conclusions Thermodynamic La-Sr-Mn-Cr-O oxide database for SOFC applications 4.2 4.2 4.6 Experimental data Previous assessments of the Cr-O System Thermodynamic modeling Optimization of parameters Results and discussion Thermodynamic assessments 4.3 4.1.4 4.1.2 Thermodynamic assessment of the Mn-Cr-O system for SOFC materials 4.1 Calculation of defect chemistry using the Calphad approach 51 52 53 53 53 54 58 59 66 67 73 77 77 78 86 89 93 96 97 101 102 103 103 109 117 128 134 134 135 137 140 143 Optimization of model parameters Thermodynamic reassessment of the Cr-O system in the framework of SOFC research 4.4 4.2.2 4.2.3.2.7 Conclusions 4.4 3.3.3.2.4.1 Introduction 4.3 4.5 Conclusions 5 Thermodynamic calculations of impacts of chromium on Sr-doped 5 .5 4.4 Assessment of data from the literature Modeling and optimization Results and discussion 4.4 4.5 4.1 Introduction 4.

2 5.9Sr0.2)0.3.3 5.3.3.3.1 5.8Sr0.3 Introduction Method Results 5.1 5.4 5.1MnO3-δ contaminated by chromium Thermodynamic calculations of (La0.9MnO3-δ contaminated by chromium Thermodynamic testing of LSM with Mn-deficiency Formation of Cr2O3 148 149 150 152 152 157 160 162 163 165 Discussion Conclusions Appendix Thermodynamic La-Cr database Thermodynamic La-Sr-Mn-Cr-O-(H) oxide database 170 169 172 Curriculum Vitae 190 6 .2 5.Table of Contents manganite (LSM) cathodes for SOFC 5.4 5.5 Thermodynamic calculations of La0.

some of them probably occurring simultaneously. Chapter 4 deals with the construction of the La-SrMn-Cr-O oxide database based on the assessments of subsystems. how thermodynamic calculations can lead to a better understanding of a system. and the modeling approach used in this study is presented. In the third chapter the reader learns. The new database is applied to the problem of chromium “poisoning” of Sr-doped lanthanum manganite cathodes ((La1−xSrx)1-yMnO3-δ or LSM) for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) stemming from gaseous Cr species from the high-Cr containing alloy of the interconnect. It is shown that chromium “poisoning” of SOFC cathodes is a rather complex process consisting of several steps. and some are kinetically controlled. Furthermore spinel blocks pores and thus impedes the oxygen 7 . A key role is played by the adsorption of gaseous CrO3(g) (g = gaseous) and chromiumoxyhydroxides stemming from the interconnect on LSM and reaction of chromium with LSM. and the aim of this study (chapter 2) is to gather a deeper understanding of these unsolved problems by using thermodynamics. The chromium is known to deteriorate the electrical performance of the cathodes. and previous findings of chromium “poisoning” of SOFC are critically reviewed. Based on the findings from the literature it gets clear that several questions about the key mechanisms of the chromium “poisoning” have not been answered yet. even if the system is in a thermodynamic non-equilibrium state. The associated chemical changes of the LSM phase.Summary Summary The thermodynamic La-Sr-Mn-Cr-O oxide database is established by assessing oxide subsystems using the CALPHAD (Calculation of phase diagrams) approach. The new database is applied to the problem of chromium “poisoning” of SOFC with Cr-interconnects and LSM cathodes in chapter 5: a consistent phenomenological description of the process of chromium “poisoning” of SOFC cathodes is established that is in line with both experimental findings reported in the literature and thermodynamic calculations using the presented database. In chapter 1 the basics of planar SOFC are briefly explained. This has calamitous consequences for the electrochemical properties of the cathode. Some of these processes are governed by thermodynamics. as well as the formation of a new spinel phase occur under thermodynamic control: decreasing concentrations of vacancies in LSM that contains chromium are calculated at decreased oxygen partial pressure reflecting SOFC operation at high current load.

Summary reduction required for the function of the cell. With this contribution the prevailing question is resolved. Appropriate measures can be foreseen preventing the long-term degradation of SOFC cathodes in combination with high-chromium containing interconnects. Cr2O3(s) (s = solid) that hampers the diffusion of oxygen into the electrolyte is a metastable phase in LSM contaminated by chromium. which of the phenomena in a chromium-“poisoned” LSM cathode are governed by thermodynamics. 8 .

Zusammenfassung

Zusammenfassung
Die thermodynamische La-Sr-Mn-Cr-O Oxid-datenbank wird basierend auf dem Assessment oxidischer Subsysteme mit dem CALPHAD-ansatz (Berechnung von Phasendiagrammen) aufgebaut. Die neue Datenbank wird auf das Problem der „Chromvergiftung“ von Srdotierten Lanthan-Manganit-kathoden ((La1−xSrx)1−yMnO3-δ oder LSM) für FestoxidBrennstoffzellen (SOFC) angewandt, welches von gasförmigen Cr spezies der hochgradig Crführenden Interkonnektor-Legierung herrührt. Es ist bekannt, dass das Crom die elektrische Leistung der Kathoden verschlechtert. In Kapitel 1 werden die Grundlagen von planaren SOFC kurz erklärt, und es wird ein kritischer Überblick über bisherige Erkenntnisse der „Chromvergiftung“ von SOFC gegeben. Basierend auf den Erkenntnissen aus der Literatur wird klar, dass einige Fragen, welche die Schlüsselmechanismen der „Chromvergiftung“ betreffen, noch nicht beantwortet wurden. Das Ziel dieser Studie (Kapitel 2) ist es, unter Verwendung der Thermodynamik ein tieferes Verständnis dieser ungelösten Probleme zu erlangen. Im dritten Kapitel lernt der Leser, wie thermodynamische Berechnungen zu einem besseren Verständnis eines Systems führen können, selbst wenn dieses System sich in einem thermodynamischen Ungleichgewichtszustand befindet, und der in dieser Studie verwendete Modellansatz wird vorgestellt. Kapitel 4 beschäftigt sich mit der Konstruktion der La-Sr-Mn-Cr-O OxidDatenbank, basierend auf den Assessments der Subsysteme. In Kapitel 5 wird die neue Datenbank auf das Problem der „Chromvergiftung“ von SOFC mit Cr-interkonnektoren und LSM-kathoden angewandt: Eine konsistente phenomenologische Beschreibung des Prozesses der „Chromvergiftung“ von SOFC-kathoden wird gegeben, welche sowohl im Einklang mit experimentellen Erkenntnissen in der Literatur als auch mit thermodynamischen Berechnungen unter Verwendung der präsentierten Datenbank steht. Es wird gezeigt, dass „Chromvergiftung“ von SOFC-kathoden ein ziemlich komplexer Vorgang mit mehreren, teilweise gleichzeitig in der Zelle ablaufenden Schritten ist. Manche dieser Prozesse sind thermodynamisch kontrolliert, und manche laufen unter kinetischer Kontrolle ab. Eine Schlüsselrolle spielt die Adsorbtion von gasförmigem CrO3(g) (g = gasförmig) und Chromium-oxyhydroxiden, welche vom Interkonnektor stammen, an LSM und die Reaktion von Chrom mit LSM. Die damit verbundenen chemischen Änderungen der LSM-phase und die Bildung einer neuen Spinellphase finden unter thermodynamischer Kontrolle statt. Die 9

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Berechnungen ergeben abnehmende Konzentrationen der Leerstellen in Cr-hältigem LSM unter erniedrigtem Sauerstoffpartialdruck, und somit bei Betrieb von SOFC unter hohem Laststrom . Das hat katastrophale Konsequenzen für die elektrochemischen Eigenschaften der Kathode. Weiters blockiert Spinell Poren und behindert so die für die Funktion der Zelle notwendige Sauerstoffreduktion. Cr2O3(s) (s = fest), welches die Diffusion von Sauerstoff in den Elektrolyt erschwert, ist eine metastabile Phase in Cr-kontaminiertem LSM. Mit diesem Beitrag werden einige der vorherrschenden Fragen über „Chromvergiftung“ von SOFC geklärt, und geeignete Maßnahmen zur Verhinderung der Langzeitdegradation von SOFC-kathoden in Kombination mit hochgradig Chrom-führenden Interkonnektoren können vorhergesagt werden.

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Degradation of planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with LSM cathodes and Cr-alloy interconnects

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Degradation of planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with LSM cathodes and Cr-alloy interconnects

E. Povoden and L.J. Gauckler, to be submitted to Int. J. Mater. Rev. For the use of LSM cathodes in planar SOFC a comprehensive understanding of the mechanisms of the cell degradation caused by chromium diffusing from the interconnects into the cell is needed. This “poisoning” has been intensively investigated over the last decade. In this paper the affects of Cr on the degradation of SOFC with LSM cathodes and Cr-alloy interconnects are reviewed: the suggested models of chromium “poisoning” of planar SOFC with chromium-alloy interconnects and (La1-xSrx)1-yMnO3-δ (LSM) cathodes from the literature are critically assessed. Taking into account all available experimental findings on the affects of chromium on Sr-doped lanthanum manganite cathodes in planar solid oxide fuel cells, it can be concluded that several “poisoning” processes contribute to the deterioration of the cell performance. The review of all available experimental findings on the degradation of SOFC caused by chromium allows predictions, as to how the extent of degradation caused by chromium depends on the current load, operation temperature, operation time, as well as the amount of chromium diffusing from the interconnect.

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Introduction

1.1.1 Principles of SOFC A fuel cell directly converts chemical energy into electrical energy. A solid oxide fuel cell consists of two porous electrodes that are separated by a dense, oxygen ion-conducting electrolyte. A simple schematic of the electrochemical process is shown in Fig. 1.1.1 (next page).

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In an SOFC. A single cell produces a voltage of 0. These ions migrate through the electrolyte to the anode. Normally many cells are electrically connected in series by an interconnect. The direct-current electricity is produced by the electron flow through the external electric circuit.1. The materials for the cell components need to have a sufficient chemical and structural stability at rather high temperatures up to 1273 K that occur during cell production as well as during cell operation. e = electrolyte. White circles symbolize pores. 1. forming a cell stack to obtain higher voltage and power.7 to 1 V and power around 0. and ceramicmetal composites are used for the anode.1.Degradation of planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with LSM cathodes and Cr-alloy interconnects Fig. supplied at the cathode reacts with electrons from the external electric circuit to form oxygen ions. 12 . cathode and electrolyte consist of refractory solid oxide ceramics. a = anode. 1. The oxygen.2 (next page) for the widely used planar-design SOFC. The electrodes are required to have high reactivity and the electrolyte must allow high oxygen ion diffusion. At the anode the oxygen ions react with hydrogen of the fuel to form water and release electrons. All the components of the cell need to be matched in their thermal expansion in order to minimize mechanical stresses. The electrons flow from the anode through the external electric circuit to the cathode.5 to 1 W cm-2.1 Scheme of the electrochemical processes in a fuel cell with O2 oxidant and H2 fuel. c = cathode. as shown in Fig.

stability in both oxidizing and reducing atmospheres at the high cell operating temperature (from about T = 973 K to 1273 K).1. However high costs of these materials. and their thermal and redox-stability is satisfying[1].1. difficulties in sintering and manufacturing and low mechanical strength[2] required the development of alternative interconnect materials. 1. It is the most demanding component in a planar SOFC as it should have a high electronic conductivity.2 Planar design of SOFC The interconnect separates the fuels and oxidants in adjacent cells. as chromium alloys come close to all desired properties. a low ionic conductivity. However high-valent gaseous Cr-oxide and Cr-oxyhydroxides diffuse from the Cr2O3(s) scale covering the interconnect into the cathode up to the cathode-electrolyte interface and cause the degradation that results in the strong deterioration of the electrical performance of SOFC. 1. a thermal expansion coefficient close to that of the cathode and the anode. low permeability for oxygen and hydrogen to minimize direct combination of oxidant and fuel during cell operation.2 The problem of chromium “poisoning” In the 1990is LaCrO3-based ceramics were intensively investigated for interconnect applications in SOFC. 13 . Nowadays the state-of-the-art interconnect is commonly a chromiumcontaining metal plate[3-5]. the electronic conductivity of several LaCrO3-based ceramics under SOFC operating conditions is high. as the thermal expansions of LaCrO3-based interconnect and conventional perovskite cathode materials are similar.Degradation of planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with LSM cathodes and Cr-alloy interconnects Fig. and chemical compatibility (no reactions) with other cell materials.

the volatile species must be a higher oxide of chromium. The volatilization in wet oxygen was significantly higher after 20 h at the same gas flow rate: 2. Volatilization of Cr2O3(s) was neither observed in dry nor in wet argon.3-2. A known volatile oxide of Cr is CrO3. but its formation by the reaction Cr2 O3(s) + 3 2O2(g) → 2CrO3(g) (1.6 mg at T = 1373 K and 2.6 mg at T = 1473 K at a gas flow rate of 200 ml min-1 after 20 h. Because of the high vapour pressure of Cr it was thus first considered that the metal itself would diffuse along oxide grain boundaries of the barrier film. But when it was learned that Cr2O3(s). Caplan and Cohen[10] investigated the evaporation of Cr2O3(s) by measuring the weight loss when Cr2O3(s) pellets with 1.6 mg at T = 1473 K. in the absence of metal.2 Volatilization of Cr2O3 Early investigations[6-9] revealed that oxidation of Cr-containing alloys at high temperatures leads to the redeposition of Cr2O3(s) crystals at cooler parts of the experimental apparatus from the gas phase.2. Appreciable volatilization occurred in dry oxygen. it became evident that a volatile Cr-oxide was being formed[10]. and it was suggested that high-valent gaseous Cr-oxide and Cr-oxyhydroxides detrimentally affect the O2 -adsorbtion.3 mg at T = 1273 K after 72 h. as the film of Cr2O3(s) covering the alloy specimen would have been expected to act as a diffusion barrier preventing the migration of Cr that has a high vapour pressure from the alloy through the Cr2O3 layer.2 cm in diameter and height were heated at T = 1273 K in stagnant air. and -diffusion processes. or at discontinuities such as fractures in the film and would then evaporate. -reduction. Furthermore.1) 14 . the weight loss being 0. Since weight loss takes place under oxidizing conditions. lost weight when heated in oxygen. In stagnant air the volatilization was 0. and at T = 1373 and 1473 K in flowing dry and wet oxygen as well as in dry and wet argon. The observation that no loss of Cr2O3(s) occurs in argon confirms that volatilization does neither occur by dissociation of the oxide nor as Cr2O3(g) vapor.1 mg at T = 1373 K and 5. This was a surprising result.Degradation of planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with LSM cathodes and Cr-alloy interconnects In the last decade a lot of effort was made to elucidate the degradation mechanisms. 1. neither the vapour pressure of Cr2O3(s) nor its dissociation pressure is high enough to account for the quantities of deposits observed[10].

μ(O) being −300 J mol-1 referred to pure oxygen gas result from combined thermodynamic data[11-14. 1. This tendency is shown in Fig.3) in wet atmosphere was experimentally proven in several studies[14-17]. data for O2(g) from Dinsdale[12]. 15 .2 and 1. Ebbinghaus[13] estimated a significantly higher partial pressure of CrO2(OH)2(g) compared to CrO3(g) in wet atmosphere up to T = 1600 K based on available thermodynamic data of gaseous Cr-species. in a recent combined experimental and modeling study[18] these earlier findings are rejected for high temperatures: in wet atmosphere CrO2(OH)2(g) is predominant in the gas from T ≤ 1173 K.1 (next page): the calculated amounts of main Cr-species in the gas phase as a function of temperature in humid air of pH2O = 2000 Pa at constant chemical potential of oxygen. Their formation by oxidation of Cr2O3 in wet air reads: Cr2 O3(s) + 1 2O2(g) + 2H 2 O(g) → 2CrO2 (OH)2(g) (1.18] cited above. and for CrO3(g) from Ebbinghaus[13].2) Cr2 O3(s) + 1 2O2(g) + H 2 O(g) → 2CrO2 (OH)(g) (1.2 is calculated to be −158 kJ at T = 1273 K using combined data from Opila et al. As gaseous CrO3(g) was detected experimentally by mass spectrometry when Cr2O3(s) was heated under oxidizing conditions.2. 1.1 is calculated to be +321 kJ at T = 1273 K using assessed thermodynamic data for Cr2O3(s) from Povoden et al. However.3) Δ°G of reaction 1. 1.Degradation of planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with LSM cathodes and Cr-alloy interconnects is thermodynamically unfavourable at high temperatures[10]. The existence of gaseous Cr-oxyhydroxides as oxidation products (Eqs. and this was affirmed by thermodynamic modeling[19].2.3 is calculated to be +134 kJ at T = 1273 K using combined data from Kim and Belton[14] and Ebbinghaus[13].[11].2. the formation of CrO3(g) occurs under kinetic control[10].[18] and Ebbinghaus[13]. and Δ°G of reaction 1. These findings are supported by the higher volatilization of Cr2O3(s) in wet air.2. whereas at higher temperatures the gas phase mainly contains CrO3(g) and CrO2OH(g). Δ°G of Eq.2.

Mass loss of Cr2O3(s) at T = 973 K and 1073 K was measured in air with different amounts of water.[21] used a transpiration method proposed by Gindorf et al. the mass loss being higher at higher water content and higher temperature: the constant rate of mass loss was 0.1 Calculated amounts of gas molecules in Cr-gas as a function of temperature for constant pH2O = 2000 Pa at μ(O) = −300 J mol-1 referred to 100000 Pa O2(g) Transpiration experiments of Cr2O3(s) from T = 673 K to 1223 K resulted in the following partial pressures of Cr at a flow rate of 150 m min-1: pCr = 2.57x10-3 Pa at T = 1223 K[20].2.2 μg h-1 for 3 mol% H2O in air at T = 1073 K.[20] to measure the vaporization rate of Cr from Cr5Fe1Y2O3 (Ducrolloy) and Crofer22APU (high-Cr ferritic steel).Degradation of planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with LSM cathodes and Cr-alloy interconnects Fig. Cr-vaporization in SOFC: Konysheva et al. reaching pCr = 4. 3. and 18. and the 16 .6 μg h-1 for 3 mol% H2O in air at T = 973 K.12x10-5 Pa at T = 673 K and increases as a function of increasing temperature.3 μg h-1 for 25 mol% H2O in air at T = 1073 K. at T = 1073 K for a time period of about 500 h. two high-chromium alloy interconnects widely used in SOFC. 1. The Cr-vaporization rate of Cr5Fe1Y2O3 exceeds that of Crofer22APU by about a factor of 3 in the temperature range from T = 1023 K to 1173 K.

3 Literature survey 1. and the chromium problem is restricted to the interconnect-cathodeelectrolyte region of SOFC. 18-21. With increasing humidity the difference in the vaporization rates between the two alloys increases. 17 .3.5 higher than with Crofer22APU. this value being by about a factor of 2.31. for an SOFC setup with a Cr5Fe1Y2O3 interconnect plate.Degradation of planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with LSM cathodes and Cr-alloy interconnects vaporization rate increases with increasing temperatures for both alloys. Badwal et al.34.32.3.1 Degradation of SOFC caused by chromium from the interconnect Considering the experimental data from Caplan and Cohen[10]. thus quantitative chromium “poisoning” rates affecting the cathode are difficult to determine.1.[22] mentioned significant amounts of deposited Cr2O3(s) in the air exhaust of the cell. the volatilities of gaseous CrO3(g) and gaseous Cr-oxyhydroxides are negligible under the low oxygen partial pressure at the fuel side of the cell. However.35] of the degradation of SOFC with LSM cathodes caused by chromium are listed in Table 1. This is in line with the experimental observation[21] that only a fraction of the chromium deposited at the cathode side contributes to the strong degradation of SOFC with LSM cathodes and Cr-alloy interconnects that were tested under a current load of 200 mA cm-2 for 393 h. The amount of Cr in these degraded cells was 140 μg cm-2 with Cr5Fe1Y2O3. pp. an yttriumstabilized zirconia (YSZ) electrolyte and a Ni-zirconia cermet (ceramic-metallic composite) anode operated at T = 1173 K and 1273 K. an LSM cathode. 1. Experimental results[21-29.

1 Results of chromium poisoning of SOFC with and without Cr-containing interconnects with LSM cathodes collected from the literature 18 .Degradation of planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with LSM cathodes and Cr-alloy interconnects Table 1.3.

Degradation of planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with LSM cathodes and Cr-alloy interconnects 19 .

Degradation of planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with LSM cathodes and Cr-alloy interconnects 20 .

In a test of the same setup under open circuit conditions for 21 .9Sr0. The cell was electrochemically tested at T = 1273 K under a current load of 300 mA cm-2 for 400 h.Degradation of planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with LSM cathodes and Cr-alloy interconnects The degrading effect of gaseous chromium species that form at the Cr2O3 scale under oxidizing conditions and diffuse into the cathode on the cell performance was first reported in 1995 by Taniguchi et al. and intensity measurements using electron probe microanalysis showed that Cr was concentrated at the cathode-electrolyte interface. The cell voltage decreased over this time from initially about 0.7 V to about 0. These authors measured an increase of cathode polarization and decrease of cell voltage in an SOFC consisting of an LSM cathode with the compositions La0.1MnO3-δ.[23]. a YSZ electrolyte and a NiO/YSZ anode with a piece of a Ni-Cr-Fe-alloy (Inconel 600) attached on top of a Pt mesh used as current collector.1 V.

an LSM cathode. Taniguchi et al. and to chromium deposited at the LSM-YSZ interface filling pores. But using a Cr-Fe-alloy interconnect. Simner et al. a Sm2O3-CeO2 interlayer between cathode and electrolyte. All these experimental studies[22-29] unambiguously proved that chromium stemming from the alloy interconnect causes the degradation of SOFC. the voltage drop being 0. a YSZ electrolyte and a Ni-zirconia cermet anode at T = 1173 K and T = 1273 K was more related to the period of current passage and was less dependent on the time when no current was flowing through the cell: Badwal et al. the cell performance was stable for 110 h. whereas the opposite was observed for SOFC with Cr-alloy interconnect. a YSZ electrolyte and a Ni-zirconia cermet anode at T = 1273 K and a current density of 250 mA cm-2.05 W cm-2 after 110 h.3. an LSM cathode. and Cr was randomly distributed across the cathode.48 W cm-2.[22]: these authors tested the cell performance of an SOFC with a Cr5Fe1Y2O3 interconnect plate.Degradation of planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with LSM cathodes and Cr-alloy interconnects 300 h no deterioration of the cell performance was observed. whereas ohmic losses (resistance to 22 .[22] ascribed the voltage decrease to increasing losses of cathodic overpotential.2 The role of current load on electrical losses of degraded SOFC Badwal et al. Later these results were confirmed by Badwal et al.1 V during an operation time of 2500 h.[23] thus linked the cell degradation to the time that the discharge current was applied.[22] reported that the degradation rate of SOFC with a Cr5Fe1Y2O3 interconnect plate. On the other hand the voltage of the cell with Cr-Fe-alloy interconnect decreased rapidly as a function of operation time. A comparison of measurements of the overpotentials of SOFC with LSM cathode and high-Cr alloy interconnect with measurements without interconnect[24-27] or LaCrO3-based interconnect[28] led to the following results: the overpotentials without interconnects or with LaCrO3-base interconnects consistently became less negative with time. hindering the supply of oxygen gas and decreasing the number of reaction sites for the oxygen reduction. Experiments without a Cr-based interconnect plate with Pt mesh serving as current collectors were conducted at T = 1205 K and 188 mA cm-2 current density using the same electrodes and electrolyte. holding the cells at 0.[29] presented cell performance data of an SOFC with LSM cathode. the power density being 0. 1. the cell started to degrade severely after 20 h of testing.4 V after only 16 h. a YSZ electrolyte and a Pt counter electrode (in the following SOFC with Pt counter electrode are denoted as half-cell) with and without Crofer22APU interconnect at T = 1073 K.2 W cm-2 to 0.7 V: without the interconnect steel. its power density decreasing from a maximum of 0. The cell performance without interconnect plate deteriorated only little by less than 0.

an LSM/LSM-YSZ cathode double layer and a YSZ electrolyte tested for 400 h was markedly dependent on the thickness of the LSM-YSZ layer. In earlier studies using the same setup a rapid decrease from −360 to −560 mV after 10 minutes[25.31].21 % Cr on top of a (La0. Paulson and Birss[34] reported rapid deterioration of the performance of a half-cell setup with a stainless steel disk containing 15. The polarization behavior of SOFC with Crcontaining interconnect was explained by the strong inhibiting effect of gaseous Cr-species on the oxygen reduction in LSM[27].5 V potential. in general agreement with Jiang et al. with a tendency of stabilization of the cell performance after this testing period at much lower magnitude of output current.28.07 V.23.8Sr0. A plateau of degradation was reached after about 400 h of testing. LSM cathode and a YSZ electrolyte tested at T = 1173 K and a current density of 200 mA cm-2. in agreement with earlier findings[22.2)0.25. The total polarization resistance (Rpol) of a half-cell setup using a Cr-Fe-alloy interconnect.6Sr0. using a half-cell with a Cr5Fe1Y2O3 interconnect. The overpotential losses were higher and the cell deterioration was faster at higher current density. However the cell degraded rapidly again when the current was switched on again. At the beginning of the cell tests. whereas at 280 mA cm-1 the voltage dropped by 0. In reference tests without Cr-Fe-alloy interconnect the results were opposite to the tests with Cr-Fe-alloy interconnects: the polarization increased from −550 to −300 mV[27] or −420 to −170 mV [24.26] was observed.98MnO3-δ cathode and a YSZ electrolyte over 5 to 10 h at T = 1073 K applying a −0.25] at 1173 K and a current density of 200 mA cm-2.5 Ohm cm2 for a thickness of 23 . LSM cathode and YSZ at a current density of 100 mA cm-2 at T = 1073 K and found that the rapid degradation was reversible and disappeared after switching off the current load.6 V.3MnO3-δ/LSM+YSZ double layer cathode and a YSZ electrolyte confirmed the strong dependence of the voltage drop on the current density during 450 h cell tests at T = 1073 K: at 70 mA cm-1 the voltage decrease was 0.65Sr0. Rpol being 0. Konysheva et al.4MnO3-δ cathode and a YSZ electrolyte at 300 mA cm-2 current density. La0.32. Konysheva et al. Matsuzaki and Yasuda[28] measured an overpotential loss from initially −500 mV to −2000 mV after 14 h in a half-cell setup with an Inconel 600 interconnect.[24. a La0.[21].33].[30] tested the reversibility of degradation in a half-cell setup with CrFe-alloy interconnect.Degradation of planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with LSM cathodes and Cr-alloy interconnects flow of electrons through the cathode) increased only insignificantly during the cell tests. losses increased sharply and reached their maximum values after only 15 h of cell operation.[27] measured a rapid decrease of cell polarization from initially −350 to −750 mV after only 10 minutes in a half-cell with Cr-Fe-alloy (RA446) interconnect. Zhen et al.

and 2 Ohm cm2 for 7 μm[30].Degradation of planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with LSM cathodes and Cr-alloy interconnects 50 μm.26.[24. Mazusaki and Yasuda[28] concluded from the interpretation of impedance spectra of a half-cell with an Inconel 600 interconnect.75 Ohm cm2 for 13 μm.32].6Sr0. LSM cathode and YSZ electrolyte tested at T = 1173 K and a current density of 200 mA cm-2.4 Microstructures in degraded SOFC Cathodic polarization: Taniguchi et al.7 V. a La0. The degradation was higher at higher temperatures at 0. LSM cathode and a YSZ electrolyte: they measured an overpotential change from initially −300 mV to −650 mV after 10 minutes at T = 1173 K. an LSM cathode and a YSZ electrolyte as a function of operation time.3.3 Impedance spectroscopy measurements and implications on the degradation process Badwal et al.[22] observed an increased size of the high frequency arc during the current passage in half-cell tests using a Cr5Fe1Y2O3 interconnect plate. The increase of both arcs over the testing time was ascribed to the affect of Cr on the oxygen diffusion processes in the LSM cathode and across the LSMelectrolyte interface and is in line with the interpretations from Jiang[25. 0. from −900 to −1200 mV at T = 1073 K. This finding was confirmed 24 . Influence of temperature on the degradation: SOFC with LSM cathodes and high-chromium 430 stainless steel were tested at T = 973 K and 1073 K for 300 h[35].[32] observed less overpotential losses at lower temperatures in a half-cell with CrFe-alloy interconnect. and from −800 to −1120 mV at T = 973 K after 10 minutes. but not due to the increase in ohmic resistance.3. 1.[23] were the first who reported the occurrence of Cr-Mn-spinel in Cr“poisoned” SOFC with an LSM cathode by using XRD analysis. 1.33] and Jiang et al. Jiang et al.[27] reported the existence of a high frequency and a low frequency arc in impedance spectra of a half-cell with Cr-Fe-alloy interconnect. it deteriorated from 500 mA to 350 mA at T = 1073 K and from 300 mA to 150 mA at T = 973 K over the testing time of 200 h and then remained constant. The total polarization resistance was also higher at higher current load. Zhen et al. reflecting increasing cathode resistance.4MnO3-δ cathode and a YSZ electrolyte operated at T=1073 K and 300 mA cm-2 current load that the degradation in the electrode caused by chromium was due to the increase in both charge-transfer resistance and surface diffusion resistance.

On the other hand Cr-Mn spinel formed already at 25 . in some of the experiments forming a dense layer of several microns at the cathode-electrolyte interface. Badwal et al.36].[27] observed dense Cr-Mn spinel-deposits exclusively at the LSM-YSZ interface after a half-cell test of an SOFC with Cr-Fe-alloy interconnect operated for 20 h at T = 1173 K and a current density of 200 mA cm-2.[22] further observed spinel in the contact region between interconnect and cathode. Zhen et al. and the cell degradation was strong[21]. Very small grains of Cr-deposits formed at T = 1373 K under open circuit conditions. but under anodic polarization very fine grains of Cr2O3 were forming exclusively at the LSM-YSZ interface. In the same setup without LSM-YSZ functional layer no chromium-deposits were detected without current at T = 1073 K over 393 h. unfortunately the specific conditions for its formation were not given in more detail. Using the same setup as above.05 μm) of Cr2O3 towards the cathode-electrolyte interface. Using the same setup. an LSM cathode.Degradation of planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with LSM cathodes and Cr-alloy interconnects by Badwal et al.17 μm after 4 h of cell testing and increased to about 0. an LSM/LSM-YSZ cathode double layer and a YSZ electrolyte chromium-deposits were only found in the LSM layer under open circuit conditions.7 μm after 50 h. no Cr-deposits formed after 50 h of testing under open circuit conditions[25. but further details on their spatial distribution and composition were not given. In some cases these authors also observed Cr2O3(s) at the cathode-electrolyte interface. Jiang et al. On the other hand chromiumdeposits were also found in the LSM-YSZ layer and on the surface of the YSZ electrolyte on increasing the current density up to 280 mA cm-2. Using a half-cell setup with Inconel 600. In a half-cell setup with a Cr-Fe-alloy interconnect. The deposition zone broadened as the polarization time increased from about 60 μm after 50 h to 89 μm after 129 h.36] documented spinel formation at the LSM-YSZ interface already after 4 h. The zone of these large faceted crystals was followed by a zone of very fine grains (about 0. Under the same testing conditions as above. The amount of spinel at the cathode-electrolyte interface was much larger than within the LSM cathode particularly after a period of current load. LSM cathode and YSZ electrolyte Matsuzaki and Yasuda[31] reported the formation of a dense layer of Cr-deposit at the LSM-YSZ interface after a cell test at T = 1073 K and a current density of 300 mA cm-2 over 100 h of polarization. For the same setup large quantities of spinel had formed after 2000 to 2500 h of cell operation. a YSZ electrolyte and a Nizirconia cermet anode at T = 1173 and 1273 K under current load. and the cell-degradation was weak[21]. The grain size of spinel was about 0.[25.[22] who detected small amounts of Cr-Mn spinel after 100 h of operation of SOFC with a Cr5Fe1Y2O3 interconnect plate.

No spinel formation was observed in these experiments. A reference test without polarization did not lead to these features. Transmission electron microscopy analyses revealed the layered structure of the composites: a 0. almost completely 26 . after the half-cell was tested by a sequence of 8 chronoamperometry experiments at −0. Jiang et al. In direct contact with YSZ about 500 nm large Cr2O3-grains were detected. Paulson and Birss[34] investigated the microstructures in a half-cell setup with a stainless steel disk containing 15.8Sr0.[32].5 V and T = 1073 K. dense Cr2O3-layers at the edge of LSM on the YSZ surface.98MnO3-δ cathode that rested on a 144 mm2 square YSZ electrolyte.5 μm thick layer directly adjacent to the YSZ containing mainly Cr2O3 is covered by a spinel layer. Cr-deposits consisting of Cr2O3 and Cr-Mn-spinel were concentrated in an about 2 μm broad region at the LSM-YSZ interface. After 160 h of testing at 100 mA cm-2 current load.21 % Cr attached on top of a 4 mm2 square (La0. Cr2O3 was also found inside YSZ. and the density and size of deposits increased by time. Anodic polarization: After a half-cell test of an SOFC with Cr-Fe-alloy interconnect operated for 6 h at T = 1173 K and a current density of 200 mA cm-2. After 5 minutes of testing at T = 1173 K very fine Cr-deposits (< 100 nm) already formed on the YSZ-surface. and spinel crystals were found on the surface of a thin Cr2O3-layer adjacent to the electrolyte. Influence of temperature: Microstructural changes during half-cell tests of a setup consisting of a Cr-Fe-alloy interconnect. Cr2O3 completely filled gaps between YSZ grains. and the deposition was less pronounced at T = 1073 K and 973 K.2)0. and 30 μm from the LSM-YSZ contact after 940 h. After 20 h spinel formation was observed forming a 40 to 50 μm wide band at the LSM-YSZ interface.72Sr0. large gaps between YSZ grains formed. These authors observed the formation of a 500 μm broad zone of 8 individual. up to 10 μm away from the LSM-YSZ interface after 160 h of testing.18MnO3-δ cathode and a YSZ electrolyte were systematically investigated as a function of time and temperature at a current load of 200 mA cm-2 by Jiang et al. The morphology of the particles was different than the morphology of the deposits under cathodic polarization. exclusively covering the YSZ surface.Degradation of planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with LSM cathodes and Cr-alloy interconnects very low current load of 2 mA cm-2 on the surface of the electrolyte and near the LSMelectrolyte contact. a La0.[36] reported the formation of very fine particles of Cr2O3.

It further decreased slightly towards the interconnectcathode interface.5 wt. comm. By using molecular dynamics simulation techniques it was stated recently that only 890 ppm Cr3+ in LSM significantly increase the formation energy of O2.7 V. but no Cr in LSM using energy dispersive scanning electron microscopy. 27 . a Sm2O3-CeO2 interlayer between cathode and electrolyte and a YSZ electrolyte with a Crofer22APU interconnect operated at T = 1073 K.Degradation of planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with LSM cathodes and Cr-alloy interconnects covering the YSZ surface. The Cr-content dropped to about 0.7 V for 120 h.% at 14 μm distance from the contact to the electrolyte. In SOFC with LSM cathodes and a Cr-Fe-steel interconnect that were tested at T=1073 K for 300 h at 0. This was explained by the following: only under current load chromium deposits are concentrated in the functional region of LSM close to the contact to YSZ where they inhibit oxygen reduction and diffusion processes. Krumpelt et al. although the degradation of the polarized cell was remarkably higher. a La0.[29] measured 5 at.65Sr0. and under 200 mA cm-2 current density showing strong degradation as a function of testing time at T = 1073 K.[21] compared the total amounts of chromium in half-cells with Cr-Fe-alloy interconnects. Simner et al.% of Cr at 10 μm distance from the cathode-electrolyte interface. this is only 15 to 20 % higher than in the cell operated without current.vacancy within about 10 Å around Cr3+. 1. The decreasing degradation at lower temperatures was ascribed to slower diffusion and lower partial pressure of gaseous Cr-species. This may lead to a dramatic drop of the oxygen diffusion coefficient in LSM by about 60%[36] and pers.[35] measured about 2.3MnO3-δ/LSM+YSZ double layer cathode and a YSZ electrolyte after tests without current showing very small degradation. In a half-cell with LSM cathode. associated with large grains (about 1 μm) of spinel.8 wt.3. The amount of Cr-deposits was significantly smaller after 20 h of testing and 200 mA cm-2 current load at T = 973 K: isolated fine particles (about 100 to 200 nm) were detected on the YSZ surface. The amounts of chromium in the half-cell operated under a current was 100 μg cm-2 after 150 h and 150 μg cm-2 after 500 h. holding the cell at 0.% Cr in the Sm2O3-CeO2 interlayer.5 Amounts of chromium in SOFC tested with and without current load Konysheva et al.

including changes of the chemical composition of the LSM surface. and blocking of pores by Cr-Mn spinel and Cr2O3(s).230. Badwal et al. described by inverse Eq.[22] emphasized that chromium “poisoning” would consist of several processes.3.30-31. Cr-Mn spinel is interpreted by these authors to form in a solid-solid reaction between Cr2O3(s) and LSM that may have the simplified form of Eq. 1) Several authors[21-23.3.3. In particular they suggest the tight intercalation between changes of the chemical composition at the surface of LSM particles and the oxygen adsorption and surface diffusion kinetics in the early stage of chromium “poisoning”. X(Cr) = 2X(Mn): La1− xSrx MnO3−δ + 3 2 y Cr2 O3(s) → La1− xSrx Mn1− y Cry O3−δ + yMnCr2 O4 + 1 4 y O2(g) (1. electron-donating LSM and oxygen-accepting YSZ are available[38]. 1. and gas.32.1.33]. 1.2) 28 . X(Mn)= 2X(Cr): La1− xSrx MnO3−δ + 1 2 y Cr2 O3(s) → La1− xSrx Mn1− 2 y Cry O3−δ + yMn 2 CrO4 + 5 4 y O 2(g) (1. and 2) Chemical dissociation of Crspecies on the LSM surface[24-26. Both reduction and chemical dissociation processes reflect non-equilibrium conditions. In an LSM cathode the reduction of CrO3(g) is expected to be localized at the triple phase boundary (TPB) between LSM.6 Critical assessment of proposed mechanisms of chromium “poisoning” For the mechanisms of chromium “poisoning” two models have been proposed: 1) Reduction of gaseous Cr-species under polarization[21-23. YSZ.3.Degradation of planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with LSM cathodes and Cr-alloy interconnects 1.31. reduction of CrO3(g) at the cathode-electrode interface competing with the normal oxygen reduction reaction.2. 1.33] ascribe the mechanism of chromium “poisoning” to the reduction of gaseous CrO3(g) and Cr-oxyhydroxides at the cathode-electrolyte interface.3.[22] ascribe a key role for the late stages of cell degradation to the formation of Cr-Mn spinel that would block pores and lead to substantial decrease of the TPB area.2 is a possible reaction for the formation of spinel with a higher amount of Mn. This reduction reaction would compete with the oxygen reduction and would lead to blocking of the active sites at the TPB and subsequent formation of Cr-Mn spinel by the reaction of Cr2O3(s) with LSM.1) Eq.1 when solid solubility of Cr in LSM[39] is considered and spinel contains the molar fraction of Cr.33.37]. where the reaction partners for the reduction. Badwal et al.

These assumptions would mean that fast reduction of Cr-gas to Cr2O3(s) occurs as one process.3. The shape of the curves in Fig.1 is a simplified illustration of possible reaction paths that lead to the end product Cr-Mn spinel.3. and this is not known. However the formation of spinel can also be interpreted as a direct solid-gas reaction.5) considering the main chromium molecules that interact with LSM for spinel with X(Cr) = 2X(Mn).Degradation of planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with LSM cathodes and Cr-alloy interconnects For equal y in Eqs. Oxygen production stems from the reduction of Mn3+ in perovskite to Mn2+ in spinel. Such gas-solid reaction can be split into two reaction steps: formation of 29 . 1.1 Possible reaction paths for the spinel formation as a function of Gibbs energy. more oxygen is produced.2 less Cr2O3 is needed for the formation of Mn2CrO4. and the mobility of the gas phase is high.3. reactions of direct formation of spinel by the interaction between Cr-gas and LSM can be formulated (Eqs. and the LSM-Cr-gas reaction occurs as a parallel process leading to the formation of spinel.3.3. As it is not assured if spinel in fact forms in a solid-solid reaction. 1. red = reduction. sp-form = spinel formation.3 to 1. Fig. Ea of the concerning reaction. 1. The true shape of the curves depends on the activation energy Ea and is thus not known. On the other hand it may last a long time for the Cr2O3(s) that was formed by the reduction reaction to transform into spinel in the solid-solid reaction with LSM. thus assuming a lower activation energy for the LSM-Cr-gas reaction. Fig. Which of the possible reaction paths is realized. and LSM gets more deficient in Mn.1 and 1.3.3. 1. 1.1 was chosen based on the consideration that the diffusionless reduction of Cr-gas may have a lower activation energy than the solid-solid reaction between LSM and Cr2O3(s). depends on the activation energy.

3.32.37]: Mn2+ on the surface of LSM at reduced oxygen partial pressure close to the cathode-electrolyte interface would react with gaseous Crspecies to Cr-Mn-O nuclei.1 to 1.[44] concluded that 30 .3) La1− xSrx MnO3−δ + 3 yCrO2 (OH)2(g) → La1− xSrx Mn1− y Cry O3−δ + yMnCr2O4 + 3 yH 2O(g) + 5 2 y O2(g) (1. 1. Thus the pO2 at the locations of the spinel formation is expected to increase.[24-27. Yasuda et al.Degradation of planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with LSM cathodes and Cr-alloy interconnects Cr2O3(s) from the gas and subsequent spinel formation from Cr2O3 + LSM. The role of the oxygen vacancy diffusion mechanism in an LSM cathode has been considered controversially: Mogensen and Skaarup[41] concluded from the low oxygen self-diffusion coefficients of the order of 4×10-14 cm2 s-1 at T = 1173 K[42] that long range bulk migration of oxygen ions cannot play a significant role for the cathode performance.[43] confirmed these early suggestions by evaluating the ionic conductivity of LSM from pure oxygen to pO2 = 300 Pa at temperatures from 953 K to 1153 K using YSZ as blocking electrode.3. However they did not discuss the dependence of oxygen diffusion upon pO2 .5 that oxygen is produced during the formation of spinel. On the other hand the measured oxygen tracer diffusion coefficient in LSM strongly increases when the oxygen partial pressure is decreased from pure oxygen to pO2 = 200 Pa[44].3.37] oxygen diffusion is inhibited by the nuclei-formation. It can be seen from Eqs.33. As Mn2+ is associated to vacancy formation in LSM that is necessary for the oxygen diffusion. The differences of oxygen contributions to respective reactions stem from the reaction step of Cr2O3(s) formation: La1− xSrx MnO3−δ + 3 yCrO3(g) → La1− xSrx Mn1− y Cry O3−δ + yMnCr2 O4 + 5 2 y O2(g) (1.5) 2) The chemical dissociation of gaseous Cr-species on the LSM surface for the cell degradation was proposed as the key process for the degradation of SOFC caused by chromium by another research group[24-27. opposite to the trend that would be expected under the control of the vacancy diffusion mechanism. Huang et al. and consequently to Cr-Mn spinel and Cr2O3(s).32.33.3.4) La1− xSrx MnO3−δ + 3 yCrO2 (OH)(g) → La1− xSrx Mn1− y Cry O3−δ + yMnCr2 O4 + 3 2 y H 2 O(g) + 3 4 y O2(g) (1. The ionic conductivity was lower at lower oxygen partial pressures. This in turn will also lead to less Mn2+ in LSM[40] and consequently lower oxygen diffusion in LSM.3.

The electrochemical reduction of CrO3(g) was rejected by the authors favoring the chemical dissociation approach[24-27.33. We believe that the oxygen vacancy diffusion mechanism contributes to the oxygen diffusion under high current loads. It was also mentioned in the early paper of Caplan and Cohen[10] that substantial precipitation of Cr2O3(s) from CrO3(g) occurred in the cooler part of the experimental setup. compared to δ = 3.2. This confirms the suggestion that the formation of oxygen vacancies in LSM contributes to the oxygen diffusion at high current loads[22].[21] observed the extension of dense Cr2O3layers into YSZ. The calculated amount of oxygen vacancies (δ) in La0.2MnO3-δ at 973 K and pO2 = 10-4 Pa is δ = 2.32.94x10-9 in air[23].1 has a large negative value.1CoO3-δ in which oxygen ions are transported by the vacancy mechanism. as well as Konysheva et al. 1.9Sr0.37]. Based on the findings from the literature it can be summarized that in LSM oxygen diffuses through grain boundaries at high pO2 . and η = −0. Contradictory interpretations[43] from the dependence of the ionic conductivity on pO2 need to be judged with care due to the difficulty of controlling the numerous factors that can influence the results of the blocking electrode method used.336 V. It is necessary to test the arguments for this claim of exclusive validity: a strong tendency exists for CrO3(g) to get reduced to Cr2O3(s) at the TPB. as Δ°G of the reduction being the inversion of reaction Eq. This indicates that a vacancy diffusion mechanism also applies to LSM[45]. This phenomenon was well explained by continuous feeding of an initial 31 . This is close to 270 kJ mol-1 for La0. as oxygen vacancies are simply not available under these conditions.4x10-6. Reduction of CrO3(g) to Cr2O3(s) was such predominant as to make sampling of gaseous CrO3(g) difficult.090 V) using isotopic oxygen exchange and secondary ion mass spectrometry it was found that oxygen ions can only diffuse through dense LSM at the high overvoltage of η= − 0. Paulson and Birss[34]. The activation energy for the diffusion of oxygen for LSM is in the range of 250 to 300 kJ mol-1. when the oxygen partial pressure at the cathode-electrolyte interface is decreased significantly.Degradation of planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with LSM cathodes and Cr-alloy interconnects oxygen ions in the bulk of LSM diffuse by the vacancy diffusion mechanism.185 V.8Sr0. This strong tendency for the precipitation of Cr2O3(s) makes a rejection of the reduction of CrO3(g) as a possible process contributing to the cell degradation doubtful. as it was directly proven by isotopic and tracer diffusion[44] experiments.336 V corresponding to pO2 = 10-4 Pa[46]. In an investigation of active sites for the oxygen reduction at the O2/LSM/YSZ interface[46] for three different overvoltages of cathode polarization (η = −0. η = −0.

If CrO3(g) is electrochemically reduced to Cr2O3(s) in a cell. In this case the contribution of reduction to the Cr-“poisoning” has to be rejected.32. which both seemed to be inhibited by chromium poisoning. In this case no chromium will be deposited at the cathode-electrolyte interface under open-circuit conditions. which was definitively not observed. However the situation changes if the reduction of CrO3(g) is under the main control of the oxygen partial pressure gradient towards the cathode-electrolyte interface. Some indications for two independent chromium poisoning mechanisms can be found in the work from Jiang et al. and the degradation can be associated to the dissociation process[24-27.33.28.26. whereas Cr2O3 is always located directly at the cathode-electrolyte interface.31]: by switching off the polarization the competing reduction of CrO3(g) no longer occurs. Also two different diffusion processes were distinguished.[24. and the second with a higher rate on the YSZ electrolyte surface. The region of spinel formation extends several microns from the TPB into the cathode.37]: the two phases formed in the scope of a polarized LSM cathode exhibit distinctive microstructures: spinel forms large grains.30. From the occurrence of finegrained Cr2O3 the existence of a large number of nuclei for its formation is concluded. Furthermore.23. which is increasing as a function of increasing polarization. whereas in a polarized cathode the reduction of CrO3(g) takes place and competes with the oxygen reduction leading to Cr2O3(s) deposition.37] and subsequent formation of spinel. But how can one explain the strictly localized deposition of Cr2O3 that also occurs under anodic polarization[37]? Under oxidizing conditions little Mn2+ is expected to be present in LSM[40]. This is in contrast with the complicated mechanism for the formation of Cr2O3(s) under anodic 32 . from impedance spectra analyses it was in fact possible to distinguish two distinctive depositions of Cr-species. This explanation is in line with the microstructural features of tested cells both under open circuit voltage and under current load. one with a lower rate on the LSM surface. whereas the phase that was most likely identified as Cr2O3 occurs in fine-grained. which does not seem to be the case for the spinel phase. and the normal charge transfer can take place by switching it on again. whereas an explanation by the chemical dissociation approach is not satisfying. the latter becoming reduced at the new TPB consisting of YSZ and electron-donating Cr2O3(s)[21. thus the formation of nuclei by the proposed LSM-Cr interaction won’t occur. partly layered structures. Thus it is obvious that the explanation of the “poisoning” process by the chemical dissociation approach alone is not without doubt.34]. Cr2O3(s) deposition should also occur under open-circuit conditions. and it is also in line with the observed temporary reversibility of the cell deterioration[22.Degradation of planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with LSM cathodes and Cr-alloy interconnects Cr2O3-layer with CrO3(g).

vacancies are expected to form in LSM under increasing polarization. 4 b[27]) as a function of time reveals an inflection point after about 6 1/2 h.Degradation of planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with LSM cathodes and Cr-alloy interconnects polarization established by Jiang et al. if both the chemical dissociation as well as the reduction of gaseous Cr-species is occurring with different proportions. However. the number of the latter being less than under cathodic polarization. Oxygen deficiency is negligible in LSM under high pO2 [40]. This is a simple and consistent explanation for a strict localization of Cr2O3(s) formed by reduction of gaseous Cr-species even under anodic conditions. and thus under these conditions LSM has no tendency at all to accept oxygen. This is an indication against one unique “poisoning” mechanism. and in LSM a pO2 gradient is expected under polarization. electron-donating LSM and oxygen-accepting yttrium-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) are available[38]. LSM cathode and a YSZ electrolyte at T = 1173 K and a current density of 200 mA cm-2 from Zhen et al. the following simple explanation for strictly localized Cr2O3(s) formation under anodic polarization can be given: in an LSM cathode the reduction of gaseous Cr-species is expected to be localized at the triple phase boundary. based on an early finding that LSM behaves like a metallic electrode at low polarization potentials[47] that was not quantified.[37] that includes diffusion of Mn3+/Mn2+ driven by the oxygen evolution reaction at the cathode/electrolyte interface. opposite to the situation with a platinum cathode. However this conclusion was not tested in the light of the oxygen partial pressure gradient towards the electrode-electrolyte interface: contrary to platinum. In this context experimental results of a half-cell test with Cr-Fe-alloy (RA446) interconnect. where the reaction partners for the reduction. which is indeed not the case in a platinum cathode. contrary to the situation of a strong pO2 gradient under cathodic polarization. This once again may favor the reduction of CrO3(g) and gaseous Croxyhydroxide resulting in Cr2O3(s) deposition at the cathode-electrolyte interface in LSM. Alternatively.[27] are particularly interesting: the slope of the cathode polarization curve (Fig. contrary to an LSM electrode. again with Mn2+ acting as agent for the formation of Cr-Mn-O nuclei. and thus lack of spinel formation. This is indeed true for the case of CrO3(g) and Cr-oxyhydroxide reduction being the only Cr-poisoning mechanism. In cell tests of a polarized platinum electrode using a Cr-containing interconnect no Cr was observed. This different behavior of Pt and LSM electrodes under Cr-poisoning was used as an evidence for the exclusive validity of the dissociation approach. but several processes may lead to the deterioration of cell 33 . It was further mentioned that the existence of Cr-containing products away from the TPB would be in disagreement with the reduction approach. this apparent antagonism is abolished.

Under polarization. weak catalytic reaction diffuse into YSZ. From the considerations in this chapter we conclude that no sustainable arguments exist for the rejection of the reduction of gaseous Cr-species as one of the controlling mechanisms of Cr-“poisoning” of SOFC. as electronic conductivity of Cr2O3 is significantly higher at higher pO2 (1. Oxygen is mainly reduced at the new TPB between Cr2O3(s) and YSZ. Reduction already takes place at higher pO2 at the beginning of the current load operation. The deposition of chromium followed by its reduction near this interface blocks direct oxygen access to the electrochemically active sites. and the chemical activity of the cell is furthermore deteriorating due to the lack of oxygen supply through the rather dense Cr2O3 layer to the new TPB.Degradation of planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with LSM cathodes and Cr-alloy interconnects performance. under open circuit the LSM-Cr interactions occur randomly throughout the cathode. The small area close to the new TPB that was strongly depleted of oxygen under current load is filled with air leaking through remaining pores between LSM and Cr2O3. the oxygen ions from this new. why the strong oxygen partial pressure gradient in the LSM cathode under high current densities plays a key role for the degradation: the LSM cathode has a low electrochemically active area (TPB) near the interface with the electrolyte only. As Cr2O3(s) has a small electronic conductivity of 0. The temporary reversibility of the deterioration by switching the cell off and on again can also be explained: in contrast to current load operation. 34 . The important role of decreased oxygen activity at the LSM-YSZ interface under current load for the cell degradation was already suggested by Taniguchi et al. even though the decrease is expected to be less due to less LSM/YSZ active sites caused by the first degradation. the LSMCr interaction is again favored in the region close to YSZ as pO2 decreases at the TPB.8 S m-1 at T = 1282 K[48] and pO2 = 1 Pa. Applying a current load. Konysheva et al. thereby still more decreasing the oxygen partial pressure at a newly formed Cr2O3(s)/electrolyte interface[30]: the TPB between LSM and YSZ diminishes more and more by the blocking of Cr2O3(s).[23]. This results in a lower oxygen partial pressure at the interface as compared to that in air. The higher the current density under SOFC operation. thus the remaining TPB/YSZ active sites are almost unaffected under open current circuit.8 S m-1 in air[48]). the lower is the oxygen partial pressure at the contact between LSM and YSZ. and oxygen cannot access the TPB. the oxygen ions formed at this interface are transported from the cathodeelectrolyte interface through the electrolyte. and their respective influence on the cell deterioration may vary as a function of time.[30] give the following explanation.

1 to 1. Fig. 1.2.3 to 1.2. Active LSM/YSZ sites further diminish by ongoing formation of spinel and Cr2O3 deposits.Degradation of planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with LSM cathodes and Cr-alloy interconnects Oxygen ions diffuse into YSZ. Eqs.3. 1.1 to 1.3 occurs. Number 2 denotes the region of interactions between LSM and chromium leading to spinel formation by solid-solid reaction. The reported dependence of structural features of the degraded cell on the operation temperature.3.3.2. 35 . Eqs. current load. 1. Fig. Numbers refer to locations of processes that are decisive for the degradation Number 1 in Fig.3. and chromium content is schematized in the picture. 1.2. 1. or gas-solid reaction.3.2 is a visualisation of the microstructural consequences of chromium in an LSM cathode. and number 3 denotes the reduction of gaseous Cr-species by the reverse of Eq.3.2 Model of chromium poisoning of an SOFC with Cr-interconnect and LSM cathode based on the findings in the literature. 1.1 leading to the redeposition of Cr2O3(s) at the cathode-electrolyte interface. followed by diffusion of the gaseous products into the cathode. and the degradation increases as a function of time.2 denotes the interconnect-cathode interface region where oxidation of Cr2O3(s) to gaseous Cr-oxides and Cr-oxyhydroxides by Eqs. but new oxygen is not supplied to the new TPB.3.5. 1.

The formation of a dense electrically isolating Cr2O3 layer is probably preventable by using electrolyte materials or a functional layer between LSM cathode and YSZ electrolyte that can incorporate Cr in solid solution without affecting the electrical conductivity.5Co0. as well as (Ti. Application of the following coatings upon the interconnect has been shown to considerably reduce the diffusion of chromium into the cathode thus decreasing the cell degradation: Electroplated metallic Co[49. Mn. Ni. However. as Cr in the ppm range significantly influences the oxygen diffusion in the LSM cathode[36]. If the buffer layer contains an ionic conductor.15MnO3-δ[50].3MnO3[58.8Sr0. La.2O3[58]. La0.8Sr0.Degradation of planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with LSM cathodes and Cr-alloy interconnects 1. but a combination of the quoted strategies is advisable to further improve the long-time stability of SOFC performance. coating alone does not solve the problems associated to chromium poisoning completely.50]. However. La0.8Fe0.33MnO3[64].6O4[53.8Sr0.2Mn0. more active sites for the oxygen reduction will result in a higher Cr-tolerance. Furthermore such a buffer layer may act as a sink for CrO3(g) thus diminishing nuclei formation on LSM. or Mn2CrO4[52]. Cu1. so far volatilization could not be suppressed completely.85Sr0. Co-Mn.4Co0.5Co0.Sr)CoO3[63].54]. La0.5O3[65].5O3-δ[66]. Ce0.[22] proposed that coating of the Cr-interconnect with a protective electrically conductive dense layer would be an effective strategy against the diffusion of Cr-species into the cathode. This was recently shown for a cell with a YSZ-LSM functional layer: a functional LSM-YSZ layer adjacent to the YSZ electrolyte led to a lower cell degradation[30]: increasing the ionic conductivity of the LSM cathode that is predominantly electronically conducting down to pO2 = 10-7 Pa[70] by admixture of YSZ results in an 36 . La0.2FeO3-δ[67]. Several promising materials for coating applications were developed in the following years that act as chromium diffusion barrier and hinder growth of chromia scale at the alloy surface. or Cu[52].05Mn1. thereby improving the electrical conductivity of the interconnect-cathode interface[49-69].Co)3O4[68]. or Cu-Mn[51].1 Increasing the Cr-tolerance of conventional SOFC with Cr-interconnects and LSM cathodes More than ten years ago Badwal et al.4Mn1.4 Proposed strategies against chromium “poisoning” and their effectiveness 1.475O4[62]. La0. La0.65Sr0.65].475Co1.Al)N[69]. (La. Co3O4[53]. La0.2Mn0. MnCo2O4[54-61].4.6Sr0.67Sr0. sputtered Co. two-segment Cr-Al-Y-O nanocomposite and (Mn.

La0. Based on these findings they predicted that highly Cr-tolerant cathodes can be developed. and (La. La(Ni. and (La. In all these cathodes Cr-deposition was observed throughout the cathode both under polarization and without polarization.Ba)(Co.2 New ways – alternative materials Badwal et al.75] cathodes were investigated using impedance spectroscopy.71.74]. LNF and LBCF revealed extraordinary high tolerance against chromium poisoning. The ionic conductivity can be increased by doping the B-site of ABO3 perovskite with reducible cations. and the cell is more tolerant against chromium[30]. 1. Ideally the selected dopants decrease the mobility of Mn2+ and thus prevent the formation of nuclei for the adsorption of CrO3(g) without influencing the formation of vacancies. contrary to LSM. All these perovskites are mixed electronic-ionic conductors. the reduction of gaseous chromium will not be restricted to the small area at the TPB due to a smaller oxygen partial pressure gradient.4.Fe)O3-δ (LNF)[71. The amount of Cr- 37 .Fe)O3-δ (LNF). La(Ni.8Sm0. In recent time it was found that new cathode materials such as La1-xSrxCo1-yFeyO3-δ (LSCF). whereas no proper nuclei were reported for LBCF.Fe)O3-δ (LBCF)[71. The highest tolerance against the effects of chromium under SOFC operating conditions combined with high electrical conductivity has been reported recently for (La. Besides. Effects of Cr upon the degradation of La1-xSrxCo1-yFeyO3-δ (LSCF)[26.Ba)(Co.6Sr0.8O3-δ (LSCF) cathode and Ce0. Thus the number of active sites is increased. which makes this material a promising candidate for a steady long-term SOFC performance.2O1.Fe)O3-δ (LBCF) are more tolerant against chromium “poisoning”. As for LSM these authors concluded that the mechanism of Cr poisoning can be explained by chemical dissociation of CrO3(g) to the perovskite-structured materials and nuclei formation in the cases of LSCF and LNF.9 electrolyte that the ratio of the reduction of gaseous CrO2(OH)2(g) to that of O2(g) at the electrode/electrolyte interface is controlled by the electrochemical properties of the interface.[22] already considered alternative cathode materials to reduce or stop the formation of the spinel phase. Matsuzaki and Yasuda[31] concluded from insignificant Crdeposits in tested SOFC with Cr-Fe-alloy interconnect.72]. leading to the formation of more scattered reduction products instead of a dense layer: thus the block of oxygen diffusion into the electrolyte can be avoided.4Co0.Ni)FeO3-δ [71.Degradation of planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with LSM cathodes and Cr-alloy interconnects expanded area of active sites for the oxygen reduction away from the TPB.73].2Fe0. particularly LSCF and LNF show rather high ionic contributions to the total electrical conductivity.

284-93. Lanthanum chromite-based materials for solid oxide fuel cell interconnects. Stimming. Improved inhibition of the reduction of CrO3(g) is predicted for LNF. Thus reduction of CrO3(g) takes place inside the whole cathode even without being promoted electrochemically by polarization of the cell. 397.Degradation of planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with LSM cathodes and Cr-alloy interconnects poisoning of LSCF was considerable. 2004. 2005. pp. Power Sources. which was explained by a removing effect of nuclei for the chromium deposition under polarization conditions. Fergus. the following considerations can be made using the reduction model: For the reduction reaction of CrO3(g) the presence of both an electron donor and oxygen ion acceptor is necessary. 38 . aging mechanisms and lifetime in solid-oxide fuel cells. 127. U. nuclei might form in addition. However under strong polarization one can expect that LSCF gets more and more ionic conducting towards the electrode-electrolyte interface. 2.W. In recent years research activities for LaCrO3-base ceramic interconnector materials were revitalized by several groups[76-78] to circumvent the problems of chromium “poisoning”.W. The amount of deposited Cr in LSCF was even larger without polarization than under polarization. 271-83. Solid State Ionics. Fergus. pp. as this phase has a particularly high ionic conductivity. and a typical mixed ionic-electronic conductor such as LSCF can take over both functions. but their influence on the Cr deposition compared to the reduction of CrO3(g) cannot be decided yet. J. Opposite to the case of LSM no driving force for CrO3(g) to migrate to the triple phase boundary exists due to the mixed ionic-electronic conducting behaviour of the regarding cathodes. As an alternative to the complicated nuclei mechanism. H. 171. Materials Science and Engineering A. 1-15. Advances. 2004. J. However. Even if the reduction reaction is considered to be the dominant mechanism of chromium poisoning. most likely resulting in retarding or inhibiting of the reduction reaction. Tu. that is towards lower oxygen partial pressures. 3. The higher the contribution of the ionic conduction the less complete reduction is expected due to prolonged lack of an electron donator. References 1. pp. J. despite rapidly developing processing techniques it is not clear at the moment if the obstacles of sinterability and low mechanical strength as well as difficult manufacturing correlated with high costs can be coped. Metallic interconnects for solid oxide fuel cells.

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which further retards the diffusion process of oxygen into the electrolyte. In fact it was shown that without sufficient protection against the diffusion of chromium into the cathode the degradation of SOFC caused by chromium is not a long-term phenomenon. Reduction of CrO3(g) at the TPB leads to the formation of electrically low conducting Cr2O3. but the effects of chromium would be observed only after thermodynamic equilibrium is obtained. So far it was not possible to define unambiguously. this behaviour would not be expected. it seems that strategies against the cell degradation have been mostly established in a rather random way so far. severe degradation has been observed after several hours of testing under current load at state-of-the-art SOFC operating temperatures: from the literature findings it is obvious that the degradation of SOFC caused by chromium starts immediately after starting SOFC tests under current load. and some strategies against cell degradation caused by chromium have already been successfully applied. Previous experiments have shown that the following factors: -) High temperature -) Decrease of oxygen partial pressure at the TPB under current load of SOFC and processes: -) Interaction of chromium with LSM leading to Mn-Cr-O nuclei and/or spinel formation -) Reduction of CrO3(g) to Cr2O3(s) at the TPB -) Blocking of pores at the TPB by Cr2O3 and/or spinel govern the degradation of SOFC caused by chromium. If the process of chromium “poisoning” were completely governed by thermodynamics. However.Aim of study 2 Aim of study Chromium poisoning of planar SOFC with LSM cathodes and Cr-alloy interconnects is a complex process consisting of several steps that may occur simultaneously inside the cell. which of these processes play a dominant role for the degradation and which don’t. Mn2+ in LSM plays an important role for the adsorption of gaseous CrO3(g) and Croxyhydroxide on LSM resulting in blocked oxygen transport from the cathode to the electrolyte. The causes and consequences of chromium poisoning are clear. For a more systematic and thus more efficient combination of strategies a strong knowledge about the mechanisms of chromium poisoning of SOFC is required. This means that the kinetic control on the mechanisms of chromium 45 .

1 Benefits of the thermodynamic La-Sr-Mn-Cr-O oxide database for the understanding of Cr-poisoning of SOFC A thermodynamic La-Sr-Mn-Cr-O oxide database is highly desirable to enable fundamental understanding of the mechanisms of chromium “poisoning” of LSM cathodes for SOFC. The following questions have remained unsolved so far: -) Does spinel form by a solid (LSM)-solid (Cr2O3) reaction or directly in a solid (LSM)-gas (gaseous Cr) reaction? -) Can the concentration of deposits at the cathode-electrolyte interface under current load be explained by thermodynamics? -) How does the LSM phase chemically change due to the interaction with chromium. and can this change be explained by thermodynamics? -) Which of the phases observed in LSM contaminated by chromium form under thermodynamic control. In particular LSM cathodes have been intensively investigated over the last decade. As a degrading cell is in a non-equilibrium state. the obvious question why the results of thermodynamic calculations should be feasible for a deeper understanding of the mechanisms 46 . in this study the author focuses on the effects of Cr on the degradation of SOFC with LSM cathodes. 3 Method 3. Thus. and several studies can be found regarding the degradation of LSM cathodes caused by chromium. In recent times many materials have been tested for SOFC cathodes. and as LSM cathodes are still considered to serve as promising cathodes due to their high electrical conductivity and stability at SOFC operating conditions.Aim of study is high. Therefore the thermodynamic La-Sr-Mn-Cr-O oxide database needs to be established based on the assessments of low-order subsystems. and a degrading cell is in a non-equilibrium state particularly at the early stages of the degradation. and what are the conditions that favour their formation? This work aims to answer these questions by the application of thermodynamic calculations.

by choosing the starting conditions composition of LSM and defined amount of Cr at a specific temperature. and the rate of chromium diffusion the equilibrium state of chromium “poisoning”. one can draw conclusions on the evolution of the phase chemistry of degraded LSM cathodes. 3.1. and oxygen partial pressures.equilibrium (A) ⎯⎯ equilibrium (B) → (3.2 Thermodynamic modeling 3. a with the positive electrical charge r and b with the positive electrical charge q.1 reflects the path the system takes towards its equilibrium state.1. can be calculated using the thermodynamic La-Sr-Mn-Cr-O oxide database: C non . the theoretical final state of chromium poisoning after a very long time is found by thermodynamic equilibrium calculations (B).Method of chromium “poisoning” needs some explanation: from the conditions of the non-equilibrium state at the beginning of the degradation process.1) By calculating thermodynamic equilibria for a LSM cathode that is affected by chromium (A) in the relation above. C in Eq. From A and B. for instance under reducing oxygen partial pressures reflecting the situation at the TPB under current load. and for solid solution phases as a function of temperature and composition. 3. Hence. It contains the optimized Gibbs energy functions of solid oxide phases: for stoichiometric phases as a function of temperature. including the operating temperature. composition of LSM. 47 . The optimization of model parameters is based on the accurate assessment of experimental thermodynamic and phase diagram data of oxide subsystems. Over time the system LSM + Cr will change from its nonequilibrium state at the beginning of the Cr-“poisoning” process towards the calculated equilibrium state. using the thermodynamic database one can calculate the expected thermodynamic equilibrium. C can be predicted for changing cathode compositions.2.1 Stoichiometric solid oxides The stoichiometric ternary phase α. taking into account experimental data on the chromium “poisoning” of SOFC and using a thermodynamic La-Sr-Mn-Cr-O oxide database. For instance. temperatures. The presented thermodynamic database of the La-Sr-Mn-Cr-O oxide system is constructed using the CALPHAD approach[1]. containing m and n moles of two different sorts of cations.

can be described by the sublattice formula (a r )m (b q )n (c s ) p . To account for the charge neutrality criterion.2. the sublattice formula of the resulting solid solution phase β(ss) reads (a r .2. A and B are optimized by thermodynamic and phase diagram data. 3.Method respectively.2. u. D.5 is the criterion for charge neutrality: 48 . 3. w ∈ N ). As Cp(α) is defined by C p = −C − 2 DT − 6 ET 2 − 2 FT −2 (3.) p = q )v (O2. b q )t (O2.)u containing cation a with the positive charge r. Eq.2. E.3) α C. D.4: m ° ( a )t (O2. For oxides c = O and charge s = −2. Eq. mr + nq + 2 p = 0 (3.2. and p moles of one sort of anions.2. 3. v.)w + ptv − muv − nwt ° O (g) Gm + A + BT 2tv 2 (3. E and F are optimized to heat capacity data only. if it is assumed that the heat capacity of the ternary oxide composed by the two binary oxides is simply the sum of the heat capacities of the composing oxides as shown in Eq. C.2) A. B.1 is true.) w ( t .2.2.)u n ° (b G + Gm t m v r ° α Gm = °Gm ( a r )m (bq )n (O2. another sort of cation with the positive charge q. bq can sit in the same sublattice as a.1) α The molar Gibbs energy of α.)u . °Gm at constant pressure is given by ° α Gm = A + BT + CT ln T + DT 2 + ET 3 + FT ( −1) (3. the three types of ions sitting in three distinctive crystallographic sublattices. 3.2 Solid solution phases – the Compound Energy Formalism (CEF) If in the binary oxide Ox1: (a r )t (O2. c with the negative electrical charge s. and F are model parameters to be optimized by thermodynamic and phase diagram data. °Gm can be based on the molar Gibbs energies of existing binary oxides Ox1: (a r )t (O2.4) ° α Gm is the Gibbs energy of formation of the phase α relative to the oxide components.)u and Ox2: (b q )v (O2.

3 Vacancies and the concept of reciprocal reactions Let us consider the case of a binary oxide phase (A)2(B)3. For β(ss) the two compounds read (a r )t (O2. the molar Gibbs energy of the solid solution phase contains the Gibbs energies of the compounds.)u and (bq )t (O2. and B denoting the anion sublattice. (a 2 + )2 (O 2.Va )3 (3.6) where yar is the site fraction of cation a on the cation sublattice. The second-last term accounts for the configurational entropy of mixing of t moles of a and b. a 2+ )2 (O2.+ yVa ln yVa + EGma ( ) ( ) . The last term describes the excess Gibbs energy of mixing due to interactions of ions in the mixture that can be accounted for by introducing interaction parameters.2. with only one cation a accepting the charge 3+ or 2+ in the cation sublattice.)u β + tRT yar ln yar + ybq ln yar + EGmss ( ) (3. The oxygen nonstoichiometry is denoted “O3-δ”.°Gma 3+ )2 (O2. a 2+ )2 (O2.. the charge neutrality criterion is no longer obeyed by an anionic sublattice that is completely filled with oxygen..)3 ( + ya2+ yO2.)3 ( + ya3+ yVa °Gma 3+ )2 (Va )3 3+ ( + ya2+ yVa °Gma )2 (Va )3 ( + 2 RT ya3+ ln ya3+ + ya2+ ln ya2+ + 3RT yO2.Method u= t ( ya q + yb q ) 2 (3. a 2+ )2 (O2. In the sublattice form the phase can be written as (a3+ .°Gma 2+ )2 (O2. A standing for the cation sublattice.2.)u . and ybq is the site fraction cation b on the cation sublattice.Va )3 ( = ya3+ yO2.2. The molar Gibbs energy of the phase at constant pressure reads 3+ ° A ( Gm 2 O3−δ = °Gma 2+ .7) Once again the molar Gibbs energies of all the 4 endmember compounds (a3+ )2 (O2. 3. R=8.)u + ybq °G (b q )t (O2.)3 . If the cation is reduced. Va)3 . and (a 2 + )2 (Va)3 of the phase are required for the molar Gibbs energy 49 . The Gibbs energy of β(ss) at constant pressure reads ° β Gmss = yar °G ( a r) t (O2.5) Using the Compound Energy Formalism (CEF)[2-4].ln yO2.)3 . (a 3+ )2 (Va)3 .2. Charge neutrality under such reducing conditions can be remained by the formation of zero-charged vacancies (Va) in the anionic sublattice resulting in the phase becoming oxygen-nonstoichiometric.31451 J mol-1 K-1..

It thus can exist. a 2+ )2 (O2. The three other endmembers are charged and cannot exist. the reference should favorably be a highly charged compound. for instance oxygen nonstoichiometry data.)3 . and (a3+ .)3 .1. A system that obeys this relation is called a reciprocal system. but a line of neutral compositions connects (a3+ )2 (O2.1 The surface of reference for the Gibbs energy of the reciprocal phase (a3+ .3 2 Va)3 . 3. As the chosen molar Gibbs energy of the reference is unlikely the true value. and its molar Gibbs energy can be defined by optimization of model parameters by experiments. Fig. Va)3 is a reciprocal phase[4]. thus far off neutral compositions that can really exist. 3. (a3+ a 2+ )2 (3 2O2.)3 and (a 2 + )2 (Va)3 or (a3+ )2 (Va)3 and (a 2 + )2 (O 2.. and its Gibbs energy can be optimized with experiments that are related to the reduction of the phase. Va)3 the 6+ charged compound (a3+ )2 (Va)3 is chosen as reference.2.)3 with the reduced compound (a 2+ )2 (2 3O2.. 3. denoted with R. For the example of the reciprocal solid solution phase (a3+ . The 2+ charged center composition of the square.Va)3 . the only neutral endmember is (a3+ )2 (O2. included. plotted above the composition square.1 that is redrawn from Hillert[4]. Va)3 approximating its overall Gibbs energy for Δ°Grec > 0 and Δ°Grec = 0. The composition square of the phase can be seen in Fig.2.Method of the phase. 50 .2. a 2+ )2 (O2. a 2+ )2 (O2. For an unambiguous definition of the molar Gibbs energy of the reciprocal phase it is necessary to give an arbitrary molar Gibbs energy to a reference.. with the neutral line and the reduced compound. However. denoted with A in Fig. is theoretically obtained by mixing equal amounts of either (a3+ )2 (O 2.

1 (page 50) only the edge of this plane is seen as bold line.) 3 − °G ( a 2+ ) 2 (Va)3 (3. the Gibbs energy surface is flat and no tendency of demixing of A exists. site fractions and oxygen content.)3 and (a 2+ )2 (Va)3 by only slightly oxidizing or reducing it. 51 . As no tendency of demixing was reported for the nonstoichiometric oxide solid solutions that are treated in this study. Anyway. c3+ . Δ°Grec is positive. Va)(O 2. Va)3 for a Cr-doped LSM perovskite as a function of composition. 3.Method The surface of reference for the Gibbs energy of the reciprocal phase (a3+ . and no experiments define a proper value of the reciprocal reaction parameter. when the Gibbs energies of the endmember (a 3+ )2 (O 2. it is legitimate to define Δ°Grec = 0. the Gibbs energy surface is curved. c 4 + . and oxygen partial pressure. d 3+ .)3 − (a 2 + )2 (Va)3 : Δ °G rec = °G ( a 3+ ) 2 (Va)3 + °G ( a 2+ ) 2 (O 2..)3 and the reference (a 3+ )2 (Va)3 are fixed. as long as these endmembers are charged and away from the existing composition range of the phase. The morphology of the Gibbs energy surface depends on Δ°G of the reciprocal reaction (a3+ )2 (Va)3 + (a 2 + )2 (O 2.2. and the theoretic compound A will tend to demix to (a3+ )2 (O2.) 3 − °G ( a 3+ ) 2 (O 2.8) If Δ°G of the reciprocal reaction. if Δ°Grec is zero..2. 3. Note that in order to obtain the same Gibbs energy of the reduced compound R for Δ°Grec > 0 and Δ°Grec = 0. the true surface shape of a reciprocal oxide phase with charged endmembers is not known. d 4+ . the Gibbs energies of the remaining endmembers are significantly different for Δ°Grec > 0 and Δ°Grec = 0. This is not a problem for the description of a reciprocal oxide phase.2. For this purpose model parameters of the reduced and oxidized compounds are optimized with experimental information on charge carriers. a 2+ )2 (O2. temperature.)3 − (a3+ )2 (O 2.4 Calculation of defect chemistry using the Calphad approach The Calphad approach is very powerful for the calculation of the defect chemistry of highorder nonstoichiometric reciprocal solid solution oxide phases[5] such as (A)(B)O3-δ perovskite with a complex sublattice formula. 3.1 (page 50) and approximates the whole Gibbs energy of the phase. Va)(c 2 + . On the other hand.2. for instance (a 3+ . Va)3 at very low temperatures (to make the configurational entropic contribution negligible). and without excess terms for the Gibbs energy is visualized in Fig. b 2 + . In Fig.

3. Jansson. Andersson. Vol. B. Jansson. Hillert. pp. Sundman. 1988. Calculation of Defect Chemistry Using the CALPHAD Approach. N. B. Calphad. M.. B. 30.3 Optimization of model parameters The optimization of the thermodynamic parameters was performed using the PARROT module of the Thermo Calc[6] database system.N. J. 9(2).J. Application of the Compound-Energy Model to Oxide Systems. Jansson. 79(2). 34. Saunders. Elsevier Science Ltd. Pergamon Materials Series. T. Miodownik. 81-87. 320.. A. L. This weighting process is based on the accurate assessment of experimental thermodynamic and phase diagram data. Calphad. Alloy. Metallkd. The program minimizes the sum of squared errors between calculated and experimentally determined phase diagram and thermodynamic data.F.. pp. the authors selectively adjusted the relative weight of each experimental data point and excluded data that were inconsistent with the majority of the data points during the optimization procedure. pp. 52 . A.-O.P. pp. M. 1985. 161-76.. Andersson. Sundman.O. E. Sundman. Guillermet. A. The Thermo-Calc databank system. Calphad Calculation of Phase Diagrams. B. 153-90. Cmpd. 2. 6. J. References 1. As the use of all the experimental data in a simultaneous least square calculation often leads to divergence. Povoden. The Compound Energy Formalism. 1986. PARROT can take into account all sorts of thermodynamic and phase diagram data simultaneously. Ivas. 4. A CompoundEnergy Model of Ordering in a Phase with Sites of Different Coordination Numbers. B. Hillert. Z. 2001. 479 p. Gauckler. B. Hillert. M. 1998. 437-445. 5. 1. Grundy.Method 3. Acta Metall. J. 33-41. 2006. pp.

Microstructural analyses of the cathode of SOFC show the formation of Cr2O3 and (CrMn)3O4. A. by application of the CALPHAD method. which offers low fabrication costs. 2006. Meanwhile the use of Cr-based alloy interconnect materials has gained popularity due to their relative ease of fabrication.% Fe and 1 wt. Cr3O4 is described as a stoichiometric compound.J. 27. thus substantially reducing the triple- 53 . pp. and L. Grundy. due to the high operating temperature (>1173 K).% Y2O3 developed jointly by Plansee and Siemens with satisfying material properties has been promoted as a suitable alternative to the earth alkaline-doped LaCrO3 ceramics interconnect. which block active sites as well as pores.1.1 Technology SOFC offers high fuel conversion efficiencies and. and the liquid is described using the two-sublattice model for ionic liquids.1 Thermodynamic reassessment of the Cr-O system in the framework of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) research E.Thermodynamic assessments 4 Thermodynamic assessments 4. 353-62. the use of this alloy as an interconnect material in SOFC leads to the degradation of the fuel cell performance especially on the cathode side of the fuel cell. a consistent set of thermodynamic model parameters is optimized based on new experiments. 5 wt. A comprehensive compilation and evaluation of experimental and thermodynamic data for the Cr-O system is presented and. 4. Also the magnetic transition in Cr2O3 and the oxygen solubility in Cr are modeled. Povoden. Nonstoichiometry of eskolaite (Cr2+xO3) is described using the compound energy model. However. Namely a Cr5Fe1Y2O3 oxide dispersion strengthened alloy with the composition 94 wt. low manufacturing costs and high thermal conductivity[1]. combined heat.and power-generation capability.N. Phase Equilib.. Diff. For the planar design SOFC. ceramic and metal interconnect materials have been tested and evaluated over the years.% Cr. Gauckler J. Loss of performance caused by the migration of Cr originating from the alloy interconnect is well documented by several investigators.

1. T (K) T (K) 2257 2317 2603 ---- 2543 ± 25 -- 54 . 4. Results of special points in the Cr-O phase diagram from several studies are summarized in Table 4.1 Special points in the Cr-O system Eutectic Melting of Cr2O3 in Eutectic composition.1.2 Experimental data Phase diagram data: Experimental investigations of phase diagrams in the Cr-O system were made by Ol’shanskii and Shlepov[2] and Toker[3]. Table 4. X(O) ----Cr3O4 detected ----Stability range Mono- of Cr3O4. tectic T (K) ----T (K) ----Reference Kanolt[4] experimental Wilde and Rees[5] experimental McNally et al.Thermodynamic assessments phase boundary area for the normal oxygen reduction reaction at the cathode/electrolyte interface. The influence of Cr from the interconnect alloy on the strontium-doped lanthanum manganite (LSM) cathode can be modelled in terms of an equilibrium thermodynamic view to contribute to strategies for reducing the SOFC chromium poisoning process by optimizing SOFC operating conditions and refining SOFC material compositions.1.1. Eskolaite (Cr2O3) is the dominating stable oxide phase over a wide temperature range.[6] experimental Bunting[7] experimental air. These authors document the existence of a large miscibility gap between the metallic and the oxide melt.

experimental Johnson and Muan[12] experimental Degterov and Pelton[39] calculated Kowalski and Spencer[40] calculated Taylor and Dinsdale[41] calculated Toker et al. Mc Nally[6] measured a melting temperature of 2603 K in air using an induction furnace.Thermodynamic assessments --2571 ---2539 1933 1918 1941 1929 1937 1938 ± 2 1938 0.[10] and Hook and Adair[11] led them to postulate the existence of a crystalline Cr3O4 phase in the Cr-Fe-O system.497 no no yes yes yes yes yes --1923 1978 1918 1974 1923 1978 1923 ± 2 – 1978 ± 3 1918 1973 – – – – 2083 2083 -2160 2130 2083 2117 Ol’shanskii and Shlepov[2]. who measured T = 2543 ± 25 K also in air. Lam[9] reported the existence of molten chromium with oxygen impurities of 1400 ppm at T = 2133 K.513 0.% Cr2O3 lowers the melting point of metallic Cr from T = 2163 K to between T = 2043 K and 2063 K. calculated Note: Itallicized data were used for optimization The melting temperatures of eskolaite in air reported from Kanolt[4] and Wilde and Rees[5] can be discarded as being too low.52 0. whereas Toker et al. The question of the existence of a crystalline Cr3O4 phase was discussed controversially by several authors. Investigations made by Hilty et al. Concerning the pure Cr-O system.523 0. Microstructures of a quenched 55 . Grube and Knabe[8] found that 1 wt. Ol’shanskii and Shlepov[2] and Johnson and Muan[12] did not find Cr3O4 up to the eutectic temperature of chromium oxide.497 0. The monotectic reaction of Cr (bcc) metal and liquid was found at T = 2083 K by Grube and Knabe[8] and by Ol’shanskii and Shlepov[2].496 0.[13] concluded from microstructural observations and a discontinuity in the slopes of the temperature-oxygen pressure curves for univariant equilibria involving metallic Cr and various chromium oxide phases that a Cr3O4 phase exists in a narrow temperature range between T = 1923 K and 1978 K.499 0. This value significantly deviates from the result of Bunting[7].[13] experimental This work.

as well as transport of oxygen ions from the cathode to the Cr/Cr2O3 anode. Thus in this study the authors accept the findings of Toker et al. Pugliese and Fitterer[19]. Disagreement between the emf results from Pehlke et al.[18]. Davies and Smeltzer[16] determined log( pO2 ) values of Cr2O3 at T=1173 K. The obtained 56 . that is. At T ≥ 1573 K they were confronted with the loss of a quarter of Cr in the case of oxidation. Applying the same technique as Pehlke et al.[13] and Lam[9]. The data are in close agreement with the gas-solid equilibrium measurements by Jeannin et al. Holzheid and O’Neill[21] noted a deviation from the well-established trend from T = 900 K to 1300 K for high-temperature data caused by finite electronic conductivity at elevated temperatures. Appreciable sublimation of metallic chromium was not observed. causing transfer of oxygen through the cell.Thermodynamic assessments chromium melt with maximum oxygen impurities of about 2930 ppm lately investigated by Lam[9] document an inner Cr3O4 phase and an outer Cr2O3 phase in dispersed oxides in large chromium grains and grain boundaries.[17]. using an electrochemical cell with a calcia-zirconia electrolyte and a Fe/FeO reference electrode. and Tretjakow and Schmalzried[20] were assigned to possible electronic conduction in the zirconia electrolyte used by the latter authors. The reversibility and accuracy of the yttria-doped thoria electrolyte and the electrode was tested by measurements of a standard iron-chromium alloy at 1326 K. Novokhatskii and Lenev[15] studied the equilibrium of the reduction of Cr2O3 to Cr with hydrogen from T=1493 K to 1893 K. thus at these temperatures log( pO2 ) values were determined solely from the reduction of Cr2O3. as well as the importance of sufficient time to attain equilibrium. Toker et al. and 1373 K. The independent results of corrected cell potentials of the two measurement series are excellent.[17]. 1273 K.[13] measured log( pO2 ) values of Cr2O3 by equilibrating Cr and Cr2O3 in H2-CO2 mixtures of known oxygen potentials at temperatures from T = 1773 K to 2098 K. Thermodynamic data: Oxygen Potentials: Grube and Flad[14] measured log( pO2 ) values for the Cr-Cr2O3 equilibrium between T = 1053 K and 1573 K by both oxidizing Cr to Cr2O3 and reducing Cr2O3 to Cr in a flowing H2-H2O atmosphere. Pehlke et al. This indicates that the first phase to crystallize on solidification is Cr3O4 giving strong evidence for the stability of this phase. These authors used a flow method where thermal diffusion problems were suppressed by inserting corundum bushes into the reaction tube.[17] used two separate series of emf measurements employing the solid oxide electrolyte galvanic cell technique from T = 1148 K to 1548 K. days for T < 1100 K.

1. Uncertainties of 0. who calculated ° S298K (Cr2O3) = 81.43 K. Bruce and Cannell[24] applied a two-dimensional temperature wave method using a single crystal of Cr2O3 to calculate specific heat in the temperature range 290.20 ×10−3 T − 3.[25].1. and fitted the data to the heat of diffusion equation that considers some material properties employing a least-mean-squares fit. Resulting Cp data correspond nicely to the most recent calorimetric results from Klemme et al.[27].4 % for Cp (20 K < T < 200 K) and 0.68 ≤ T ≤ 323.1. and entropies: Anderson’s[23] calorimetric data set of Cp-values lacks detailed documentation of the experimental procedure.17 ± 0.56 K. The accuracy of this study is evident from excellent data reproduction by performing two runs in the entire temperature range.15 K Chase et al.736 ×105 T −1 − 9759 (4. Heat Capacities.[26] relied on the calculated results from heat content measurements performed by Kelley et al.37 J mol-1 K-1 at T = 298.84 J K-1mol-1 by a graphical method of plotting the heat capacity against the logarithm of the temperature and modeling the heat capacity curves with Debye 57 .1.2) Temperature derivation of Eq.53 + 2. heat Contents.[13].10 ×10−3 T 2 + 3.736 ×105 T −2 (4.2 results in C p = 28.Thermodynamic assessments dissociation pressures of Cr2O3 are in agreement with average values derived from emf studies using an yttria-doped thoria electrolyte worked out by Jacob[22] and a very high temperature gas-mixing study of Toker et al. data presentation.7 % for Cp (T < 20 K) were estimated. The latter authors fitted their data measured from T = 400 K to 1800 K by H T − ° H 298K = aT + b T 2 + cT −1 + d 2 ° (4. and fitting procedure are worked out very carefully.53T + 1. 4. Documentation of the experiments.1) yielding ° H T − ° H 298K = 28. The latter authors measured a consistent data set of heat capacities of synthetic eskolaite from T = 1.[26] relied on the results from Anderson[23].5 K to 340 K with mean increments of 0. For Cp(Cr2O3) = 120.3) For ° S298K (Cr2O3) Chase et al.

Klemme et al. who calculated ° S298K (Cr2O3) = 85. Navrotsky[35] cited Garrels and Christ[36] for Δ f.[25]. For the calculation of Δ f. and thermodynamic estimates for CrO from Shirokov[30].el° H 298K (CrO) = –305.[28] adopted Δ f.[25] recommended Δ f. This procedure was critically documented by other authors. Some difficulty caused by moisture adsorption was encountered in weighing the combustion products.1 J K-1mol-1 by reevaluating emf data from Holzheid and O’Neill[21].3 Previous assessments of the Cr-O system Banik et al. Shirokov[30] estimated Δ f.8 ± 2.[37] established a phase diagram for the Cr-O system based on a subregular solution model that is in good agreement with experimental data obtained by Ol’shanskii and Shlepov[2].42 kJ mol-1. Their calculated liquidus temperature of Cr2O3 in air is T = 2571.5 kJ mol-1 (el=elements) by applying a calorimetric technique.4 kJ mol-1 from several earlier studies. Enthalpies of Formation: Roth and Wolf[31] found Δ f.72 kJ mol-1 from Wagman et al.Thermodynamic assessments functions.2 ± 0. Ramsey et al. The latter authors proposed a 58 . Shirokov[30] estimated ° S298K of a metastable CrO phase to be 46.4 kJ mol-1 by evaluating emf data from Holzheid and O’Neill[21]. 4. Degterov and Pelton[39] reassessed the CrO-Cr2O3 subsystem for the molten slag database using a modified quasi-chemical model for the liquid phase. Klemme et al. for example.86 J K-1 mol-1. This was circumvented by heating the combustion products to T = 1323 K.74 ± 1.el° H 298K (Cr2O3) = –1128.el° H 298K (Cr2O3) =–1140.06 kJ mol-1.el° H 298K (Cr2O3) the heat content data given by Kelley et al.4 kJ mol-1 for metastable CrO.[28] adopted their ° S298K (Cr2O3) value from Wagman et al.[29].[29].1.el° H 298K (Cr2O3) = –1128.7 ± 8.[25] recommend ° S298K (Cr2O3) = 83. calculated Δ f.16 K. thermodynamic data for Cr-Cr2O3 from Fromm and Gebhardt[38].el° H 298K (Cr2O3) = –1134. Mah[32]. Chase et al.el° H 298K (Cr2O3) = –1139.3 J K-1 mol-1 from their measurements.7 kJ mol-1. which is in good agreement with an early finding by Bunting[7] who measured T = 2543 ± 25 K. using a bomb calorimetric combustion technique at 1323 K and 30 atm oxygen pressure.el° H 298K (Cr2O3) = –1125. Kowalski and Spencer[40] used the associated solution model for the liquid phase based on the experimental data used by Taylor and Dinsdale[41]. Dellien et al. while Dellien et al.[33] used heat capacity and entropy data from tabulations of Coughlin[34] to obtain Δ f.[27] were used.98 ± 1.[26] evaluated Δ f.el° H 298K (Cr2O3) = –1122. Klemme et al.

which are the two-sublattice ionic model for the liquid and the compound energy model for the Cr2+xO3 phase.Thermodynamic assessments phase diagram in good agreement with the experimental data obtained by Toker[3]. Their calculated values for the enthalpy of formation and the entropy of Cr3O4 are in agreement with an estimate done by Chipman[42]. using the same thermodynamic models as the authors use in this work.4 Thermodynamic modeling Solid phases: The crystal structure of eskolaite is α-Al2O3 type. The magnetic properties of eskolaite can be described using a magnetic ordering model proposed by Inden[43]. Toker[3]. Experimental information on phase relations for their assessment was taken from Ol’shanskii and Shlepov[2]. Their optimization of one of the charged endpoints in their compound energy model for eskolaite and the use of six interaction parameters to describe the liquid may lead to problems on extrapolation to higher-order systems.5 K. Taylor and Dinsdale[41] fitted Cp data from Anderson[23] close to the antiferromagnetic to paramagnetic transition and data from Chase et al. a magnetic contribution to the Gibbs energy is added to the nonmagnetic part of the Gibbs energy given as: MAG ΔGm = RTln(β +1) f ( τ ) (4. and the temperature of the monotectic reaction of Cr(bcc) and liquid between the assessments of the Cr-O system. In this model. and Grube and Knabe[8].4) 59 . This is reflected by significant variations of the position of the eutectics.1. Eskolaite shows an antiferromagnetic to paramagnetic transition at T = 305.[26] at elevated temperatures as a sum of magnetic and nonmagnetic contributions. and simplified by Hillert and Jarl[44]. and only few thermodynamic data of the Cr3O4 phase and the liquid phase exist. the stability field of Cr3O4. The heat capacity of Cr3O4 was taken as 7/5 times the nonmagnetic value for Cr2O3 according to Neumann and Kopp’s rule. The use of six parameters for the description of the Cr3O4 phase is somewhat incommensurate with the scanty experimental information of this phase. space group R3c . There is a large uncertainty concerning the exact melting point of Cr2O3.[27]. Kelley et al.1. 4. especially as their miscibility gap does not close on increasing temperature.

and τ = T/Tc.1.5 and 4. The following other interstitial defects could be assumed: Cri•• giving a slope of pO2 −1 4 . it is important to submit the experimental data to a defect-chemistry analysis. Tc is the critical temperature for magnetic ordering.1.28.6) ' Assuming small defect concentrations all concentrations except [CrCr ] and [Cri••• ] are ~ 1 and ' can be ignored. Both are unlikely: the former because it is unlikely to get Cr4+ on reduction. their equation violates the fundamentals of defect chemistry and must be rejected in favor of the defect reaction given above (Eqs.1. To explain their experimental results Matsui and Naito[45] proposed a defect reaction that leads to the same proportionality.Cr3+)2 (Cr3+. The magnetic parameter p equals 0. Tc and β are both dependent on the composition.Va)1 (O2-)3 can be modeled using experimental data from Matsui and Naito[45]. When modeling nonstoichiometry in an oxide phase.Thermodynamic assessments where β is a parameter related to the total magnetic entropy. which is in agreement with Young et al.6 gives the proportionalities [Cri••• ] ∝ pO2 −3 16 and [CrCr ] ∝ pO2 −3 16 . Inserting this ' into Eq.1. This means that reduction is accomplished by the formation of interstitial Cr3+ and not by the formation of oxygen vacancies. 4. and Cri•••• giving a slope of pO −3 20 2 .6).7) 60 . Assuming the defect reaction that describes the formation of oxygen vacancies: x x ' CrCr + 1 2OO → CrCr + 1 2 Va •• + 1 4O2(g) O (4. the latter because of the large size of Cr2+.5) giving the equilibrium constant ' x [CrCr ]3 2 [Cri••• ]1 2 [Va ix ]1 4 [OO ]9 4 pO x x [CrCr ]2 [Va ix ][OO ]3 38 2 Kr = (4.1. 4. Due to charge neutrality the relation [Cri••• ] = 3[CrCr ] must hold. however. In the case of Cr2+xO3 modeled with interstitial Cr3+ the defect reaction reads x x ' x 2CrCr + Va ix + 3OO → 3 2CrCr + 1 2Cri••• + 1 4 Va ix + 9 4OO + 3 8O 2(g) (4.[46]. The defect chemistry of Cr2+xO3 with the sublattice occupation (Cr2+.1.

The three other corner compositions present charged compounds. As the most reasonable way to model reduction is to use the reduced neutral endpoint 61 . the present authors believe that the different slopes are caused by a competing defect reaction.Thermodynamic assessments ' leads to a proportionality of [Va •• ] ∝ PO2 −1 6 and [CrCr ] ∝ PO2 −1 6 . Cr3+ → Cr2+ + Cr4+. Only compounds along the neutral line can exist on their own.1 is a graphic representation of the model the authors use to describe the oxygen nonstoichiometry of eskolaite. as it would make the description quite complex. 4. This slope does not correspond O to the experimental findings of Matsui and Naito[45]. 4. Also the defects cannot explain the electrical properties measured by Young et al. where each corner of the composition square represents a °G parameter. for example charge disproportionation. The low nonstoichiometry data from Matsui and Naito[45] show a different slope than their higher nonstoichiometry data.1. The corner Cr3+:Va:O2corresponds to stoichiometric Cr2O3. similar to the case of LaMnO3 perovskites[47].[46].1 Compound energy model for the Cr2+xO3 phase The four corner compositions represent all possibilities to express the Cr2+xO3 phase according to the above formula for the sublattice occupation. The present authors didn’t consider this by their defect chemistry model.1. In contrast to Matsui and Naito[45] who explain this assuming that neutral Cr forms interstitially. Fig. Fig.

Then the reciprocal relation reads ° G Cr3+ :Cr3+ + °G Cr 2+ :Va = °G Cr3+ :Va + °G Cr 2+ :Cr3+ = ΔGr (4.1.1.10 are listed in Table 4. The expressions for all °Gs at the corners resulting from Eq. 4. 62 . 4. °G of the 3+ charged endmember (Cr3+)2 (Cr3+)1 (O2-)3 is chosen as reference and given the value °GCr3+ :Cr3+ .Thermodynamic assessments (Cr2+)2 (Cr3+2/3Va1/3)1 (O2-)3.1.2. The function to model the reduction then reads ° GCr2+ 3+ 2− 2 (Cr 2 3Va1 3 )(O )3 = °GCr O + 2 3 °GCrSER + A + BT + RT ( 2 3ln 2 3+1 3ln1 3) 2 3 (4.8) The last term describes the configurational entropy due to mixing of Cr3+ and Va on the interstitial site. which leads to ° G Cr3+ :Cr3+ + °G Cr 2+ :Va − °G Cr3+ :Va − °G Cr 2+ :Cr3+ =0 (4. and by defining a reciprocal reaction giving four equations with which all °Gs at the corners can be expressed.1. by choosing an arbitrary reference.1. pp. labeled A in Fig.1.1.9) In order to avoid the inevitable formation of miscibility gaps if the energy of the reciprocal relation is large we set this energy zero.10) This means that without introducing interaction parameters one gets an ideal description between Cr2O3 and Cr2+xO3.63-64.1.8 to 4. one has to find functions of °G of three charged corners expressed solely in terms of the neutral compositions. This is done by using the two equations for the stoichiometric and the reduced endpoints.

Va q.543 102.− H Cr = GCR_L[49] L SER GCr3+ :Va q.= 121000 Solid Cr (bcc_A2) (Cr)1 (O.28 Tc = 308.Va L = −709542 Tc = −311.)3 ° ° ° ° Cr 3 SER SER GCr 2O:Va:O 2.52 mol O2 0 LCr 2+ :O2.− 3H Cr − 3H O = GCRO0 − 2 GHSERCR [49] − 5. Cr 3+ ) 2 (Cr 3+ .008 CrO ° Cr1O SER SER GCr:O1 − H Cr − H O = GCR1O1 Cr2O3 (Cr 2+ ..− 2 H Cr -3H O = GCR2O3 3+ Cr 3 SER SER GCr 2O:Cr3+ :O 2.6 β = 3..− H Cr = 2GCR_L[49] + GCR2O3_L − 3GCR1O1_L L SER SER GCr3+ :O2.Cr 3+ ) p (O 2.= 0 LCr3+ :O2.Va q.− 3H Cr − 3H O = GCRO0 + 1 GHSERCR [49] − 5.2923T 3 p = 0.− 3H Cr − 3H O = GCR2O3 + GHSERCR [49] 3+ Cr O3 SER SER GCr 22+ :Cr3+ :O 2.Va)1 (O 2.Thermodynamic assessments Table 4.5 p = 0.996 15.Va)3 ° ° bcc SER GCr:Va − H Cr = GHSERCR [49] bcc SER SER GCr:O − H Cr − 3H O = GHSERCR + 3GHSEROO[49] + 243T 0 bcc Cr:O.0 S298 23.999 H298 .4 β = −0.2923T 3 Cr O3 SER SER GCr 22+ :Va:O 2..0 Cr3O4 ° Cr3O SER SER GCr:O 4 − 3H Cr − 4 H O = GCR3O4 Functions 63 .1.)q p = 2 yO2.− 2 H Cr − 2H O = 2GCR1O1_L Reference Cr (bcc_A2) 1 2 Mass 51.2 Thermodynamic description of the Cr-O System Element Element Cr O Liquid (Cr 2+ .0 4341.+ qyVa .Va q.− 2 H Cr − 3H O = GCR2O3_L L SER SER GCr 2+ :O2. q = 2 yCr 2+ + 3 yCr3+ ° ° ° ° L SER GCr 2+ :Va q.H0 4050.

and gaseous O are from Dinsdale[49] In contrast to Taylor and Dinsdale[41]. where each corner of the composition square represents a °G parameter of the liquid phase.2 (next page) is a graphic expression of the model.8T ln T −4.Va and 0 LCr3+ :O2.4T Note: All parameters are in SI units: J.Thermodynamic assessments GCR2O3 = −1164542 + 728. The oxygen solubility in solid Cr(bcc) can be described by an interstitial solution model of the form (Cr)1(O. As the experimental data on the liquid phase are scarce.. mol..Va that are required to give the miscibility gap. the latter constraint is not needed in the model.51] is selected to describe the ionic liquid.5GCR2O3 − 0. For the optimization of model parameters. The Cr3O4 phase is based on the eskolaite phase. Parameters for solid Cr. 0 LCr2+ :O2. 4. Ionic liquid: The two-sublattice ionic liquid model[50.82T GCR3O4 = 1. The descriptions for solid and liquid chromium metal and gaseous O2 are from Dinsdale[49].Vaq-)q is chosen.Cr2+)p(O2-.56T − 119. Therefore a large value is given to the endmember °GCr:O (in this case 0 was a large number) and the oxygen stability is modeled with the temperature dependence of °GCr:O and a regular interaction parameter 0 LCr:O. Fig.97 × 10-3T 2 + 1050000T -1 GCR1O1 = 0. and one can reduce the number of parameters to only two. 64 . the number of parameters is kept as low as possible. who needed 4 parameters to model the Cr2O3 phase and had to arbitrarily equate the °G of (Cr2+)2 (Va)1 (O2-)3 to stoichiometric Cr2O3.76T GCRO0 = 108305 + GCR2O3 + 2 GHSERCR [49] 3 GCR2O3_L = GCR2O3 + 439078 − 169T GCR1O1_L = 0. With this expression one is able to obtain reasonable results for the liquid phase using the positive interaction parameters.5GHSEROO[49] + 339673 − 121. Metastable CrO is described in the same way.Va that must of course be negative.5GCR2O3 − 0. liquid Cr.5GHSEROO[49] + 255269 − 53. Its heat capacity is given by Neumann and Kopp’s rule.1. Pa: R = 8.31451 J mol-1 K-1.Va)3.5GHSEROO[49] + 280045 − 93. It was not possible to model the oxygen solubility using the endmember °GCr:O as this endmember turned out to be too stable and CrO3 appeared in the stability diagram at high oxygen partial pressures. K. literature data from Caplan and Fraser[48] are used.5GCR2O3 − 0. The sublattice occupation (Cr3+.

Thermodynamic assessments Fig. This is however problematic for reciprocal systems. A special feature of the Cr-O system is the occurrence of a eutectic very close to the composition of CrO. 4. The liquid composition changes along the hyperbolic curves in Fig. obtaining the parameter °GCu2+ :Va from the reciprocal relation and giving it a reciprocal energy of 0. The eutectic temperature is mainly determined by the value of the corner Cr2+:O2-. The °GL of liquid Cr is taken from Dinsdale[49]. One derives the °GL functions of the oxide compositions (Cr3+:O2-) and (Cr2+:O2-) from the eskolaite phase.2. One way of doing this would be to simply say that Cr3+:Va equals Cr2+:Va plus a large positive term.2 Two-sublattice ionic liquid model for the Cr-O system The four corner compositions represent all possibilities to express the liquid phase according to the above formula. If the reciprocal energy of the system is large there will be a tendency to form miscibility gaps as pointed out by Hillert and Sundman[53]. In this model description of the liquid phase metallic Cr-liquid can be described by both the corners Cr2+:Va and Cr3+:Va.[52] in his original assessment of the Cu-O system. Hallstedt and Gauckler[54] recently reoptimized the Cu-O liquid. Cr3+:Va must be metastable compared to Cr2+:Va. for example +600000 as given to °GCu2+ :Va by Hallstedt et al.1. 4.1. This considerably improved the description of the Cu-O liquid and removed the inverted 65 .

and. 63-64). the authors selectively adjusted the relative weight of each experimental data point and excluded data that were inconsistent with the majority of the data points during the optimization procedure.[25] at T = 290 K and from T = 335 K to 338 K with a low relative weight.1.1. In principle. The melting temperature of eskolaite in air was taken from Bunting[7]. An identical strategy is employed here. and experimental data on the liquidus at the oxygen rich side of the miscibility gap from Ol’shanskii and Shlepov[2].[13].5 Optimization of parameters The complete set of optimized thermodynamic parameters describing the Cr-O system is given in Table 4.1. The first parameters to be optimized were the Cp-parameters of Cr2O3.[18] and Toker et al.16 and ° S298. The optimization of the thermodynamic parameters was performed using the PARROT module of the Thermo Calc[55] database system. Finally the solubility of O in solid Cr was optimized using data 66 . To determine the parameters describing the enthalpy and entropy of Cr2O3 log( pO2 ) data from Jeannin et al. In the next step the authors optimized the nonstoichiometry of Cr2+xO3 using data from Matsui and Naito[45]. PARROT can take into account all sorts of thermodynamic and phase diagram data simultaneously.[13].[27] and Cp data from Klemme et al. As the use of all the experimental data in a simultaneous least square calculation often leads to divergence.16 data from Holzheid and O’Neill[21] were used. The data used were heat content data from Kelley et al. high temperature emf data from Holzheid and O’Neill [21] . These parameters were then kept fixed during the rest of the optimization. Δ f. experimental data on the liquidus at the oxygen poor side from Toker et al.The ° G L 3+ Cr :Va = 2 °G L 2+ Cr :Va + °G L 3+ Cr :O2- − 3 °G L 2+ Cr :O2- + ΔGr . using experimental phase equilibria data from Toker et al.[13].[25] close to the antiferromagnetic to paramagnetic transition temperature.11) 4.2 (pp. The authors optimized Tc and β using Cp data from Klemme et al. with low relative weight. The program minimizes the sum of squared errors between the calculated and experimentally determined phase diagram and thermodynamic data.el° H 298. They assessed Cr3O4 and the liquid simultaneously. ΔGr = 0 (4.Thermodynamic assessments miscibility gap found at high temperatures in the original assessment[52]. Thus metallic liquid is given by the corner L parameter °GCr3+ :Va is obtained by the reciprocal reaction given as ° G LCr2+ :Va .

4. 54-55) values that were used for our optimization are written in italic letters.1. 4. In Table 4. The gas phase was not included in the calculation An enlargement of the phase diagram close to the CrO composition is presented in Fig. 4. 4. logarithmic) given.3.1. 67 . Fig.3 Calculated Cr-O phase diagram with oxygen isobars (Pa.1.1.1 (p.4 (next page).6 Results and discussion Phase diagram: The calculated phase diagram with oxygen isobars is shown in Fig.1.Thermodynamic assessments from Caplan and Fraser[48].

2 68 .497.[13] and an earlier experiment from Ol’shanskii and Shlepov[2] is slightly deviating from former optimizations. At a mole fraction of oxygen > 0. 4.1. 4. with experimental data and oxygen isobars (Pa. logarithmic) included The shape of the liquidus at the oxygen poor side of the miscibility gap resulting from the authors’ optimization relying on a single experimental datum from Toker et al. The calculated liquidus temperature of eskolaite in air is T = 2539 K.Thermodynamic assessments Fig. Fig.4 Enlargement of the calculated Cr-O phase diagram close to the CrO composition.1. in good agreement with the measurement from Bunting[7].497 it decomposes in a peritectic reaction at T = 1973 K forming Cr2O3 and liquid. Cr3O4 is formed at T = 1918 K by the eutectoid reaction Cr2 O3 + Cr + 1 2O2 → Cr3O4 .5 (next page) shows the calculated oxygen potential phase diagram of the Cr-O system with experimental log( pO ) data included. For the monotectic temperature of the reaction of Cr (bcc) and liquid the present authors calculate T = 2117 K. and for the eutectic one gets T=1938 K at a mole fraction of oxygen of 0.

4.5 Calculated oxygen potential phase diagram of the Cr-O system.6 Stability of Cr3O4 in the log( pO2 ) versus temperature diagram 69 .1.1. 4.Thermodynamic assessments Fig.[13] are particularly well reproduced by the authors’ optimization.6. 4. Fig.1. The stability of Cr3O4 is shown in the log( pO2 ) versus temperature diagram in Fig. with experimental log( pO2 ) data as a function of temperature from different studies The experimentally determined phase stabilities from Toker et al. The shape and size of the miscibility gap is speculative due to the lack of experimental data.

but it results simply from the extrapolation of experimental data from Matsui and Naito[45] on excess Cr as a function of pO down to the oxygen partial pressure at the Cr-Cr2O3 2 equilibrium following the proportionality given by the defect chemistry analysis in section 4.1. If the commonly used – however grubby – notation “Cr2O3-δ” is applied.1. The comparison of the calculated nonstoichiometry in Cr2+xO3 with the experimental data by Matsui and Naito[45] is given in Fig. The cation overstoichiometry resulting from the presented optimization might seem somewhat high.8 (next page). 70 .1. 4.7.08 at.Thermodynamic assessments The solubility of oxygen in Cr(bcc) is shown in Fig.4. logarithmic) included For the maximum solubility of oxygen in Cr(bcc) one calculates 0. 4. 4. the total charge of Cr is given by 6+2δ.098 at T = 1918 K.1. Fig. The maximum calculated δ = 0.7 Calculated oxygen solubility in Cr(bcc) with experimental data and oxygen isobars (Pa.% at T=1938 K.

Solid lines result from our accepted optimization without considering temperature dependence. The low nonstoichiometry data show a different slope than the higher nonstoichiometry data. and due to existing data at only three different temperatures from a single author it was decided not to optimize a temperature dependence giving GCRO0 = 108305 + GCR2O3 + 2 3GHSERCR . 71 .1. as the introduction of an additional defect species would be required to reproduce these.8) and leads to the reduced neutral endpoint being too stable at low temperatures.8 Optimized nonstoichiometry of Cr2+xO3 with the only available experimental data from Matsui and Naito[45] included. 4.1. The data at low oxygen nonstoichiometries were not used. Obviously the calculated results show a temperature dependence that is significantly stronger compared to the experiments. Considering a temperature dependence for the reduced neutral endpoint of the phase Cr2+xO3 gives values of GCRO0 = −202130 + 235T + GCR2O3 + 2 3GHSERCR (dotted lines in Fig. 4. Optimization of a temperature dependence is represented by dotted lines. Therefore.Thermodynamic assessments Fig. The solid lines correspond to the optimization that is accepted in this work.

72 .[33]. 4. which is in particularly good agreement with the data from Ramsey et al. For a metastable CrO phase we calculate Δ f.9 Comparison of calculated heat capacities of Cr2O3 with experimental data For the magnetic parameter β we calculate 3.0. 4. and for Tc we get 308. Cp.685 kJ mol-1. For Δ f. and for ° S298K (Cr2O3) we get 85 J K-1mol-1.9) are well represented by our assessment. and ° S298K = −79 J K -1 mol-1 based on the estimates of Shirokov[30]. and for ° S298K (Cr3O4) we get 175 J K-1mol-1.555 J K-1 mol-1.1.el° H 298K = −306 kJ mol-1 . These values for Cr3O4 deviate significantly from the results of Taylor and Dinsdale[41] who calculated Δ f ° H 298K (Cr3O4) = –1447.el° H 298K (Cr2O3) we calculate –1123 kJ mol-1. Fig. of the solid Cr2O3 phase (Fig. and ° S298K (Cr3O4) = 150.Thermodynamic assessments Thermodynamic Data: The heat capacities.1.el° H 298K (Cr3O4) we calculate –1402 kJ mol-1. For Δ f.6. which is very close to the results from Holzheid and O’Neill[21].

Hilty. 3. Trans. Y. K. United States Patent 6039788. melting points of MgO in a N2 atmosphere and of Cr2O3 in N2 and in air atmospheres. Metall. Nauk. Folkman. 947-49.N. 9. E. Rees.S. Bunting. pp. Grube. Soc.. it must be kept in mind that experimental data on the liquid miscibility gap are largely missing. Dokl. J. Y. V. pp. F. pp. Ribbe.L.. Deller. Zhang. 2. 6(6). Res.C. Foger. J. Ceram. Lam. The system palladium–chromium. SSSR. G. 7. Elektrochem. pp. R. W. Equilibrium phase relations and thermodynamics for the systems Cr-O and Fe-Cr-O in the temperature range 1500 to 1825 °C.P. 491-93. W. Thesis. 203(2). 73 . 1931. W. Acad. 1997. However. R.K.. Forgeng. Stand. Knabe. Badwal. 1943. R. The ternary system MgO-Al2O3-Cr2O3. 91(3). Melting and casting of high purity chromium with controlled oxygen content.Thermodynamic assessments 4.T. Nat. 1913..I. Brit. 6.N.. 315-18. J. and that a large variation of the measured melting points of eskolaite exists. Eng. Z. pp. Laboratory furnace for studies in controlled atmospheres. Peters.I.. R. Oxygen solubility and oxide phases in the FeCr-O system. pp. Am.P. Bur. 1936. J. Sci. Akad. 1978. Pennsylvania State University. P. 1953. Ol’shanskii. 1961. 8. Interaction between chromia forming alloy interconnects and air electrode of solid oxide fuel cells. J. Wash. McNally.Y. 123-55. Min.1.K. Sistema Cr-Cr2O3. R. S. N. 4. C. References 1.J. Shlepov. 253-68. 2000.W. Kanolt. pp. 99. Solid State Ionics. 3. 44(10). Melting points of some refractory oxides. 42(11). T.D. Ramprakash. Wilde. 10.F. Ceram. 1955. Phase equilibria in the system Cr2O3-Al2O3. 297-310. 42(7). Toker.7 Conclusions With the presented reassessment of the Cr-O system the authors are able to excellently describe available thermodynamic and phase diagram data with as few optimizing parameters as possible. D. I. 5. 561-64. 793-804 (in German). pp.H.

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Calphad. Andersson. Chromium manganese spinel MnyCr3-yO4 and its tetragonally distorted polymorph are described using the compound energy model. and (Mn1-yCry)1-xO are considered. 22. However.45 wt. thus substantially diminishing the triple phase boundary area for the normal oxygen reduction reaction at the cathode/electrolyte interface[4]. Sundman. Res. Also solid solutions of the phases (Cr1-yMny)2+xO3. B. 9(2). 569-78. 4. A. The Thermo-Calc databank system.O. 4.2 Thermodynamic assessment of the Mn-Cr-O system for SOFC materials E. 2006.[7].[8].8 wt. and Lee [9] 77 . pp.[5] observed that the formation of chromium manganese spinel layers on top of a Cr2O3 oxide scale on the surface of a Mn-containing ferritic stainless steel (Crofer22 APU) interconnect with 76. mobilization predominantly via the gas phase[3] of Cr originating from the alloy interconnect leads to the formation of Cr2+xO3 (eskolaite) and chromium manganese spinel MnyCr3-yO4 which block catalytically active sites as well as pores.% Fe.N.. Povoden et al. a consistent set of thermodynamic model parameters is optimized for the Cr-Mn-O system based on experimental data.6 wt. and L.% Mn resulted in an improvement of short-term SOFC operation.J. Gauckler Int. Jansson. 1985. Cr-O. The processes by which these protective oxide scales reduce the chromium poisoning and their effect on cell degradation during long-term SOFC operation are not well known yet. Relevance for solid oxide fuel cells is discussed. The thermodynamic data of the pure elements are taken from Dinsdale[6].1 Introduction For the planar design of SOFC the use of heat-resistant high chromium alloys has been promoted as a suitable alternative to earth alkaline doped LaCrO3 ceramic interconnect materials[1. By application of the CALPHAD method. Grundy. Mater.% Cr. 97. pp. Mn2-yCryO3. Povoden.2. and 0. Simner et al.Thermodynamic assessments 55. and Mn-Cr binaries from Grundy et al. and the data for the Mn-O. 153-90. and the liquid is described using the two-sublattice model for ionic liquids. J. B. We are contributing to the understanding of the underlying thermodynamics of these processes by assessing the MnCr-O system using the CALPHAD approach.2]. J.

2.2 Experimental Phase diagram data: Our calculated phase diagram of the MnOx-Cr2O3 system in air is shown in Figs.2. however all the binary oxides except pyrolusite (prl).2.1. β-hsm (βhausmannite) for the cubic and α-hsm (α-hausmannite) for the tetragonally distorted Mn3O4 endmember of the spinel solid solution. and 4. 4. 80) shows the calculated phase diagram at pO2 = 1×10-4 Pa .2 (p. show varying degrees of mutual solid solubility. In the case of cubic MnyCr3-yO4 both the trivalent cations of manganese and chromium show a remarkable preference to fill the octahedral sites marked with round brackets in above formulas[10]. Spinel containing a large amount of Mn3+ becomes tetragonally distorted on lowering the temperature as a consequence of the macroscopic Jahn-Teller effect that is caused by the distortion of the octahedral sites occupied by Mn3+[11].2. Normal spinel is given by the formula [A2+](B3+)2O4. No new ternary phases are found in the Mn-Cr-O system. 4. and liq for the liquid phase. 80).4 (p. mgs for Mn1-xO (manganosite) with dissolved Cr. Fig. The most prominent oxide phase in the Mn-Cr-O system is cubic chromium manganese spinel with the formula MnyCr3-yO4. bxb for Mn2O3 (bixbyite) with dissolved Cr. In this work we use the following abbreviations: β-spl for cubic chromium manganese spinel solid solution. bcc for chromium manganese alloy with bcc A2 structure. whereas spinel of the formula [B3+](A2+B3+)O4 with half of B on the tetrahedral sites – marked with angular brackets in the above formulas – is called inverse spinel. esk for Cr2+xO3 (eskolaite) with dissolved Mn.Thermodynamic assessments respectively. 79).2. 78 .3 (p. 4. MnO2. 4. α-spl for tetragonally distorted polymorph spinel solid solution.

1 Calculated pseudo-binary phase diagram of the system MnOx-Cr2O3 in air. 79 .2 Calculated pseudo-binary phase diagram of the system MnOx-Cr2O3 in air. 4. The gas phase was not included in the calculation. 4. The gas phase was not included in the calculation.2. Fig.Thermodynamic assessments Fig. with experimental data.2.

80 . Fig. with experimental data. showing the expanded stability field of β-spl + mgs. 4.2.4 Calculated pseudo-binary phase diagram of the system MnOx-Cr2O3 under strongly reducing conditions ( PO2 = 1×10-4 Pa ).3 Mn rich part of the calculated pseudo-binary phase diagram of the system MnOx-Cr2O3 in air. 4.2.Thermodynamic assessments Fig.

[13] and Pollert et al.2.2. 4.Thermodynamic assessments Speidel and Muan[12] present a phase diagram of the MnOx-Cr2O3 system in air in the temperature range 873 K to 2253 K resulting from the determination of phase equilibria using quenching techniques and X-ray and microscopic examination (Fig. but it is lower than the findings from Speidel and Muan[12]. This value is in agreement with the result from Geller and Espinosa[16]. Pollert et al. 80. Tanahashi et al.5. Golikov et al. 4. From the absence of changes of the lattice parameters of esk in equilibrium with β-spl annealed at T = 1105 K and 1620 K in air compared to pure Cr2O3 they conclude that the solubility of Mn in (Cr2-yMny)1+xO3 is low and does not depend significantly on temperature. 79). and β-spl + esk + liq in equilibrium at T = 2243 ± 20 K. The solubility limit of Cr in Mn2-yCryO3 is measured by these authors to be y = 0.2. 81 .2.[13] studied the MnOx-Cr2O3 system using quenching techniques and high temperature X-ray diffractometry in air in the temperature range from T = 973 K to 1673 K. They estimate a minimum temperature of T = 773 K for the stability of β-spl.[14.[14]. 79 and 4.[17] investigated the compositions of coexisting β-spl + mgs and β-spl + esk from pO = 2×10-6 to 2×102 Pa at T = 1873 K thus determining the range of solid solubility of 2 β-spl by quenching techniques under controlled CO-CO2 atmosphere (Fig. They report a minimum temperature of β-spl stability of T = 973 K and lower solubility of Cr in tetragonally distorted MnyCr3-yO4 and of Cr in Mn2-yCryO3.14 at T = 1105 K in air. 4.15] studied phase stabilities in the MnOx-Cr2O3 system in the temperature range from T = 1100 K to 1620 K in air by means of X-ray measurement of annealed samples. They find β-spl + α-spl + bxb coexisting in equilibrium at T = 1183 ± 5 K. Their resulting phase diagram is in considerable disagreement with the findings of Speidel and Muan[12]. The Mn solubility in (Cr2-yMny)1+xO3 reported from Speidel and Muan[12] is significantly higher than it is found by Golikov et al. They consider the solubility limit of Mn in (Cr1-yMny)2+xO3 to be negligible.42 at oxygen partial pressure >> 20000 Pa. Pollert et al.2. p. p. next page).3. p.[14] report a solubility limit of y = 1. Their data are shown in Figs.2.

and mgs in equilibrium with β-spl in the pseudo-binary MnOx-Cr2O3 system as a function of oxygen partial pressures at T = 1073 K. and 1873 K. and significantly increasing Cr solubility in cubic MnyCr3-yO4 with decreasing oxygen partial pressure (Fig.Thermodynamic assessments Fig.5). 4.2. In order to identify the equilibrium compositions.5 Cr contents of β-spl in equilibrium with mgs. 1473 K. As the compositions of mgs 2 solid solution are located on the line connecting Mn1-xO with CrO in the ternary phase 82 . From this result Tanahashi et al. each phase in the quenched specimens was subjected to electron probe microanalysis (EPMA). β-spl in equilibrium with esk. They found almost unchanging solubility of Cr in (Mn1-yCry)1-xO from pO = 2×10-6 to 2 ×102 Pa at T = 1873 K. Phase relations were verified using X-ray diffraction. 4. which increases slightly with increasing oxygen partial pressure. They found increasing Mn solubility in cubic MnyCr3-yO4 at oxygen partial pressure higher than 2 ×10-2 Pa . The compositions of β-spl are located on a line connecting MnCr2O4 with β-hsm in the ternary plot.2.[17] conclude that Mn is dissolved in cubic MnyCr3-yO4 in the form of Mn3O4. esk in equilibrium with β-spl. Experimental data are included. They report small solubility of Mn in (Cr1-yMny)2+xO3 at pO2 = 2×10-6 .

There are no data on oxygen nonstoichiometry of MnyCr3-yO4.6). 1173 K.2.1 to 10-13 Pa (Fig.[18] investigated the composition changes of the two phase equilibrium β-spl + mgs at T = 1073 K.Thermodynamic assessments diagram. these authors conclude that chromium oxide dissolves in (Mn1-yCry)1-xO in the form of CrO. 4.2. p. single solid solution phase equilibria (heavy lines).% at T = 1323 K performing an isopiestic experiment (Fig. 4. two-phase fields and three-phase fields. Three-phase field boundaries are denoted with thin solid lines.2 cat.6 Ternary phase diagram of the system Cr-Mn-O with stoichiometric single phase equilibria (points).5. For the invariant three phase equilibrium mgs + β-spl + bcc Ranganathan and Hajra[19] measured the Mn content in bcc to be 25. 4. and 1273 ± 5 K in the oxygen partial pressure range from 0. Bobov et al. Also the experimental result on the three phase equilibrium MnO + MnCr2O4 + bcc from Ranganathan[19] is plotted. 83 . Fig. 82). Dotted lines are tie lines.2.

8 do not show Jahn–Teller distortion at room temperatures.[20] derive Δ f °GMnCr2O4 = –958 ± 8 kJ mol-1 from liquid Mn.MnyAl3-yO4 solid solutions formed from Cr2O3-Al2O3 mixtures at T = 1873 K.5 in Mn0. p.5AlO2 = AlO1.Cr3+)2O4 this corresponds to a minimum concentration of [Mn3+] = 0.4 for the formation of α-spl. With decreasing Mn-content the temperature for the transition decreases (Fig.5 + Mn0. Thermodynamic data: Cubic spinel (β-spl): Only values for the standard Gibbs energy of formation of β-spl of the composition MnCr2O4 β-spl are published.5AlO2 and AlO1.5CrO2 obtained from a previous study[23] they derive ΔG of the reaction CrO1.2.[11] investigated the martensitic α-spl → β-spl transition temperatures. 79). and remain β-spl. solid Cr and oxygen at T = 1873 K in the pO range from 2×10-6 to 1.2.Thermodynamic assessments Holba et al. Samples with y < 1. Tanahashi et al.2) (4. which is equivalent to Δf G of 1 2(Δ f GMnCr2O4 − Δ f GMnAl2O4 ) .1) β-spl Using compiled Δf °GMnO and Δf °GCr2O3 [21] they calculate Δ f °GMnCr2O4 from its oxides to be –59 ± 8 kJ mol-1. This means that the Gibbs energy of formation of β-spl of the composition MnCr2O4 from its 84 .5 in Mn0. enthalpies and entropies of MnyCr3-yO4 samples annealed at T = 1723 K using X-ray analysis and DTA measurement. 4.2. Tsai and Muan[22] experimentally determined compositions of coexisting MnyCr3-yO4 .3) β-spl to be –10 kJ mol-1 at T = 1873 K. We recalculate this value using the most recently assessed Δf °GMnO [7] and Δ f °GCr2O3 [8] β-spl values at T = 1873 K giving Δ f °GMnCr2O4 = –66 ± 8 kJ mol-1.5CrO2 (4. Giving α-spl the formula [Mn2+](Mn3+.5×10-4 Pa from the 2 standard Gibbs free energy changes of the reactions Mn (in molten Fe) + 2 Cr (in molten Fe) +2 O2(g) = MnCr2O4 and Mn (in molten Cu) + 2 Cr (s) + 2O2(g) = MnCr2O4 (4.2.2. From these data and the activities of CrO1.5 + Mn0.

Δ f °GMnAl2O4 = –32. ΔΗ α β = 18810 J mol-1. 4. Tsai and Muan[22] chose the value determined by Lenev and Novokhatskiy[24].6 kJ mol-1 at T = 1873 K.7 Calculated Gibbs energy of formation of β-spl of the composition MnCr2O4 as a function of temperature.0 kJ mol-1 at T=1523 K.1 kJ mol-1.7. Filled symbols correspond to originally reported literature data.[15] present thermodynamic data on the transition of α-spl to β-spl. Biggers[28] by using the same technique as Tsai and Muan β-spl MnO-Cr2O3 system found Δ f °GMnCr2O4 = –59. and ΔS α β = 13 J K-1 mol-1. 85 . [22] in the CoO- β-spl The spread of Δ f °GMnCr2O4 values resulting from different studies and our recalculations is shown in Fig.1 kJ mol-1.2. unfilled symbols correspond to recalculated values. 4. –46.6 kJ mol-1 β-spl giving Δ f °GMnCr2O4 = –52. Tetragonally distorted spinel (α-spl): Pollert et al. According to these authors the transition of pure α-hsm to β-hsm takes place at T=1445 K.4 ± 10 kJ mol-1. and –36.2. with experimental data and error bars. Fig.Thermodynamic assessments oxides using this calculation technique depends on the value of Δf °GMnAl2O4 . Using other values for Δ f °GMnAl2O4 reported β-spl in the literature[25-27] leads to deviating Δ f °GMnCr2O4 of –34.

As the degree of inversity of β-spl is very low[10]. They propose small polaron hopping between Mn3+ and Mn4+ on the octahedral sites as mechanism for the electrical conductivity. 2 4 2 4 86 .8].Cr2+](Cr3+.Thermodynamic assessments 4.[34] measured the electrical conductivity of β-spl.3 Thermodynamic modeling Cubic spinel (β-spl): There is experimental evidence on the presence of Cr2+ in β-spl as the Cr endmember of β-spl was found to be a stable phase in a small temperature range[29.Mn3+)2O4 using the compound energy model[31–33].4) This endmember is considerably more stable than the endmember of the formula [Cr2+](Mn3+)2O4. However there is no experimental data quantifying the amount of Mn4+ in β-spl. The Gibbs energy of the endmember of the formula [Mn2+](Cr3+)2O4 is given by the expression ° Cr O β-spl β-hsm G[Mn 2+ ](Cr3+ ) O = 2 3 °G[Cr32+ 4](Cr3+ ) O + 1 3 °G[Mn 2+ ](Mn3+ ) O + Aβ-spl + Bβ-splT 2 4 2 4 2 4 (4.Mn2+. and [Cr2+](Cr3+)2O4 that corresponds to Cr3O4 are taken from the assessed binaries[7.Mn3+. To maintain electroneutrality Mn2+ is formed on the octahedral sites resulting in a charge disproportionation reaction. so we stick to the less complex description without Mn2+ and Mn4+ on the octahedral sites.Cr2+](Cr3+.2. In our CALPHAD assessment the °G values of all compounds are given relative to the enthalpy of selected reference states for the elements at T = 298.5) The Gibbs energy of the reciprocal reaction is taken to be zero. Thus the endmember ° β-spl β-spl G[Cr 2+ ](Mn3+ ) O becomes less stable the more stable °G[Mn 2+ ](Cr3+ ) O becomes.30]. This state is denoted SER (Stable Element Reference). The Gibbs energies of the endmembers [Mn2+](Mn3+)2O4 that corresponds to β-hsm. Lu et al. β-spl can therefore be described by the simple formula [Mn2+.Mn4+)2O4. All endmembers of our model β-spl are neutral.2. We define this last endmember using a reciprocal relation ° Cr O β-spl β-hsm β-spl G[Cr2+ ](Mn3+ ) O = °G[Cr32+ 4](Cr3+ ) O + 1 3 °G[Mn 2+ ](Mn3+ ) O − °G[Mn2+ ](Cr3+ ) O 2 4 2 4 2 4 2 4 (4.15 K and p = 105 Pa[6].2. Considering these findings an alternative description of β-spl would read [Mn2+. In our description we further go along with the presumption that the amount of oxygen vacancies may be neglected.

14. It is very unlikely that trivalent cations are incorporated into the tetrahedral sites of α-spl.Va)(O2-).15]. and the Gibbs energy of (Cr3+)2(O2-)3 is given by ° bxb esk G(Cr3+ ) O = °G(Cr3+ ) 2 3 2 (Va)1 (O 2. The Gibbs energy of [Mn2+](Mn3+)2O4 is equal to α-hsm.) 3 + Abxb (4.34] show that α-spl is stabilized at high Mn contents. This is a reasonable assumption as the radii of these ions are very similar[35]. Using this description the solubility of Cr in function of oxygen partial pressure experimentally determined by Tanahashi[17] could not be reproduced correctly.Mn3+)2O4 to describe α-spl. Hence.Thermodynamic assessments Tetragonally distorted spinel (α-spl): The transformation of β-spl to α-spl is due to the Jahn-Teller distortion of the octahedral sites occupied by trivalent Mn ions leading to the tetragonal structure of α-spl[11.[7]. Manganosite (mgs): Based on the proposed incorporation of Cr into (Mn1-yCry)1-xO in the form of CrO[15] we tested a description of mgs given by (Mn2+. and the Cr solubility in tetragonally distorted MnyCr3-yO4 does not extend beyond MnCr2O4.Mn3+. Experiments[11.2.Cr3+. whereas for ordering due to Jahn–Teller distortion the opposite holds. The Gibbs energy of the endmember (Mn3+)2(O2-)3 is taken from Grundy et al.Mn3+.6) Bixbyite (bxb): Geller and Espinosa[16] postulate the incorporation of Cr into Mn2-yCryO3 by a simple substitution mechanism between Cr3+ and Mn3+.Va)(O2-) leads to far more satisfactory 87 . the two endmembers of α-spl read [Mn2+](Mn3+)2O4 and [Mn2+](Cr3+)2O4. The incorporation of chromium of valencies other than three is mentioned nowhere in literature.7) The experimental data could be reproduced without the optimization of a temperature dependent parameter.Cr3+)2(O2-)3.Cr2+. (Mn2+. Due to these considerations we may write [Mn2+](Cr3+.2.15. as the degree of inversity is increasing with higher temperature. The Gibbs energy of [Mn2+](Cr3+)2O4 is given by ° Cr O α-spl α-hsm G[Cr2+ ](Mn3+ ) O = 2 3 °G[Cr32+ 4](Cr3+ ) O + 1 3 °G[Mn 2+ ](Mn3+ ) O + Aα-spl + B α-splT 2 4 2 4 2 4 (4. Thus we may describe bxb as (Mn3+.

Eskolaite (esk): Pollert et al. 4.Mn3+)2(Cr3+. The Gibbs energy of (Mn3+)2(Cr3+)1(O2-)3 is given by 88 .2.[7]. The Gibbs energy of the neutral endpoint ( Cr 3+ 2/3 Va1/3 ) O is given by 2 3 °G mgs + 1 3 °G mgs + RT (1 3ln1 3 + 2 3ln 2 3) and based on the Gibbs energy of 1 mole of (Va )O1 3 (Cr3+ )O1 mgs Gas esk.)3 Gas − 1 3 °GO − 3 2 RT (1 3ln1 3 + 2 3ln 2 3) + Amgs 2 (4.2.Va)1(O2-)3.2. These experiments also provide evidence against Cr being incorporated interstitially.[14] postulate the incorporation of trivalent Mn ions into (Cr1-yMny)2+xO3.Thermodynamic assessments reproduction of these data. With this description we are in agreement with O’Keefe and Valigi[36] who observe a decrease in the lattice parameter of mgs compared to undoped Mn1-xO providing strong support for the assumption that it is Cr3+ that is substituting the much larger Mn2+ ion and which is forcing the lattice to contract.Cr2+. Using °G(Va)O1 = 1 °GO2 the following expression for the parameter °G mgs is obtained 3+ 2 (Cr )O1 ° G mgs = 1 2 °G esk 3+ 3+ (Cr )O1 (Cr )2 (Va)1 (O2. Agreeing with these authors we model the solubility of Mn by (Cr3+. 4.8.8) The Gibbs energies of the three other endmembers are taken from Grundy et al. The model description of mgs is shown in Fig. Fig.8 Geometrical representation of the mgs phase described using the compound energy model.

1 (pp.Mn2+)p(O2-.2. and Lee[9]. Mn3+.9) and the Gibbs energy of (Mn3+)2(Va)1(O2-)3 by ° G esk3+ (Mn )2 (Va)1O3 = °G bxb3+ (Mn )2 (O2.[8]. Cr-Mn alloys: We describe the oxygen solubility in bcc by an interstitial solution model of the form (Cr. Experimental data on the oxygen solubility in pure bcc A2 chromium metal[37] were used for the description of (Cr)1(O.Mn)1(O. 90-92).Cr2+. Liquid: We model the liquid phase as (Cr3+.)3 + °GCr SER + Aesk (4.2. 89 . The descriptions of further alloy phases are taken from[9].[7].)3 + Aesk (4.[8]. 4.2.4 Optimization of parameters The complete set of optimized thermodynamic parameters describing the Mn-Cr-O system is given in Table 4.2.Va)3[8]. No data are reported for the oxygen solubility in pure bcc A2 manganese metal.10) We take the Gibbs energies of the other endmembers from Povoden et al.Thermodynamic assessments ° G esk3+ (Mn )2 (Cr3+ )1O3 = °G bxb3+ (Mn )2 (O2. Assuming low oxygen solubility in bcc bcc manganese metal we give a large value to the endmember °GMn:O . Povoden et al.Va)3. The liquidus temperature is optimized using the interaction .The binary interaction parameters are taken from Grundy et al.Mn3+ :O2- [38.Vaq-)q using the two-sublattice model for ionic liquids parameter 0 Lliq3+ Cr .39] .

Thermodynamic assessments Table 4.543 32.Mn 2+ :Va q1 liq Cr 2+ .1 Thermodynamic description of the Cr-Mn-O system a) Element Element Reference Mass H298 .− H Mn = GMN_L[7] liq SER GMn3+ :Va q.− 2 H Mn − 2H O = 2GMN1O1_L[8] 0 liq Cr 2+ :O2.0 23.Va q1 liq Mn 2+ :O 2.999 4050.Va q.6 0 liq Mn 2+ :O 2.H0 S298 Cr Mn O Liquid (liq) BCC_A2 CBCC_A12 ½ mol O2 51.Cr 3+ .2. q = 2 yCr 2+ + 2 yMn 2+ + 3 yCr3+ + 3 yMn3+ ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° liq SER GCr 2+ :Va q.Mn 3+ ) p (O 2.− 2 H Cr − 2H O = 2GCR1O1_L[9] liq SER GMn 2+ :Va q.)q p = 2 yO2.− H Cr = GCR_L[9] liq SER GCr3+ :Va q.+ qyVa .− 2 H Mn − 3H O = GMN2O3_L[8] liq SER SER GMn 2+ :O2.Mn 3+ :O 2- L Bcc A2 alloy (bcc) (Mn.Cr)1 (Va.− H Mn = 2GMN_L[7] + GMN2O3_L[8] − 3GMN1O1_L[8] liq SER SER GMn3+ :O2.Mn 2+ :Va q- L 0 liq Cr 3+ ..9479T = −188487..Mn 3+ :O 2.0 4341.008 102.Va q- L L 0 liq Cr 2+ ...6587T = 504 + 0.938 15.Va q- L 0 liq Mn 2+ ..Va q- L L = 121000[9] = 129519[8] = −45459[8] = −33859 [8] = −15009 + 13.O)3 90 .Mn 2+ .52 (Cr 2+ .0 4996.− 2 H Cr − 3H O = GCR2O3_L[9] liq SER SER GCr 2+ :O2.− H Cr = 2GCR_L + GCR2O3_L[9] − 3GCR1O1_L[9] liq SER SER GCr3+ :O2.996 54.

)1 ° ° ° mgs SER SER GMn 2+ :O 2.− 3H Cr − 3H O = GCRO0[9] + 1 GHSERCR [7] − 5.− 2 H Mn − H Cr − 3H O = GMN2O3[8] + GHSERCR [7] + 39503 esk SER SER GMn 3+ :Va:O 2.− 2 H Cr − 3H O = GCR2O3[9] esk SER SER GCr 3+ :Cr3+ :O 2.2923T 3 esk SER SER GCr 2+ :Va:O 2.Mn 3+ :O 2- L Bixbyite (bxb) (Mn 3+ .− 2 H Mn − 3H O = GMN2O3[8] bxb SER SER GCr 3+ :O 2.117( yCr − yMn )8 ][10] β bcc = −0.6 yCr 2+ :Cr3+ :O2esk Tcesk = 308.72035( yCr − yMn ) 2 − 1.− H Cr − H O = 0.8766[8] = 46513. Cr 3+ .Thermodynamic assessments ° ° ° ° bcc SER GCr:Va − H Cr = GHSERCR [7] bcc SER GMn:Va − H Mn = GHSERMN[7] bcc SER SER GCr:O − H Cr − 3H O = GHSERCR [7] + 3GHSEROO[7] + 243T bcc SER SER GMn:O − H Mn − 3H O = GHSERMN[7] + 3GHSEROO[7] 0 bcc Cr.5GCR2O3[9] + 71549.2923T 3 esk SER SER SER GMn 3+ :Cr3+ :O2.Cr 3+ ) 2 (O 2.Mn:Va L 0 bcc Cr:O.Mn 3+ ) 2 (Cr 3+ .− 2 H Mn − 3H O = GMN2O3[8] + 39503 ° ° ° Magnetic contribution[9] p = 0.Mn 3+ .1853365T 0 mgs Mn 2+ .48643 − 0.7339T [10] = −9162 + 4.)3 ° bxb SER SER GMn 3+ :O2.93265( yCr − yMn ) 4 ][10] Manganosite (mgs) (Mn 2+ .Mn 3+ :O 2- L = −42104.6 yCr 2+ :Va:O2- :O 22- esk β esk = 3 yCr :Va:O Cubic spinel (β-spl) 91 .4 Tcbcc = −311.4183T [10] 1 bcc Cr.93845T mgs SER SER GMn 3+ :O2.6 yCr3+ :Cr3+ :O2esk β esk = 3 yCr :Cr 3+ 3+ 3+ :O 22- T esk c = 308.5 yCr − 580 yMn + yCr yMn [−1325 − 1133( yCr − yMn ) 2 − 10294( yCr − yMn ) 4 + 26706( yCr − yMn ) 6 − 28.Va)1 (O 2.− H Mn − H O = GMN1O1[8] mgs SER SER GCr 3+ :O 2.Mn:Va L = −20328 + 18.27 yMn + yCr yMn [0.5213 − 22. Cr 3+ .6 y esk Cr 3+ :Va:O 2- esk β esk = 3 yCr :Va:O esk β esk = 3 yCr :Cr 2+ 2+ 3+ esk Tcesk = 308.− H Mn − H O = GMN1O1[8] − 21883.− 2 H Cr − 3H O = GCR2O3[9] + 3459 ° Eskolaite (esk) (Cr 2+ .1533[8] 1 mgs Mn 2+ .28 esk Tcesk = 308.Va L = −709542[9] p = 0.3 − 7.)3 ° ° ° esk SER SER GCr 3+ :Va:O 2.008 yCr − 0.Va)1 (O 2.− 3H Cr − 3H O = GCR2O3[9] + GHSERCR [7] esk SER SER GCr 2+ :Cr3+ :O 2.− 2 H Cr − 3H O = GCRO0[9] − 2 GHSERCR [7] − 5.

2.31451 J mol-1 K-1.2.4.105 from Speidel and Muan[12] to optimize Aβ-spl and Bβ-spl in Eq.4 and 0 liq L Cr3+ .) 4 ° α-spl SER SER SER GMn 2+ :Cr 3+ :O 2.2.− H Mn − 2 H Cr − 4H O = GTSPINEL α-spl SER SER GMn 2+ :Mn 3+ :O 2.69T GTSPINEL = 2 GCR3O4+ 1 GMN3O4[8] 3 3 −200941.2. 4.Mn3+ :O2- .4 and 0 Lliq3+ . Further we use – with lower weights – the temperature of the two phase equilibrium β-spl + liq at X(Cr) = 0.Cr 2+ )1 (Cr 3+ .− 3H Mn − 4H O = GMN3O4[8] ° Functions GSPINEL = 2 GCR3O4+ 1 GMN3O4B[8] 3 3 −210795. PARROT takes into account all sorts of thermodynamic and phase diagram data simultaneously. The program minimizes the sum of squared errors between the experimentally determined phase diagram and thermodynamic data and the corresponding calculated data. 4. we selectively adjust the relative weight of each experimental data point and exclude data that are inconsistent with the majority of the data points during the optimization procedure.5+61. 4.− 3H Mn − 4H O = GMN3O4B[8] β-spl SER SER SER GCr 2+ :Mn 3+ :O 2.− H Mn − 2 H Cr − 4H O = GSPINEL β-spl SER SER GCr 2+ :Cr 3+ :O 2.− H Cr − 2 H Mn − 4H O = GCR3O4+GMN3O4B[8] -GSPINEL Tetragonally distorted spinel (α-spl) (Mn 2+ )1 (Cr 3+ .4 and Aα-spl and Bα-spl in Eq.) 4 ° ° ° ° β-spl SER SER SER GMn 2+ :Cr 3+ :O2..%) and α-spl is used to optimize Aβ-spl and Bβ-spl in Eq. As the use of all the experimental data in a simultaneous least square calculation often leads to divergence. mol.4 we use the Δ f °GMnCr2O4 value derived from Tsai and Muan[23] using Δ f °GMnAl2O4 from Kim and McLean[25] and the composition of bcc in equilibrium with β-spl and mgs reported by Ranganathan and Hajra[19].Mn 3+ ) 2 (O 2.9+75.Mn3+ :O2. Further the melting temperature of β-spl in air found by Speidel and Muan[12] is used to optimize Aβ-spl and Bβ-spl in Eq.− 3H Cr − 4H O = GCR3O4[9] β-spl SER SER GMn 2+ :Mn 3+ :O 2. and we use data on the solubility of Cr in MnyCr3-yO4 at T=1873 K under varying 92 . The temperature found from Speidel and Muan[12] for Cr the two phase equilibrium of Mn rich β-spl (Mn = 94. K.7 cat.Thermodynamic assessments (Mn 2+ . 4.Mn 3+ ) 2 (O 2.1T a) Note: All parameters are in SI units: J. β-spl To optimize the parameters Aβ-spl and Bβ-spl in Eq. The optimization of the thermodynamic parameters is performed using the PARROT module of the Thermo Calc[40] database system. Pa: R = 8. 4.2. All these data are given a high weight.

β-spl is stable in a large temperature range from T = 513 K to 2243 K and from X(Cr) = 0 to X(Cr) = 0.% at T = 668 K in air.4. 82). Single phase α-spl is stable in a small T–X(Cr) range from T = 1153 K to 1441 K and X(Cr) = 0 to 0. 4.2.7 is optimized using data on the solubility of Cr in Mn2-yCryO3 from Pollert[14].10 data on the solubility of Mn in (Cr1-yMny)2+xO3 from Pollert et al.5.2.2.4. 82 are used. bxb is stable from T = 694 K to 1154 K in air.[17] are used (Fig. 4.6. Abxb in Eq.054 in air. 79 shows the temperature dependence of the diffusionless transformation of α-spl to β-spl. and Aα-spl and Bα-spl in Eq. 79. 4.65 prl and β-spl coexist in air. 4. and data from Pollert et al. 4.2. 4. 4.3.992 at 1203 K in air. for Amgs in Eq.2.3.Thermodynamic assessments oxygen partial pressures from Tanahashi et al. 4. 80) to optimize Aβ-spl and Bβ-spl in Eq.2. The maximum Cr solubility in Mn2-yCryO3 is 23 cat. β-spl and esk coexist from X(Cr) = 0. From T = 513 K to 668 K and maximum X(Cr) = 0.5 Results Phase diagram data: The calculated phase diagram of the pseudo-binary system MnOx-Cr2O3 in air is shown in Figs. p. p.2.2.[14] on the two phase equilibrium β-spl + bxb in air (Fig.[17] shown in Fig.23 in air. Temperature data from Speidel and Muan[12] and Pollert et al. The two-phase field bxb + α-spl is only found in a very small area at about 1150 K. We use data from Holba et al.2. p. The maximum Mn solubility in (Cr1-yMny)2+xO3 is 0. 4.175 at T = 1156 K.2.2.2.2.2.2. 4.2.[11] on the temperature dependence of the diffusionless transformation of α-spl to β-spl shown in Fig. In Fig. 4.2. p. 4. 4.[14] shown in Fig.2. 80 the Mn rich part of the diagram is shown in detail. p.2. p. p. 4.[14] on the phase equilibria α-spl + β-spl and α-spl + β-spl + bxb are used to optimize Aβ-spl and Bβ-spl in Eq.9 and 4.66 to 0. αspl coexists with β-spl from X(Cr) = 0 at T = 1441 K to X(Cr) = 0.% at 2243 K in air.2. 4. 4. 4. 79 and Fig.4. and for Aesk in Eq. This two-phase field expands under more reducing conditions which can be seen in the calculated phase diagram of 93 .6.2. The dotted line in Fig. At pO2 = 400 Pa it starts to form in equilibrium with β-spl in a small area at the Mn-rich side of the MnOx-Cr2O3 system around T = 1840 K.2.8 data on the solubility of Cr in (Mn1-yCry)1-xO from Tanahashi et al. p. and Aα-spl and Bα-spl in Eq. 79 to optimize Aβ-spl and Bβ-spl in Eq.1 and 4.2 cat.5.2.2. prl coexists with esk at T < 513 K in air. mgs is not stable in air. p. 82. prl + bxb is stable in a small area from T = 668 K to 694 K and X(Cr) = 0 to 0.67 in air.5. 4.

p.2. 83 the stable alloy phases of the system are plotted in addition to the oxides based on the assessment of the binary Cr-Mn system from Lee[9]. Isothermal sections of the Cr2O3-MnO-MnO2 system at different temperatures are plotted in Fig.2.[17] on the solubility of Cr in the phases of the two phase equilibria mgs + β-spl and esk + β-spl at 1873 K.9 (next page).[18] were not used for the optimization. 82 experimental and calculated solubility data of Cr in mgs + β-spl. and Mn in esk + β-spl are presented. 4. 80.5. In Fig. and from Bobov et al. p.6. The data from Bobov et al. and 1273 K in function of log(pO2 ) are compared to the calculated results from this work. Experimental data from Tanahashi et al. 4. 1173 K.Thermodynamic assessments the pseudo-binary MnOx-Cr2O3 system at an oxygen partial pressure of 1×10-4 Pa in Fig. 4. 94 . 4.[18] on the solubility of Cr in the phases of the two phase equilibria mgs + β-spl at T = 1073 K.2.2. p.4. In the isothermal phase diagram of the Mn-Cr-O system at T = 1323 K of Fig.

Three-phase field boundaries are denoted with thin lines. 4. and single solid solution phase equilibria are heavy lines. Dotted lines are tielines.Thermodynamic assessments Fig.2. 95 . Stoichiometric single phase equilibria are points.9 Isothermal sections of the ternary system Cr2O3-MnO-MnO2 showing oxide and liquid evolution as a function of temperature and composition.

4. and the two-phase fields prl + bxb. At this temperature small oxygen nonstoichiometry of esk is apparent. Fig.2.[18] on the other hand cannot be reproduced. At T = 1873 K we get Δ f °GMnCr2O4 = –34388 J mol-1.7.6 Discussion Phase diagram data: Our assessed phase diagram is in rough agreement with the findings from Speidel and Muan[12]. 4.2 (p. 4. 80).2. 82 agrees well with the results from Tanahashi et al. °SMnCr2O4 = 116 J mol-1 K-1. 95) represents the phase relations of the oxides and the evolution of liquid formation. 79). 4.15 K. and β-spl Δ f °GMnCr2O4 = –1634017 J mol at T = 298. and Fig.2.[11] (Fig. 4.[19] as shown in Figs.2. The three-phase regions prl + esk + bxb and bxb + esk + β-spl.Thermodynamic assessments Thermodynamic data: The calculated enthalpy. Our assessed phase diagram is in excellent agreement with the findings of Pollert et al.9 b).2.15] and Ranganathan et al. For both cases Speidel and Muan[12] mention the speculative character of their phase diagram due to the lack of experimental data. and mgs + β-spl dominate the system in a wide temperature range from T=1200 K to 1900 K (Figs. 4.2. p. but it increases at elevated 96 . Our calculated T0 line for the diffusionless transformation of α-spl → β-spl is in perfect agreement with experiments by Holba et al. The results from Bobov et al.21 %. 4. entropy and Gibbs energy of formation of β-spl of the composition β-spl β-spl MnCr2O4 from the elements is Δf °H MnCr2O4 = –1599421 J mol-1.9 a) disappear.9 (p.2.2. p. 79). At T=1700 K α-spl is no longer stable and the three-phase regions mgs + α-spl + β-spl and bxb + α-spl + β-spl (Fig.338 T with an error of ± 0. β-spl + bxb. 85. and Δf °G α-spl = –1625681 J mol-1 at T = 298.5.2.9 a to c). 4. Large deviations of our calculated phase diagram from the phase diagram presented by these authors concern the stability of the liquid and phase stabilities at low temperatures.15 K. The calculated temperature dependence of the -1 Gibbs energy of formation of of β-spl of the composition MnCr2O4 from the oxides MnO and β-spl Cr2O3 is shown in Fig. In the β-spl temperature range from 1050 to 1800 K Δ f °GMnCr2O4 from the oxides is given by the term –89167 + 29. For α-spl of the composition MnCr2O4 we calculate Δ f °H α-spl = –1596517 J mol-1. p.3 (p. 4.6 (p. ° α-spl S = 98 J mol-1K-1. The calculated dependence of β-spl solid solubility on oxygen partial pressures shown in Fig.[17].[14. The oxygen nonstoichiometry of mgs is yet insignificant (Fig. 4. 4.2. 83).2.2.

2.9 d). 4. Hence.6. The occurrence of other Cr-Mn phases in the protective scales formed during thermal exposure of Crofer 22 APU interconnects is not expected thermodynamically.2. 4.2. 4. p. and ΔSα β values for the transformation of α-spl to β-spl are very small.9 f).2. and the-three phase fields bxb + β-spl + liq and mgs + β-spl + liq emerge (Fig. 83. 4.[12]. 4.9 d).7 Applications on SOFC Due to the large stability range of β-spl and esk in air it is not realistic to prevent the formation of these unwanted phases under oxidizing conditions at the cathode side of SOFC operated with high Cr alloy interconnects and LSM cathode.[42] found that the electrical conductivity of chromium manganese spinel increases with increasing Mn-content.2. Our assessed ΔHα β and ΔSα β values for the transition of α-hsm to β-hsm compare β favorably with the values reported by Holba et al.2.9 c). 4. The problem of the application of synthesized Mn-rich α-spl on the interconnect for the purpose of combining a decrease of Cr evaporation with enhanced electrical conductivity is that α-spl will with time tend towards its stable composition of MnCr2O4. In a thermodynamic view the formation of β-sp with the composition MnCr2O4 (Point A in Fig. p. The calculated ΔHα needed for the transformation to take place. Thermodynamic data: β-spl β-spl Our calculated Δ f °GMnCr2O4 value at T = 1873 K is in agreement with the Δ f °GMnCr2O4 value spl derived from Tsai and Muan[22] using Δ f °GMnAl2O4 from Kim and McLean[25].2.2. which is at point A in Fig.6. At T = 1900 K phase relations become more complex due to incipient melting (Fig. indicating that only very little energy is 4.Thermodynamic assessments temperatures becoming apparent at T = 2000 K (Fig. Recently Qu et al. This is obvious from Fig. The composition of Crofer22 APU alloy is close to the Cr-corner of the Mn-Cr-O phase diagram. p.2.[5] must be kinetically controlled. 83 associated with decreasing 97 . At T = 2400 K the only remaining stable solid phases are esk and prl (Fig. 4. 84) on Crofer22 APU alloy is expected under SOFC operating conditions. 4. At T = 1900 K liquid is formed at the Mn-rich side of the system.6. the formation of a protective Cr2O3 single phase layer followed by a chromium manganese spinel on Mn bearing interconnects as it is observed by Simner et al.9 c). Even more three phase regions due to increasing liquid formation start to exist at T = 2000 K (Fig.

Solid State Ionics. 2. Gasteiger (Eds. Quadakkers. 1037.2. which is very close to the experimental findings of several authors. Handbook of Fuel Cells – Fundamentals. Vol.A.P.). Singheiser. p.S. John Wiley & Sons. K. K.W. 2003. p. 1994. °S. K. Our Thermo Calc[40] dataset resulting from the presented CALPHAD modeling of the Mn-CrO system allows the calculation of phase stabilities. All features of the system are well described with the optimization of only 8 additional optimization parameters.8 Conclusions Due to the lack of inversity and oxygen nonstoichiometry of spinel we chose a model description of β-spl and α-spl without the introduction of vacancies into the spinel structure. pp. in: U.). 4. 703. Hilpert. and we present well-founded Δf°H. Recalculating old experiments using new thermodynamic data together with phase diagram data we achieved a description. Solid State Ionics. Foger. Ramprakash. Miller.J. Bossel (Ed.Thermodynamic assessments electrical conductivity. Fergus. Nickel. and Δf°G data for β-spl and α-spl. Zhang. Lanthanum chromite-based materials for solid oxide fuel cell interconnects. Lamm. and the only available -1 β-spl Δ f °GMnCr2O4 values are spread over a range of 31 kJ mol . H. W.P. in: W. First European Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Forum Proceedings. Deller. Chichester. 98 . S. Also α-spl will then transform to β-spl and on thermal cycling of the SOFC back to α-spl leading to mechanical stresses that might result in the appearance of cracks. Hilpert. Badwal. 297-310. M. 99. J. Y. 3. Vielstich. 1997. L. 171. Göttingen. There is a surprising lack of thermodynamic data on β-spl. D. References 1. Druckerei J. pp. compositions and transformations of unwanted MnxCr3-xO4 spinel solid solution and eskolaite phases in solid oxide fuel cells under any desired temperature and oxygen partial pressure conditions. 4. 2. R. 1-15. Das. 2004. Interaction between chromia forming alloy interconnects and air electrode of solid oxide fuel cells. Kinzel. J. H. A. Technology and Applications.

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Ivey. 16A. 109-19. Metall. Thermodynamic properties of alloys of manganese with transition elements of fourth period (Cr Fe Co Ni) and with copper. Povoden. O’Keefe. pp. Phys. Chem.3 Thermodynamic assessment of the La-Cr-O system E. Eremenko. and perovskitestructured LaCrO3 are presented. Fraser. Russ. G.Thermodynamic assessments 36. L. In the La-Cr system reported solubility of lanthanum in bcc chromium is considered in the modeling.M. T. 15. pp. Valigi. and L. Gauckler J. 1968. 9(2). and oxygen solubilities in bcc and fcc metals are modeled. Hill. Chem. J. air.5-CrO1. 4. 1957. 42.R. M. B. 41. B. W. B. B. 37. 153. 31. Modification of the Two-sublattice Model for Liquids. V. J. pp. A Two-Sublattice Model of Molten Solutions with Different Tendency of Ionization. In the La-Cr-O system the Gibbs energy functions of La2CrO6. 343-. pp. 1991. La2(CrO4)3. Sundman. A. Qu. J. D. 2006. Calphad. The electrical properties and defect structure of pure and chromium-doped MnO. Ohio. 42.5 phase diagrams in pure oxygen. J. Trans. Sundman. M. J. Ågren. Calphad. p. 1985. and under reducing conditions are presented. The following standard data of 101 . Cleveland.G. Phase equilibria of the La-Cr-O system are calculated at T = 1273 K as a function of oxygen partial pressure. ASM. pp. pp. 1985. Burr. 196.A. Jian. Chen . 40. 38. Phase Equilib. Diff. The Thermo-Calc Databank System. Emphasis is placed on a detailed description of the perovskite phase: the orthorhombic to rhombohedral transformation and the contribution to the Gibbs energy due to a magnetic order-disorder transition are considered in the model.N. Caplan. Jansson.M.-O. 947-962. Andersson. B. 114-24.M. (accepted) The La-Cr and the La-Cr-O systems are assessed using the Calphad approach. The calculated La-Cr phase diagram as well as LaO1. M. M.J. in: Ductile Chromium. Grundy. Electrical and microstructural characterization of spinel phases as potential coatings for SOFC metallic interconnects.J. 261-66. Phys. Lukashenko. A. A. 153-90. Hillert. Ivas. 39. M. V. Solids. 1970. D. Jansson. Power sources. J.. Sundman. Sidorko.

Diffusion of chromium from the metallic interconnect with high chromium content into the cathode leads to the formation of Mn(Cr. It is also a starting point for extensions to thermodynamic databases with additional components serving as dopants in LaCrO3 for SOFC interconnect and cathode applications. Cation nonstoichiometry of La1-xCrO3 perovskite is described using the compound energy formalism (CEF). Furthermore earth alkaline-containing LaCrO3 has been proposed as a cathode material in a recent study by Jiang et al[7]. The decomposition of the perovskite phase by the reaction 1 3 LaCrO3 → La 2 O3 + Cr + O2 (g) ↑ is calculated as a function of temperature and oxygen partial 2 4 pressure: at 1273 K the oxygen partial pressure of the decomposition. oxides. pO2 (decomp) = 10-20. Gibbs energy of formation from the and ° S 298 K (LaCrO3 ) = 109.403–0. 4.1 Introduction In SOFC. The presented thermodynamic assessment of the La-Cr-O system is laying the grounding for extensions to the thermodynamic La-Sr-Mn-Cr-O oxide database that is required to understand the thermodynamics of SOFC degradation by chromium. The liquid phase is modeled using the two-sublattice model for ionic liquids. and Crdiffusion into the cathode from LaCrO3-based interconnects is significantly lower than from Cr-containing metallic interconnects.oxides G(LaCrO3 ) = –72. recently Sr-.Thermodynamic assessments stoichiometric perovskite are The calculated: Δf. As the thermal expansions of LaCrO3-based interconnect and conventional perovskite cathode materials are similar.7 kJ mol-1 . aiming on minimizing the squared errors between 102 . Δf. The assessment of the La-Cr-O system using the Calphad approach is based on the recently reassessed La-O[8] and Cr-O subsystems[9].Mn)2O4 spinel and Cr2O3 along with a severe cell voltage decrease[1-4]. All available experimental phase diagram.3. thermodynamic.oxides° H 298 K (LaCrO3 ) = −73. and structurechemical data are critically assessed. and the model is submitted to a defect chemistry analysis. V-doped[5] and Zn-doped[6] La1-xCaxCrO3-δ have been considered as promising alternative interconnect materials for SOFC. The lattice stabilities of elements are adopted from Dinsdale[10].2 J mol-1 K -1 . Sr-doped lanthanum manganites (LSM) with the perovskite structure are used as cathode materials in SOFC. the thermodynamic stability of the cathode is particularly important for efficient long-term operation.97 Pa.0034 T (kJ mol-1) (T = 1273 K to 2673 K) is calculated.

is of technological interest.% at T = 2103 K.13]. and at 84 at.3.5-CrO1.68 at. modeling of the La-solubility in bcc-structured Cr.[18].3 Literature review of the La-Cr-O system In the LaO1.17] .% at 1983 K. denoted as αCrss . Svechnikov et al.% Cr2O3 (T = 2323±20 K)[19].13].13] and 3.% in αCrss at T = 1533 K. The solubility of La in αCrss was determined in investigations by Savitskii et al.%[12] or 99. whereas Cr is almost insoluble in La[13]. but in the graphic presentation of the phase diagram in the same paper Tm(argon) ≈ 2600 K. as well as a large liquidliquid miscibility gap[12. As small additions of rare-earth metals essentially increase the high-temperature corrosion resistance of chromium[16].[22-24] The melting temperature was measured with optical pyrometers.26].% Cr2O3 (T = 2248 K)[18] or 80 at.[18] and Berjoan[19] 103 . Small solubility of La in αCrss was reported [12.14.Thermodynamic assessments experiments and calculation during the optimization of model parameters using the PARROT module of the Thermocalc[11] software.[12] from T = 1073 K up to the melting of Cr using metallographic and microhardness techniques to be 2.% Cr2O3 (T = 2473±20 K)[19] in argon atmosphere on either side of the congruently melting perovskitestructured lanthanum chromite[18-20] (in this study oxides containing Cr(III) and Cr with higher valencies than three are denoted as chromite and chromate respectively). ΔH Cr at T = 1700 K using high-temperature calorimetry.[15] determined the partial enthalpy of mixing in La-Cr liquid with infinite dilution of Cr. and Epstein et al. The solubility of La in αCrss decreases towards lower temperatures. This is not surprising as experiments are complicated due to the high investigation temperatures and evaporation of predominantly Cr[25. 4.% Cr2O3 (T = 2243 K)[18] or 12 at. and the exact value of the oxygen partial pressure was not specified. No intermetallic phases were found in the La-Cr system[12. Furthermore deviations between the data from Tresvjatskiy et al. Experimentally determined special points in the LaO1.4 at. Berezutskii et al.%[14] Cr.[17] found La < 0.5.5 system two eutectics were found at 19 at.3.% Cr[13] and a monotectic at T = 1983 K[12] or T = 2103 K[14] and 96 at. Tm(air) = 2773 K was determined by Foëx[21] and by Coutures[20] using a thermal analysis technique described in more detail in earlier publications.1 at.5 quasibinary system reveal a considerable spread. 4.5 at. The melting temperature of lanthanum chromite in air.04 at. Tm(argon) = 2703 K was reported by Tresvjatskiy et al.CrO1.[14] reported a La solubility of 0.2 Literature review of the La-Cr system The La-Cr system has a eutectic at T = 1138 K[12.

which in both studies was not exactly specified. The perovskite phase: Existing experimental data of lanthanum chromite perovskite structure[33-45].Thermodynamic assessments may partly originate from differences of the oxygen partial pressure.33-35.3.5Cr2 O3 + 2.1) at T=1055 K and pO2 =83000 Pa to be −151±8 kJ mol-1.[32]. [28] . La2(CrO4)3 decomposes by 890 −1030 K La 2 (CrO4 )3 ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯ 2LaCrO3 + 0. The enthalpy of formation of La2(CrO4)3 from the elements at T = 298 K was proposed by Tsyrenova et al. phase stability[54]. However these were in significant disagreement with later results obtained by the same author[19]. thermodynamics[30.43. Using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) he determined the enthalpy change of the reaction 3 2La 2 O3 + Cr2 O3 + O2(g) → 2La 2 CrO6 2 (4.31]. The peritectic phase diagram proposed by Cassedanne[27] is in gross conflict with the phase diagram data from the other groups.7 kJ mol-1.[9] and Grundy et al. and nonstoichiometry[55-56] along with the investigation techniques used are listed in Table 4. solubilities in αCrss are missing.2) An enthalpy change of 231 kJ mol-1 was determined for this reaction at the average temperature of T = 960 K. Stoichiometries and thermal stability ranges of lanthanum chromates with complex formulae were reported by Berjoan et al.3.1 (next page). 104 . Experimental oxygen solubilities in pure Cr and La were considered in thermodynamic assessments by Povoden et al.46-53].3.[30] LaCrO4 has been interpreted as a mixed-valent intermediate decomposition product of La2(CrO4)3[30. whereas experiments on oxygen Lanthanum chromates: The following lanthanum chromates were documented: Berjoan[19] reported that orthorhombic La2CrO6 forms at T > 923 K.[29] to be −3961±11.25O2(g) ↑ → (4.

calculated Enthalpy of the dissociation reaction La 2 (CrO 4 )3 → 2LaCrO3 + 0.2673 K this work.calorimetry T = 1350 K 133.45 + 0. calculated 94.002115T ± 0.75 kJmol−1 this work. 700 .elements ° H 298K = −3845 kJmol−1 this work.758 + 0. fitted 105 . calculated T = 1273 K T = 1273 K T = 2100 K T = 2100 K ° Δ °G = −30.5Cr2 O3 + 2. calculated[29] 2 Δ f.5O 2(g) → La 2 CrO6 2 Δ f.based emf Δ °G = −79.3.2 Jmol-1K -1 this work. calculated Gibbs energy of formation by 1 3 La 2 O3 + Cr2 O3 → LaCrO3 2 4 T = 1273 K Δ °G = −76. calculated ° 2 S 298K La CrO6 = 330 Jmol-1K -1 this work.29 ± 0.9 ± 1.35 kJmol-1 this work.Thermodynamic assessments Table 4.2 kJmol-1 this work.885 K[51] CaF2 . calculated La (CrO4 )3 La (CrO4 )3 La 2 (CrO 4 )3 2 Δ f. calculated 139.06 ± 2. (kJmol−1 ) T = 1090 K 98. calculated aCr2O3 = 1.38 kJmol −1[52] CaF2 .0034T (kJmol−1 ).403 − 0.1× 10−5[53] Knudsen mass spectrometry La CrO6 = −73.11 × 10−4 this work.emf Δ °G = −42.25O 2(g) 2 ΔH 298K La (CrO4 )3 = 231 kJmol−1[30] and this work.1 Calculated and experimental thermodynamic data of La-Cr oxides Rhombohedral LaCrO3 Standard enthalpy Δ f.1 kJmol −1[53] Knudsen mass spectrometry Δ G = −72.4(kJmol −1 ).oxides ° H 298K Δ f. calculated Enthalpy of the formation reaction La 2 O3 +1.elements ° H 298K Δ f.7 kJmol-1 this work.oxides ° H 975K LaCrO3 = −1368.52 kJmol −1 this work. 855 -1073 K[50] CaF2 .oxides ° H 1078K ° LaCrO3 Standard entropy S 298K LaCrO3 = 109. calculated = −3961 ± 11. calculated Δ °G = −78. 1273 . calculated = −73.oxides ° H 298K aCr2O3 = 1.5Cr2 O3 +1.2[30] HT .4[30] HT (high temperature) .79 kJmol-1 Drop solution calorimetry in 2PbO × B2 O3[46] LaCrO3 LaCrO3 Δ f.5Cr2 O3 + 2. this work.1 ± 1.7 kJmol−1 .based emf Δ °G = −94.based emf Enthalpy increments H − H 298 K .5 kJmol −1[49] solid oxide electrolyte . calculated = −73.calorimetry Activity of Cr2 O3 in LaCrO3 T = 2100 K T = 2100 K La 2 CrO6 Enthalpy of the formation reaction La 2 O3 + 0.25O 2(g) → La 2 (CrO 4 )3 2 Δ f.0 kJmol−1 this work.1 × 10−4 ± 1.19.elements ° H 298K ° 2 S 298K La (CrO4 )3 = 516 Jmol−1K −1 this work. calculated = −62. calculated Δ °G = −44.oxides ° H 298K La (CrO4 )3 = −372 kJmol−1 this work.08530T (kJmol−1 ).05 this work.

XRD.XRD 523[42] a) starting transition.33-42].x .25 at 536 K[35] a) calculated from adiabatic shield calorimetry 340 ± (10 . DSC 535[41] cooling. this work.XRD.XRD 533 ± 3[38] a) DTA 543[39] XRD 533[20] HT . calculated 502.Thermodynamic assessments Crystal and magnetic structure: LaCrO3 is orthorhombic (o-prv) at room temperature and transforms to rhombohedral structure (r-prv) at higher temperatures[20. The determined enthalpy and entropy changes vary from 277 J mol-1 to 502.84 at 503 − 583 K [33] calculated from adiabatic calorimetry 277 at 544 ± 1 K[34] a) DSC 403. enthalpy and entropy changes of this first-order[44] transition taken from the literature are listed in Table 4. HT . this work. simultaneous DSC . HT . dilatometry.3.2 Calculated and experimental data of the orthorhombic to rhombohedral transition of LaCrO3 Transition temperature (K) 540.2 along with the investigation techniques used.ray photography 550[37] HT .40) at 533 ± 5[40] a) DSC 380 at 550 K[41] DSC 310 at 509 K[44] DSC Entropy change of transition (Jmol-1K −1 ) 0.3.XRD 533[43] estimated from neutron powder diffraction 509[44] DSC.microscopy. this work.XRD (air and vacuum) 563 ± 5[36] DTA.XRD 528 − 533[38] a) HT . HT .08 J mol-1 and 0.63. HT . thermogravimetry. calculated 0.XRD 541[42] a) completed transition.96 at 503 − 583K[33] calculated from adiabatic calorimetry 0.5[34] a) calculated from DSC 0. simultaneous DSC . dilatometry 536 [35] a) adiabatic shield calorimetry. The temperatures.75[35] a) calculated from adiabatic shield calorimetry a) used for optimization The reported transformation temperatures lie between T = 503 K and 583 K.XRD. DSC 550[41] HT .08 ± 41. XRD Enthalpy change of transition (Jmol−1 ) 340. dilatometry 545[41] heating. calculated 503 − 583[33] adiabatic calorimetry 544 ± 1[34] a) DTA. DSC 533 ± 5[40] a) HT . DSC.XRD 540 ± 2[40] a) HT . Table 4.5 J mol-1 to 106 .

La2O3. in agreement with Berjoan[19] (T = 1923 ± 20 K) using dilatometry. Single phase lanthanum chromite with 0. LaCrO3. A magnetic order-disorder transition was documented to occur at T ≈ 287 K[35]. Chen et al. Sakai et al. Gibbs energy of formation: in order to obtain the Gibbs energy of formation of LaCrO3.[45] (T = 77 K to 280 K) using alternating current calorimetry. LaCrO3/MgO-stabilized ZrO2/Cr2O3.[20] reported T = 1923 K using high-temperature x-ray diffraction (HT-XRD). and T = 1273 K respectively.% to 1.76 cat.[52] measured emf of Pt.96 J mol-1 K-1.[37] and Momin et al. Cation nonstoichiometry and defect chemistry: Maximum excess Cr in single-phase La1-xCrO3 of 0. 289 K[45]. A transformation from rhombohedral to cubic structure at a temperature close to T = 1300 K was reported by Ruiz et al. Chen et al. and Sakai and Stølen[43] (T = 272 K to 1000 K) using adiabatic shield calorimetry.[54] reported no weight loss of lanthanum chromite at T=1273 K from pure oxygen to pO2 =10-16.[51]. O2/La2O3.28 cat. Azad et al.1 Pa using thermogravimetry combined with X-ray diffraction (XRD). Cr/Pt at 1273 K. Höfer and Kock[34] (480 to 610 K) and Satoh et al. LaF3/CaF2/LaF3.[35] (T=100 K to 1000 K) using laser-flash calorimetry. Cr2O3/O2.% excess 107 .[49] measured electromotive force (emf) of the solid oxide galvanic cell Pt/Cr.38 cat. or 295 K[46].% in furnace-cooled LaCrO3 annealed at T = 1773 K in air was reported from Khattak and Cox[55]. Peck et al. Berjoan[19] further reported prevailing of the cubic structure at T = 2173 K. T = 700 to 885 K. Chemical stability: Nakamura et al.[53] derived the Gibbs energy of formation of LaCrO3 from the determination of the thermodynamic activity of Cr2O3 in LaCrO3 for the Cr2O3-poor phase boundary of LaCrO3 in the temperature range from T = 1887 K to 2333 K using Knudsen effusion mass spectrometry. Heat capacity and enthalpy increment data: the heat capacities of LaCrO3 were measured by Korobeinikova and Reznitskii[33] from T = 340 K to 900 K using adiabatic calorimetry. Enthalpy increments of LaCrO3 at T = 1090 K and 1350 K were measured by Suponitskii[30] using a high-temperature heat-conducting calorimeter. This means that the perovskite phase does not decompose within this oxygen partial pressure range. whereas Coutures et al. On the other hand Geller and Raccah[38] as well as Höfer and Kock[34] did not observe the rhombohedral to cubic transition up to T = 1873 K and T = 1823 K respectively using differential thermal analysis (DTA). and its oxgen nonstoichiometry is negligible.[41]. and Dudek et al. Enthalpy of formation: Cheng and Navrotsky[47] determined the enthalpy of formation of LaCrO3 by oxide melt solution calorimetry at T = 1078 K.[45] (150 to 450 K) using DSC.Thermodynamic assessments 0. Pt in pure oxygen from T = 855 K to 1073 K.[50]. Satoh et al.

[58] measured the isothermal electrical conductivity of an equilibrated La1-xCrO3-Cr2O3 mixture with 5 vol. and that the carrier is the hole in lanthanum chromite[25.0 ×103 Pa to pO2 = 2.57]. In contrast to the other authors Shvaiko-Shvaikovskii et al.[57] and Meadowcroft[25] proposed the occurrence of chromium vacancies instead of lanthanum vacancies. thus the presence of interstitial Cr in reduced chromite was proposed. However n-type conductivity was not approved by any further study. the electrical conductivity being 2 proportional to pO2 −3 8 . The transition from reduced to stoichiometric chromite was accompanied by a decrease of about 0.[57] is inconsistent with the findings from Akashi et al. On the other hand a slope of pO2 1 4 from T=700 K to 1300 K and purely intrinsic conductivity > 1600 K stated by Shvaiko-Shvaikovskii et al.0 ×104 Pa .[57] deduced n-type conductivity from measurements of transport number.[56] observed an intensity decrease of the high frequency band in a Raman spectrum of lanthanum chromite measured after annealing the phase in vacuum at T = 1273 K. the same as reported in an earlier study[25].59] agree that the electrical neutrality is maintained by holes and lanthanum vacancies. Ruiz et al.05 % up to T = 1250 K.1% in weight. Akashi et al. Iliev et al.Thermodynamic assessments Cr was prepared at T = 1773 K in a pure oxygen atmosphere[56]. They observed an extraordinarily slow equilibration of the samples: More than four months were required to measure the electrical conductivity at equilibrium state. 108 . Interpretations of the defect chemistry of the perovskite phase were made from electrical conductivity measurements: the electrical conduction in lanthanum chromite is almost purely electronic[37. Several groups[58.% excess Cr2O3 from T = 1573 K to 1673 K from pO2 = 1.58-60]. Akashi et al. This feature was assigned to a reduced number of Cr4+ due to partial removal of oxygen during the annealing of the originally lanthanum-deficient perovskite phase. The conductivity was proportional to pO2 3 16 . resistivity and thermo-emf at pO2 = 1Pa and pO = 102 Pa . affirming the lack of oxygen vacancies in the structure.[37] reported that the ionic transport number in lanthanum chromite is less than 0.[58] reported that concentrations of lanthanum vacancies and holes slightly increase from T = 1550 K to 1700 K. in line with the results from thermogravimetry[54].[58] ShvaikoShvaikovskii et al.

Va)1.1 as well as thermal stability data. The formation of chromates that contain mixed Cr valences may be explained by gradual reduction of Cr6+ in La2CrO6 as the temperature increases. and αCrss is then given by the two-sublattice description (La. Solid oxides: Lanthanum chromates: The Gibbs energy function of La2CrO6 was based on the sum of the Gibbs energy functions of La2O3. Cr2O3. The thermal stability of La2CrO6 is slightly influenced by the thermodynamics of the intermediate. as these data are more comparable to solubilities in other rare earths-transition elements systems. 5 [10] A and B are adjustable parameters.[9] described the solubility of oxygen in Cr(bcc) using the model Cr(Va.Cr)(Va.4 Thermodynamic modeling and optimization Metal phases: In order to account for the solubility of La in αCrss . compositionindependent interaction parameter[61] 0 Lbcc Cr.3.5 is defined as 3 2 3 ° gas[10] G + A + BT 4 O2 ° SER SER G(Cr)(O)1. These chromates can be interpreted as intermediate products in the 109 . We chose the solubility values from Svechnikov et al. In order to refine the model parameters of La2CrO6. The Gibbs energy of the end-member (Cr)(O)1.32].3) SER H x is the standard enthalpy of the stable state of element x at 298.[14] for its optimization. and B and a regular interaction parameter 0 LCr:O.O)3. and O2 in proper stoichiometries and A + BT parameters that were fitted to the enthalpy of formation from the oxides.5 − H Cr − H O = °GCr(bcc)[10] + (4.3.3.O)1.15 K and 10 Pa. the zeroth-order. and to optimize their model parameters with phase diagram data[19. For the reasons discussed recently[62].Thermodynamic assessments 4. mixedvalent chromates mentioned above. Eq. Due to the lack of experimental data the oxygen solubility in αCrss was modeled as an ideal extension of the oxygen solubilities in pure La and Cr.La:Va was given a positive value.Va were optimized with the same experimental data[9]. we reassess the oxygen-solubility in Cr(bcc) using the model (Cr)(O. using the PARROT module of the Thermocalc software[11] A was given the fix value 0 for the reasons discussed in an earlier paper[9]. it was thus necessary to consider these mixed-valent chromates in a provisional version of the thermodynamic La-Cr-O database in spite of their arguable stoichiometries.5. 4. Povoden et al.5.

which starts at T = 1153 K[19.3. 4. We go along with the interpretation of LaCrO4 being an intermediate reaction product during the decomposition of La2(CrO4)3 by Eq.5 . The simplified decomposition reaction reads 1+ x 1.[53]. The perovskite phase: The following denotations are used in this section: the superscript prv is written if the regarding Gibbs energy expression is the same for both orthorhombic and rhombohedral perovskite.32] are not included in the presented thermodynamic database.2 and do not include this phase in the modeling. B. activity-data of Cr2O3 in LaCrO3 from Peck et al.4) Slight differences of the oxygen partial pressure during experiments may be reflected by a variable extent of Cr-reduction.5 x) La 2 O3 + La1.(1. Stoichiometric perovskite: The Gibbs energy function of stoichiometric rhombohedral r-prv LaCrO3 with the sublattice formula (La3+)(Cr3+)(O2-). The model parameters were fitted to the experimental enthalpy and temperature of decomposition[30]. and consequently ambiguous stoichiometries of mixed-valent intermediate chromates.[35] and enthalpy increment-data 110 .3.3. GVCR4O and GLCR4O stand for the Gibbs energy functions of the completely oxidized neutral endmember.32] and is completed at T = 1473 K[32] or 1523 K[19]. °GLaCrO3 is given by ° r-prv SER SER SER GLaCrO3 − HLa − H Cr − 3H O = °GLa3+ :Cr3+ :O2− = GRPRV = 1° 1 GCr2O3 [9] + °GLa2O3 [8] + Gmag + A + BT + CT ln T 2 2 (4.5) The parameters A. The Gibbs energy function of La2(CrO4)3 was formulated using the same strategy as for La2CrO6. GRPRV denotes the Gibbs energy function for stoichiometric rhombohedral perovskite. GVCR4O and GLCR4O are set equal for orthorhombic and rhombohedral perovskite. The superscripts o-prv and r-prv stand for Gibbs energy expressions that have different values for orthorhombic and rhombohedral perovskite. and C are optimized using the enthalpy of formation from Cheng and Navrotsky[47].Thermodynamic assessments scope of a sluggish decomposition of La2CrO6. The enthalpy of formation from the elements[29] was not used as it is a calculated value.32] (4.x CrO3 + O2 (g) ↑ 2 2 mixed-valent chromates → La 2 CrO6 ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯ [19. heat capacity-data obtained by adiabatic calorimetry from Sakai and Stølen. These lanthanum chromates with conflicting stoichiometries[19.

These are solved by allowing Va on the B-site and the anion sublattice of lanthanum chromite just like in lanthanum manganite[65] leading to the appropriate sublattice formula (La3+. B-site vacancies are energetically less favored than A-site vacancies in the perovskite structure[63. The optimization of selective model parameters listed in Table 4. 112-114) resulted in negligible concentrations of Va on the B-site and the anion sublattice.Va)3.5 system required for SOFC applications due to diversities between the model descriptions of lanthanum chromite and lanthanum manganite[65].3.Cr4+.35.38.35.Va)(Cr3+.5-MnO1.[57] is unlikely due to the densely-packed perovskite structure.Va)(O2-. 111 . This means that the simplest sublattice model to describe cation nonstoichiometric La1-xCrO3 reads (La3+. A+BT parameters of the low-temperature orthorhombic perovskite phase were optimized with those temperatures[34. Thus these data were excluded from the optimization.Cr4+)(O2-)3.40. and oxygen nonstoichiometry can be excluded from thermogravimetry[54] and electrical conductivity[37.42].19] cannot be reproduced by using the emf-experiments[49-52].58] measurements. and the perovskite formula essentially remains La1-xCrO3.3 (pp. A phase diagram with congruent melting of lanthanum chromite and two eutectics[18.Thermodynamic assessments measured at high temperatures[30]. enthalpies[34.40] and entropies[34.64]. While this model results in a satisfying reproduction of experimental data. The rhombohedral to cubic transformation at high temperatures is not considered in the model.5-CrO1. irreconcilable trouble is encountered at the extension to the LaO1.35] of transition having been obtained by combined investigation techniques and being internally most consistent.Va)(Cr3+. as there is no existing thermodynamic data for this transition. Cation-nonstoichiometric perovskite: To choose a proper model for nonstoichiometric perovskite the following considerations are made: the formation of interstitial Cr in lanthanum chromite proposed by Shvaiko-Shvaikovskii et al. Thus the defects in n-type conducting[57] lanthanum chromite are ambiguous and were not considered in the model.

Thermodynamic assessments Table 4.23T + (65393 − 23T )( yCr 2+ − yLa3+ ) Cr Lliq 2+ .La3+:O2. q = 3 yLa3+ + 2 yCr 2+ + 3 yCr3+ ° ° ° ° ° ° liq SER GLa3+:Vaq. Va q.= Lliq 3+ :O2.La3+ :O2.)q p = 2 yO2. O)1.3 Model descriptions and Gibbs energy functionsa) Liquid (liq) (La 3+ ..La:Va = 83500 p = 0.5T [28] 2 4 Lbcc Cr:Va.Vaq.− 2 H Cr − 3H O = 5GCROLIQ − 179638 + 79.5 ° ° bcc SER GCr:Va − HFe = GHSERCR [10] bcc SER GLa:Va − HLa = GLABCC[10] 3 SER 3° bcc SER GCr:O − H Cr − H O = GHSERCR [10] + G (O 2(g) )[10] + 113.923T [9] liq SER SER GCr 2+ :O2.4[9] Tcbcc = −311.3.Vaq.− H Cr = 2GCRLIQ[10] − GCR2O3_L[9] − 3GCR1O1_L[9] liq SER SER GCr3+:O2.17755T 2 4 3 SER 3° SER ° bcc GLa:O − HLa − H O = GLABCC[10] + G (O 2(g) )[10] − 855000 + 142.− 2 H Cr − 2H O = 2GCR1O1_L[9] Interaction terms Lliq 2+ :O2. Cr)(Va.− 2 HLa − 3H O = GLA2O3LIQ[8] liq SER GCr 2+ :Vaq. Cr 3+ ) p (O 2.− H Cr = GCRLIQ[10] liq SER GCr3+:Vaq.O = −355151.5 yCr [9] β bcc = −0.La3+ :Vaq.008 yCr [9] 112 . Cr 2+ .= 121000[9] Cr Cr Lliq 2+ .= −101850 − 39016( yCr 2+ − yLa3+ ) Cr Lliq 3+.− HLa = GLALIQ[8] liq SER SER GLa3+:O2.= 61397 − 5...+ qyVa .= −101850 − 39016( yCr3+ − yLa3+ ) Cr Bcc A2 phase (La.422 ° Lbcc Cr.

− HCr − 3HO = °GVa:Cr4+:O2.5 °G(O2(g) )[10] + Gmag ° r-prv SER SER GLa3+:Cr4+ :Va − HLa − HCr = 5 6GS4O[72] − GS3V[72] +1 6GS4V[72] +GRPRV − 1.Va)(Cr 4+ .75 °G(O2(g) )[10] − 1.75 °G(O2(g) )[10] − 1. Va)(O2.− HCr − 3HO = = 2GVCR4O + 1 3GVVV[65] − 4 3GLCR4O + 0.5GVCR4O +0.41263T + Gmag ° r-prv SER GVa:Cr3+:Va − HCr = GRPRV + 1.5GVCR4O +0.75 °G(O2(g) )[10] − 1.− HCr − 3HO = GRPRV + 1.Va:O2.Va j = Cr 4+ .Va:O2.75 °G(O2(g) )[10] − 1.41263T + Gmag ° o-prv SER GVa:Cr3+:Va − HCr = GOPRV + 1.5GVVV[65] − 2GLCR4O − 0.− 2HLa − HCr − 6HO = GLA2CRO6 6+ La CrO La 2 (CrO4 )3 (La 3+ )2 (Cr 6+ )3 (O2. Va)3 ° ° ° o-prv SER SER SER GLa3+ :Cr3+:O2.5GVCR4O +0.41263T + Gmag ° r-prv SER SER GVa:Cr3+:O2.35056T + Gmag ° o-prv SER r-prv SER GVa:Cr4+:Va − HCr = °GVa:Cr4+:Va − HCr = = 2GVCR4O + 1 3GVVV[65] − 4 3GLCR4O − °G(O2(g) )[10] + 4. Va La .− HCr − 3HO = GOPRV + 1.5 °G(O2(g) )[10] + Gmag o-prv SER SER GLa3+:Cr4+ :Va − HLa − HCr = 5 6GS4O[72] − GS3V[72] +1 6GS4V[72] +GOPRV − 1.− HLa − HCr − 3HO = 5 6GS4O[72] +GRPRV − GS3V[72] + 1 6GS4V[72] + Gmag ° ° ° o-prv SER SER GLa3+:Cr3+ :Va − HLa − HCr = GOPRV − 1.35 yi:j:k i = La 3+ .5 °G(O2(g) )[10] + Gmag r-prv SER SER GLa3+:Cr3+ :Va − HLa − HCr = GRPRV − 1.Thermodynamic assessments La1-xCrO3 perovskite (La 3+ .35056T + Gmag Interaction term Lprv3+:Cr3+.Cr3+ .5GVVV[65] − 2GLCR4O + 0.5 °G(O2(g) )[10] + 4.5GVVV[65] − 2GLCR4O − 0.− 2HLa − 3HCr − 12HO = GLA2CR3O12 La (CrO ) 113 .Cr3+ k = O-2.5GVCR4O +0.)12 ° SER SER SER 4 3 2 GLa3+ :Cr6+:O2.Chromates La 2CrO6 (La 3+ )2 (Cr 6+ )(O2.894 yi:j:k SER SER SER 2 GLa3+ :Cr6 :O2.41263T + Gmag ° o-prv SER SER r-prv SER SER GVa:Cr4+:O2..)6 ° prv β o-prv = β r-prv = 0.5GVVV[65] − 2GLCR4O + 0.− HLa − HCr − 3HO = GRPRV + Gmag o-prv SER SER SER GLa3+ :Cr4+:O2.− HLa − HCr − 3HO = GOPRV + Gmag r-prv SER SER SER GLa3+ :Cr3+:O2.5 °G(O2(g) )[10] + Gmag ° o-prv SER SER GVa:Cr3+:O2.= 250000 La La Magnetic contribution Tco-prv = Tcr-prv = 291.= Lprv3+:Cr4+.− HLa − HCr − 3HO = 5 6 GS4O[72] +GOPRV − GS3V[72] + 1 6GS4V[72] + Gmag ° r-prv SER SER SER GLa3+ :Cr4+:O2.

25 °G(O2(g) )[10] − 200000 Perovskite reference[72] GS4V[72] = −607870 + 268.5GCR2O3[9] GVCR4O = 0.25 °G(O2(g) )[10] − 371557 + 205T a) All parameters are in SI units : J.75 °G(O2(g) )[10] − 72615 − 4. K. The second-last term describes the excess Gibbs energy of mixing due to interactions of ions in the mixture. R = 8.00307T 2 + 190000T −1 +0.31451 J mol-1 K-1.7186T − 47. The third-last term accounts for the configurational entropy of mixing.5GCR2O3 − 1.6) i j k i j k where yi is the site fraction of Va and La3+ on the A-sublattice.68T ln T Neutral nonstoichiometric perovskite endmembers GS4O[72] = −597648 + 213.5GLA2O3A[8] + 0.68T ln T Stoichiometric rhombohedral perovskite GRPRV = 0.5GCR2O3[9] − 73931 + 3.5GCR2O3[9] + 2.56T ln(T ) − 0.5GCR2O3[9] + 0.5T La 2 (CrO4 )3 GLA2CR3O12 = GLA2O3A[8] + 1.3. These are accounted for by the 114 .38T − 0.01T − 0.and Va on the anion sublattice of the perovskite A1-xBO3.25 °G(O2(g) )[10] − 291802 − 250T GLCR4O =1 3GLA2O3A[8] + 0.5GLA2O3A[8] + 0.9T − 47.25 °G(O2(g) )[10] La 2CrO6 GLA2CRO6 = GLA2O3A[8] + 0.00307T 2 + 190000T −1 +0.Thermodynamic assessments Functions Perovskite Stoichiometric orthorhombic perovskite GOPRV = 0. mol. yj is the site fraction of Cr3+.00307T 2 + 190000T −1 +0.56T ln(T ) − 0.5GCR2O3[9] + 0.38T − 47.56T ln(T ) − 0.5GCR2O3[9] − 73591 + 2.31451 Jmol K −1 −1 Using the compound energy formalism (CEF)[66-68] the molar Gibbs energy of La1-xCrO3 reads ⎛ ⎜ ⎝ ⎞ ⎟ ⎠ ° prv prv Gm = ∑∑∑ yi y j yk °Gi: j:k + RT ⎜ ∑ yi ln yi + ∑ y j ln y j + ∑ yk ln yk ⎟ + EGm + Gmag (4. and yk is the site fraction of O2. R = 8.5GCR2O3[9] + 0.5GCR2O3[9] + 0.25 °G(O2(g) )[10] GS3O[72] = −472704 + 191. Cr4+ and Va on the B-sublattice.

115 . Only compounds inside the neutral plane can exist on their own. The last term designates the magnetic contribution to the Gibbs energy. These endmembers of 3 3 nonstoichiometric perovskite have been fixed firmly by a sufficient number of consistent experiments in 3 the LaO1.[71] The magnetic parameters Tc and β were fitted to the C p data around the magnetic transition temperature from Sakai and Stølen[35].5 3 system [72] .1 Representation of the Cr-containing part of the model for nonstoichiometric lanthanum chromite. For the magnetic part of the Gibbs energy a magnetic ordering-model proposed by Inden[69] and simplified by Hillert and Jarl[70] was used.3 (pp.1 is a visualization of the Cr-containing part of the model the authors use to describe the cation nonstoichiometry of lanthanum chromite.3.3. Fig. 112-114). ° prv prv G(La3+ )(Cr 4+ )(O2.) and °G(La3+ )(Cr 4+ )(Va) are given in Table 4.[72]. The neutral compounds used for the optimization are marked by the black spots.Thermodynamic assessments optimization of interaction parameters. with the 8 Cr-containing compounds being the corners of the cube. 4. Thus the authors prv prv adopted °G(La3+ )(Cr 4+ )(O2. 4.3.5-SrO-CrO1. A short summary of this model can be found in Chen et al.) and °G(La3+ )(Cr 4+ )(Va) from Povoden et al. The parameters of the compound energy formalism are the Gibbs energies of the not necessarily neutral 12 end-member compounds °Gi: j:k . The thin lines margin the neutral plane. Fig.

7) and 2 SER 2 1 ⎛ 2 2 1 1⎞ SER SER H = °GLa3+ :Cr 4+ :O2− + °GVa:Cr 4+ :O2− + RT ⎜ ln + ln ⎟ − H Cr − 3H O 3 La 3 3 ⎝ 3 3 3 3 ⎠ (4. [65] : 3° G (O2(g) )[10] 2 ° o-prv.3.8 are optimized using experimental data of excess Cr in perovskite[56].3.3.) .with Va on the anion sublattice.3. The 116 .8) 1 1 1 gas = GLCR4O = °GCr2O3 [9] + °GLa2O3 [8] + °GO2 [10] + Gmag + A 2 3 4 prv GLa2 3CrO3 − ° and reciprocal relations which were set zero in analogy to Grundy et al.3.7 describes random mixing of O2.5 to 4.) .3.Thermodynamic assessments The neutral Cr4+ -containing endmembers 2° 1 ⎛ 2 2 1 1⎞ GVa:Cr 4+ :O2− + °GVa:Cr 4+ :Va + 3RT ⎜ ln + ln ⎟ 3 3 ⎝ 3 3 3 3⎠ 1 1 gas = GVCR4O = °GCr2O3 [9] + °GO2 [10] + Gmag + A + BT 2 4 prv SER SER GVaCrO2 − H Cr − 2 H O = ° (4. 4. 4. °G(La3+ )(Va)(Va) .8 it describes random mixing of La3+ and Va on the A-site.3. The parameters A and B of Eq.) . 4.[58] was considered in the optimization. 3 3 3 [65] .r-prv GLaCrVa3 − HLa − H Cr = °GLa3+ :Cr3+ :Va = GLaCrO3 − (4. °G(Va)(Cr3+ )(Va) . In Eq.3. The configurational entropy3 3 3 3 term in Eq.8 and adopting the Gibbs energies of the remaining endmembers ° prv prv prv prv G(La3+ )(Va)(O2. and °G(Va)(Cr 4+ )(Va) . and °G(Va)(Va)(Va)3 from Grundy et al. °G(Va)(Va)(O2.) . As cation diffusion in La1-xCrO3 is extremely slow even at high temperatures. the 12 endmembers of the compound energy formalism of the perovskite phase are defined. °G(Va)(Cr 4+ )(O2. 4. Furthermore the temperature dependence of lanthanum vancancy and hole concentrations from Akashi et al.r-prv SER SER o-prv. ° prv G(La3+ )(Cr3+ )(Va) results from a reciprocal relation which was set zero in analogy to Grundy et 3 al.3. the Croverstoichiometry in a furnace-cooled specimen reported by Khattak and Cox[55] does most likely not represent the overstoichiometry at an intermediate temperature and was not used for the optimization. 4.[65] were used to obtain ° prv prv prv prv G(Va)(Cr3+ )(O2.9) Using Eqs.7 and A of Eq.

and the two subregular 1Lliq 3+ .13. together with experimental phase diagram data[12. The liquid is thus given by the model description (La3+.3.= 0 Lliq 2+ .La3+ :O2.Va:Cr3+ :O2.74] was used for the description of the liquid phase of the La-Cr-O system.La3+ :O2- L were optimized. as were the two sub-regular interaction parameters.La3+ :Va Cr Cr interaction parameters to account for interactions between La and Cr.5 system from Tresvjatskiy et al. The experimentally determined temperatures and liquid compositions[13.Cr2+.14. The liquid phase: The two-sublattice model for ionic liquids[73. Berjoan[32] and Tresvjatskiy et al.[20] and Foëx[21].3. 4.Thermodynamic assessments introduction of positive interaction parameters 0Lprv3+ .Cr3+)p(O2-.14] at the eutectic and monotectic in the metallic La-Cr system and the partial enthalpy of mixing of Cr.Va:Cr4+ :O2.La3+ :Va and subregular 1Lliq 2+ .= Cr Cr Cr 1 liq Cr 2+ .5 Results and Discussion The La-Cr system: The calculated phase diagram of the La-Cr system is presented in Fig.La3+ :O2. thus the two regular interaction parameters were set equal to each other. ΔH Cr [15] in La-Cr liquid were used to optimize the temperature-dependent regular 0 Lliq 2+ .and 0Lprv3+ .2 (next page).La3+ :O2.17].[18] did not specify the value of the prevailing oxygen partial pressure during their phase diagram experiments conducted in an argon atmosphere.that were given La La the same values circumvents too high Cr4+ contents at low temperatures that would be in conflict with the experiments. It was assumed that the interactions between Cr2+-La3+ and Cr3+-La3+ are of the same order of magnitude in the oxide melt. As a value of the oxygen partial pressure is required for the optimization. and the congruent melting temperature of the perovskite phase from Coutures et al. 117 .Vaq-)q.[18]. Higher oxidation states are unlikely to exist in the liquid at normal oxygen partial pressures. Using the following data for their optimization led to the lowest error between experiments and calculation: the composition and temperature of the eutectic at the La-rich side and the composition of the eutectic at the Cr-rich side in the oxide LaO1. Furthermore the two regular interaction parameters 0 Lliq 3+ . The chromium species considered in the liquid are Cr2+ and Cr3+.CrO1. we defined pO2 = 1 Pa. It was based on the liquid descriptions of the binary subsystems. the temperature of the eutectic at the Cr-rich side from Berjoan[19].5. 4.

The calculated enthalpies of mixing are shown in Fig. which is tantamount to a small solubility of La in αCrss in agreement with the experiments [14.3. The positive value of 0Lbcc Cr. the lowest temperature of stable γ La ss . which further decreases as a function of increasing temperature. of 2 ×10-3 at. 4. 4.% at 1134 K. denoted as γ La ss .Thermodynamic assessments Fig.2 Calculated phase diagram of the La-Cr system with data from the literature included (symbols). 118 . The model description of the bcc phase results in a tiny solubility of Cr in La(bcc).17] .3.La:Va used to model the bcc phase results in a large miscibility gap between the La-rich and Cr-rich metals.3 (next page) together with the experimentally determined value[15] that is well reproduced by the calculation.

which are T = 2180 K and 2130 K. 4. A satisfying reproduction of the experimental data was obtained by considering a moderate temperature dependence of 0 liq Cr 2+ . and integral enthalpies of mixing as a function of composition.5. in air at 119 .Thermodynamic assessments Fig.[15] at T = 1700 K included (symbol with error-bar).5 phase diagrams in pure oxygen at pO2 =105 Pa.3. with the experiment from Berezutskii et al.La3+ :Va L and 1Lliq 2+ .25 and T ≈ 5000 K that is of course unphysical.[12] and Svechnikov et al. The higher value was favored by Dinsdale[10] and is adopted in this study. whereas the lower melting temperature was chosen by Savitskii et al.La3+ :Va .3 Calculated partial enthalpies of mixing of La and Cr in La-Cr liquid. Considerable deviations of the calculated liquidus from experiments at the Cr-rich side of the system can be ascribed to the problem of two different melting temperatures for Cr cited in the literature.CrO1. This is unfortunately associated with Cr an inverse liquid-liquid miscibility gap with a minimum at X(Cr) = 0. The La-Cr-O system: Phase equilibria: Calculated LaO1.[14].

Due to the ambiguous oxygen partial pressure of phase diagram experiments[18.Thermodynamic assessments pO2 = 21278 Pa. Fig. Analogous to Fe in the La-Fe-O system[62] this oxidation of Cr2+ to Cr3+ governs shifts of eutectic compositions and temperatures and the increase of the melting temperature of the perovskite phase on increasing the oxygen partial pressure.[56] Be it that the reported thermodynamic data of La2CrO6[19] and La2(CrO4)3[30] are correct. air atmosphere.3.3.4 Calculated phase diagrams of the LaO1. Excess Cr in lanthanum chromite is favored at high oxygen partial pressures. lanthanum chromite is expected to be metastable at room temperature. reflected by the disappearance of Cr overstoichiometry. and orthorhombic perovskite is stable only at pO2 ≤102 Pa. and under reducing conditions representing argon atmosphere at pO2 = 1 Pa with experimental data included (symbols). whereas it does not form in air and argon atmosphere. and the liquid stability increases considerably at the Cr-rich part of the system 120 . Under oxidizing conditions Cr3+ is favored over Cr2+ in the liquid. This is in line with the interpretations of Raman spectra from Iliev et al.4 together with experimental data[18-21].5 system in pure oxygen. 4. 4.5-CrO1. A decrease of Cr4+ during annealing of an originally lanthanum-deficient perovskite phase under reducing conditions is predicted by the model. and under reducing conditions at pO2 = 1 Pa representing the typical oxygen partial pressure in argon atmosphere are shown in Fig. On the other hand a significant amount of Cr3+ in the ionic liquid is reduced to Cr2+ under reducing conditions.19] and the conflicting data on the melting temperature of lanthanum chromite in argon atmosphere[18] the presented liquid description is rather tentative. La2CrO6 is stable within a wide temperature-range in pure oxygen.

105). Calculated and experimental data on the orthorhombic to rhombohedral transition of LaCrO3 are listed in Table 4. 4. Table 4.5 calculated phase equilibria of the La-Cr-O system at T = 1273 K are shown as a function of oxygen partial pressure.3. 121 .5 Calculated phase equilibria of the La-Cr-O system at T = 1273 K as a function of oxygen partial pressure.3.5.2 (p. The liquid description using the twosublattice model for ionic liquids also resulted in a significantly larger decrease of the melting temperature of lanthanum chromite at pO2 ≈ 1 Pa than the given values in argon atmosphere[18]. The same oxygen solubility in Cr as in the assessment by Povoden et al.3.3 (pp. 106).[9] was obtained using the new model description (Cr)(O. 4.3.Va)1.04 Pa metallic liquid forms at the lanthanum-rich side of the phase diagram. 105-107) is a compilation of the Gibbs energy functions and model descriptions of the phases in the La-Cr-O system obtained in this study. In Fig. Fig. Despite this discrepancy we did not go for an alternative liquid model for the sake of consistency with our previously assessed systems.3.1 (p. Thermodynamic data: Calculated thermodynamic data of solid oxides are listed together with experimental data from the literature in Table 4. It is obvious that no mutual solubilities of La and Cr in bcc metal in equilibrium with oxides are expected. At pO2 = 10-34.Thermodynamic assessments leading to a considerably lowered eutectic temperature.

31] resulted in gross disagreement between optimized and reported values. Anyway the model parameters were fitted to the experimental data[30].Thermodynamic assessments Lanthanum chromates: Testing an optimization of model parameters of La2(CrO4)3 by using all available thermodynamic data[29. 4. The considerable error might be explained by experimental difficulties to reach equilibrium at the low investigation temperatures.3.6.6 Calculated heat capacities of LaCrO3 (solid curve) as a function of T with experimental data included (symbols). The perovskite phase: the calculated heat capacities of LaCrO3 are compared with experiments from the literature in Fig. bearing in mind the high degree of uncertainty of the resulting description. The dashed line marks the temperature of the o-prv ↔ r-prv transition. whereas the calculated standard enthalpy of formation from the elements[29] was rejected. The use of C p -data from Sakai and Stølen[35] along with enthalpy increment-data from Suponitskii[30] to optimize the 122 . The calculated C p -curve extrapolates well to high temperatures. Fig. and/or by significant deviations between the thermodynamic standard data used for the calculation of the enthalpy of formation from the elements[29] and assessed values[8-10].3. 4.

A small peak which was found around 855 K can be explained most likely by the decomposition of an undetected impurity phase[35]. A possible explanation is found in a study by Akila and Jacob[75]: Fine precipitates of CaO can form on the surface of CaF2 in water. 105). The calculated Gibbs energies of the formation of LaCrO3 from the oxides 1 La O + 1 Cr O → LaCrO 3 2 2 3 2 2 3 (4. The calculated C p -peak at T = 290 K reflects the temperature of the magnetic order-disorder transition. Yet it is obvious that the CaF2based emf-technique is neither suitable for the determination of thermodynamic data of lanthanum chromite.28 or p = 0. fcc.1.3. p.28 and p=0.Thermodynamic assessments parameter CTlnT of the Gibbs energy of stoichiometric perovskite resulted in the lowest error between experiments and calculation.3.70] using p = 0. their C p is the same.3. as it unavoidably leads to emf that are too low.[50] stated that the Gibbs energy of formation of LaCrO3 cannot be studied properly using the solid oxide electrolyte method due to experimental difficulties in measuring the low oxygen potentials encountered in a mixture of coexisting LaCrO3-La2O3-Cr. The experimentally determined C p -peak around 545 K caused by the first-order transition o-prv ↔ r-prv is in fact a discontinuity which cannot be implemented in the model.28.4. Experimental enthalpy increments[30] are well reproduced by the calculation (see Table 4. p=0. The calculated transition temperature of T = 540 K is shown by the broken line in Fig.35] the term CTlnT is fixed firmly. 4.or oxygen-containing atmosphere. The C p -anomaly is equally well reproduced by the model[69.1. In this case the emf depends on the activity 123 . p. The resulting Gibbs energies of formation from emf-measurements are remarkably less negative than the Gibbs energies of formation derived from Knudsen mass spectrometry[53]. the transition temperature being in agreement with the experiments.4. Only the use of the latter data for the optimization resulted in the proper phase diagram with congruent melting of the perovskite phase and two eutectics.3. As CTlnT was set equal for o-prv and r-prv. It needs to be clarified why all of the emf-measurements are problematic: Azad et al. Two values for the magnetic parameter p are possible depending on the crystal structure. and hcp is not available in the literature.10) are listed as a function of temperature together with data from the literature [49-53] in Table 4. whereby the proper p-value for structures other than bcc. 105. Due to the consistency between both groups of calorimetric experiments[30. For the sake of compatibility with the recent assessment of the La-Fe-O system[62] we chose p = 0.6.

11 is plotted as a function of temperature and oxygen partial pressure in Fig. Chemical stability of the perovskite phase: The calculated oxygen partial pressure for the decomposition of lanthanum chromite by the reaction 1 3 LaCrO3 → La 2 O3 + αCr + O2 (g) ↑ 2 4 (4.7.3. Fig.3. and changing activity of CaO at the electrode/electrolyte interface can alter the chemical potential of fluorine at this electrode and thus the emf across the electrolyte.Thermodynamic assessments of CaO at the electrode/electrolyte interface.97 at 1273 K.7 Calculated decomposition of lanthanum chromite as a function of temperature and oxygen partial pressure. Defect chemistry of the perovskite phase: 124 .3. 4.3. 4.11) is pO2 = 10-20. The calculated decomposition of the perovskite phase by Eq. 4.

A La 125 . 4. and charge neutrality is maintained by 1 • [Va ′′′ ]= [CrCr ] La 3 (4.8 (next page) for lanthanum chromite in equilibrium with Cr2O3.3. and yprv 4+ in the compound energy formalism. [CrCr ] ∝ PO2 16 .3. yprv 3+ .15) • Substituting this into Eq.14) x x x For small oxidation extent [La La ] .3. yprv . 4.13) and the equilibrium constant of the oxidation reaction is x • x [Va ′′′ ]1 3[La La ]2 3[CrCr ][OO ]3 La x x x 3 14 [La La ][CrCr ][OO ] pO2 K ox = (4. and CrCr in La1-xCrO3 correspond to the site 3 fractions yprv 3+ .[58]: 1 (La 3+ )(Cr 3+ )(O2. yprv 3+ . La x x • ′′′ The concentrations of the defects LaLa . CrCr .3. [CrCr ] . yprv 3+ .Thermodynamic assessments Applying a defect chemistry analysis of La1-xCrO3 in equilibrium with Cr2O3 the following defect reaction for its oxidation can be written in the sublattice form.12) Using Kröger-Vink notation this defect reaction reads 1 2 x 1 x x x • x La La +CrCr +3OO + O2(g) → La La + Va ′′′ + CrCr +3OO 4 3 3 La (4.3.3.)3 + O2(g) → (La 3+3 Va1 3 )(Cr 4+ )(O2.)3 2 4 (4. The line for yprv 3+ at 1073 K cannot be seen as it is very close to 1. if [Va ′′′ ] and [Va •• ] are O Cr assumed to be negligible according to Akashi et al. A La A Va B Cr B Cr A La A Va B Cr y prv 4+ and the tiny fractions y prv and y prv are plotted logarithmically as a function of B Cr B Va O Va log pO2 at T = 1073 K and 1673 K in Fig. Va La .14 gives the proportionalities [Va ′′′ ]. yprv . and [OO ] can be considered to be ~ 1.

[57] may be explained by problems of reaching equilibrium due to extraordinarily slow cation diffusion in • ′′′ lanthanum chromite.3.0 ×104 Pa determined by Akashi et al. 4. The calculated slopes of [Va ′′′ ] and [CrCr ] are equal to the slope of the electrical La conductivity from 1573 to 1673 K between pO2 = 1.9 (next page) the calculated slopes of VaLa and CrCr are 126 . hence oxidation of LaCrO3 to La1-xCrO3 governs the electrical conductivity of perovskite with fixed activity of Cr2O3 at unity between pO2 = 105 Pa and 10-8 Pa at this • temperature. 4. is calculated from very high to very low oxygen partial pressures. The slope • At T=1073 K a constant slope of 3/16 of the defect concentrations [Va ′′′ ] and [CrCr ] shown in La the triangle. This slope is • fixed by the defect reaction Eq. In Fig.3. 4.8 Calculated site fractions of species in La1-xCrO3 in thermodynamic equilibrium with Cr2O3 logarithmically plotted at T = 1073 K and 1673 K as a function of of 3/16 of the calculated defect concentrations is indicated in the triangle.0 ×103 Pa and pO2 = 2.3.12. The conflicting data from Shvaiko-Shvaikovskii et al. pO 2 .[58].Thermodynamic assessments Fig. At T = 1673 K the slope of 3/16 of [Va ′′′ ] and [CrCr ] is La reproduced by the calculated slope using the compound energy formalism at 105 Pa > pO > 2 10-8 Pa.

Fig.3. The calculated concentrations agree well with the data derived from electrical conductivity • measurements[58].[58] derived from electrical conductivity measurements (symbols with error-bars.15. The calculated amount of [Va ′′′ ] relative to [CrCr ] is fixed by the criterion for La charge neutrality.3.[58].[58] as a function of La reciprocal temperatures.9 Calculated defect concentrations in La1-xCrO3 in thermodynamic equilibrium with Cr2O3 (solid lines) logarithmically plotted as a function of reciprocal temperature along with the data from Akashi et al. The presented defect chemistry calculations are still rather tentative. 4. 127 . as calculated [Va ′′′ ] and [Va •• ] are very small. as the temperature and oxygen partial pressure dependence of excess Cr in La1-xCrO3 has not been investigated systematically so far. Eq.Thermodynamic assessments • compared with slopes of [Va ′′′ ] and [CrCr ] determined by Akashi et al. broken lines). 4. The calculated O Cr relative defect concentrations are in line with those proposed by Akashi et al.

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The Mobility of Oxygen Ions in CaF2. 1991. Trans. Povoden. Gauckler to be submitted The thermodynamic La-Sr-Mn-Cr-O oxide database is obtained as an extension of thermodynamic assessments of oxide subsystems using the Calphad approach. Hillert. as well as defect concentrations of the cathode contaminated by Cr at different temperatures and oxygen partial pressures. thermodynamic driving forces and activities.2].J. 261-66. For the construction of the 134 . Chen. 4. A. 75. Electrochem. B. pp. Sundman. The database should meet the demand to calculate stable and metastable phase equilibria. Metall. Ågren. Sr2. 1990.. pp. L.1 Introduction Sr-doped lanthanum manganite (LSM) with the perovskite structure ABO3-δ is used as cathode materials in SOFC. Jansson.67Cr2O8. J. Gibbs energy functions of SrCrO4. E. R. These requirements are conformed by using the CALPHAD approach. B.4. J. A. Jacob. However diffusion of chromium from the metallic interconnects into the cathode leads to a severe cell voltage decrease that was linked to the formation of Crcontaining phases[1. Povoden. 73.N. Sundman. Sr2CrO4.4 Thermodynamic La-Sr-Mn-Cr-O oxide database for SOFC applications E.T. 109-19. and SrCr2O4 are presented. A thermodynamic La-Sr-Mn-Cr-O oxide database is highly desirable for the development of endurable SOFC: thermodynamic calculations set an important base for the optimization of cathodes aiming to avoid long-term degradation due to chromium poisoning. 294-300. 4. A.N. K. Thermodynamic La-Sr-Mn-Cr-O oxide database for solid oxide fuel cell applications. pp. M. 20. Gauckler. Appl. Grundy.Thermodynamic assessments 72. Chen.J. submitted to Scripta Mater. 15. A Two-Sublattice Model of Molten Solutions with Different Tendency of Ionization. Experimental solid solubilities and nonstoichiometries in La1-xSrxCrO3-δ and LaMn1-xCrxO3-δ are reproduced by the model. Modification of the Two-sublattice Model for Liquids. and L. 1985. Calphad. 16A. Akila. M. Grundy. M. B. 74.

Sr-Mn-Cr-O oxide is treated as ideal extension from the subsystems.Thermodynamic assessments La-Sr-Mn-Cr-O oxide database La-Mn-Cr-O oxide and La-Sr-Cr-O oxide systems are assessed. Limited solution of Sr in La1-xSrxCrO3-δ perovskite[18] was confirmed by a later investigation[20]. and the LaSr-Mn-O oxide database is taken from Grundy et al.4. Phase equilibria in the La-Sr-Cr-O oxide system in air at 1223 K and under vacuum at 1873 K were determined by using solid state technique[18]. Differences concern the reported stabilities of further compounds[11. 0. On the other hand the conflicting phase equilibria presented by Kisil[16] lack experimental details.[6] with a slight modification: Grundy et al.67Cr2O8 by using microprobe analysis[18].12]. and La-Cr-O databases are adopted[3-5]. Due to large differences between the ionic radii of La3+ and Mn3+ and possible coordination numbers (1.785 Å for at maximum 6-fold coordinated Mn3+)[7] we omit Mn3+ on the A-site. Sr-Cr-O oxide: Thermodynamic functions for Sr-Cr-oxides in the SSUB database[9] are based on estimates[10]. in agreement with Hartl and Braungart[19]. La-Sr-Cr-O oxide: In the La-Sr-Cr-O oxide and La-Mn-Cr-O oxide systems no quaternary stoichiometric compounds were reported. Sr3Cr2O7[12] was approved as high pressure phase only[17]. which is in agreement with Negas and Roth[15]. Calculation of the oxygen nonstoichiometry of perovskite + MnO instead of metastable single phase perovskite[6] leads to a good agreement between experimental and calculated nonstoichiometries.5 Å for 12-fold coordinated La3+. Cr-O. 4.2 Assessment of data from the literature Previous assessments of the La-O. The 135 . The stoichiometry of a phase defined as Sr3Cr2O8[15] was later corrected to be essentially Sr2.15-19]: for the stabilities of SrCr2O4 and Sr2CrO4 we trust the accurate study of Jacob[11]. whereas emf measurements using CaF2-based emftechnique[13] led to conflicting results likely caused by competing reactions[14].12. We propose optimized thermodynamic functions for oxide phases of the Sr-Cr-O oxide system resulting from the assessment of all available experimental data: agreement exists between Gibbs energies of formation of SrCrO4 determined by emf technique using a Y2O3 stabilized ZrO2 electrolyte[11.[6] allowed Mn3+ on the A-site of LSM to reproduce experimental oxygen nonstoichiometries under low oxygen partial pressures. No quaternary phases or solid solutions were found in the Sr-Mn-Cr-O oxide system[8].

1O3-δ was measured using thermogravimetry[26].5O3-δ with x = 0. 1373 K.3 at T = 1273K. Nonstoichiometry data for La1-xSrxCrO3-δ with x=0.11 using drop calorimetry at T = 1080 K.[27] concluded from the similarity between X-ray absorbtion spectra of Cr K of LaCrO3 and La1-xSrxMn0. La-Sr-Mn-Cr-O oxide: In the La-Sr-Mn-Cr-O oxide system complete solid solubility of Mn and Cr is reported for La1-xSrxMn1-yCryO3-δ perovskite[8]. Complete solid solution between the LaMnO3 and the LaCrO3 perovskites was affirmed[8]. 0. and 0.9Cr0. 0. and 0.1.2. and 1573 K[23]. solely Sr(La.25.24].1. 1473K.3. La-Mn-Cr-O oxide: In the La-Mn-Cr-O oxide system no quaternary stoichiometric compounds were reported. 136 .8Sr0.3 as a function of temperature and oxygen partial pressure using XRD analysis.2.2. and 0. Positive δ in the perovskite formula reflects oxygen deficiency.2.09. and δ = 0.2CrO3-δ at 1273 K[24] were measured as a function of oxygen partial pressure using thermogravimetry.3 at T = 1173 K that Cr4+ were absent in the latter. The exact temperature and oxygen partial pressure range of Sr(La. As Ruddlesden-Popper phases have not been reported to form during SOFC operation with LSM cathodes.Sr)CrO4 is ambiguous. Plint et al.8Sr0.1. and the solubility of Cr is unknown. 0. and La0. −0. An isothermal section of the La-Mn-Cr-O oxide system at 1073 K in air and pure oxygen has been published without further commenting of experimental evidences[25]. Myoshi et al. 0. 0. thermodynamic data are missing.Sr)CrO4 were stable in air[10]. Perovskite+MnCr2O4 spinel equilibrium of a powdered mixture of La0.Sr)CrO4 is omitted in the modeling.Sr)CrO4 showed reproducible stoichiometry[18]. Thus its extension to the quinary database would not be reliable. and 0. and −0. Peck et al. Sr(La. Cr4+ and oxygen vacancies are regarded as the major defects[23.[21] determined the Gibbs energy of formation of La1-xSrxCrO3 with x = 0.[20] investigated the single phase region of La1-xSrxCrO3 with x = 0.1.04. whereas negative δ essentially stands for cation nonstoichiometriy.Thermodynamic assessments existence of several Ruddlesden-Popper phases is restricted to reducing conditions.5Cr0. −0.3 using Knudsen mass spectrometry.2.2MnO3 and Cr2O3 at 1073 K was reported after 1000 h of heat treatment in air[28]. In contrast to Peck et al.[18] it was proposed earlier that Sr(La. δ of LaMn0. Cheng and Navrotsky[22] measured enthalpies of formation of La1-xSrxCrO3-δ with x = 0. and 0.

4.4.12] and phase stabilities of SrCr2O4 and Sr2CrO4 investigated by equilibration experiments of different mixed oxide compositions under controlled atmospheres[11]. most likely due to interactions that cannot be reproduced by the model. However we did not obtain satisfying results in higher-order perovskites.75. and La1-xSrxMn1-yCryO3-δ [8.1) SER v = 0.Thermodynamic assessments The perovskite phase: Magnetic and structural transitions of La1-xSrxCrO3-δ [29−35]. All 137 . A and B are adjustable parameters.and perovskite layers of the latter. Consistency among transition data for La1-xSrxCrO3-δ and LaMn1-xCrxO3-δ prevails. whereas diversities exist regarding the transitions in La1-xSrxMn1-yCryO3-δ .67Cr2O8+SrCrO4+Cr2O3 as a function of temperature and oxygen partial pressure[11. LaMn1-xCrxO3-δ [26. SrCr2O4.41] were reported. Thus. Magnetic transitions have been well reproduced by an ordering-model[42. their optimization with the following experimental phase diagram and thermodynamic data using the PARROT module of the Thermocalc software[46] resulted in the lowest error between model and experiments: Gibbs energies of formation of SrCrO4[11.12]. Transitions of LaMn1-xCrxO3-δ are complex as they depend on temperature.3 Modeling and optimization Sr-Cr-O oxide: The sublattice models (Sr2+)(Cr6+)(O2-)4 and (Sr2+)(Cr3+)2(O2-)4 are employed for the descriptions of SrCrO4 and SrCr2O4. in terms of the applicability of the new database for SOFC the authors omit structural transitions in the modeling. 0. H a is the standard enthalpy of the stable state of element a at 298. and Sr2CrO4 respectively.67Cr2O8.15 K and 105 Pa[45].4.25 for SrCrO4. Gibbs energy functions of Sr-Croxides were formulated as 1 2 ° SER SER SER gas G(Sr)x(Cr)y(O)z − xH Sr − yH Cr − zH O = x °GSrO[44] + y °GCr2O3[4] + v °GO2 [45] + A + BT (4. accounting for the structural feature of alternating rocksalt. composition and oxygen partial pressure. Sr2.43] for LaCrO3[5]. and 0.67Cr2O8 following the proposed formula[19] and for the Ruddlesden-Popper phase Sr2CrO4. their modeling was omitted without consequences for the applicability of the database for SOFC. (Sr2+)8/3(Va)1/3(Cr6+)2/3(O2-)8/3(Cr5+)4/3(O2-)16/3 and (Sr2+)(O2-)1(Sr2+)(Cr4+)(O2-)3 were chosen for Sr2. As the magnetic transitions are low temperature features. and the equilibrium Sr2. 7/6.36−40].

13157T kJmol-1 . Table 4.11. δ = 0. Optimized parameters and calculated and experimental thermodynamic data are listed in Table 4. T = 298 K.15832T kJmol-1 this work. calc. Δ °G = −88.1.= GS3V + 1 6GS4O − 1 6GS4V GSr 2+ :Cr 3+ :Va = GS3V − 5 6GS4O + 5 6GS4V Table 4. Δ °G = −93. BSrCrO4 = 131. Δ H = −48. T = 298 K.2.5 °GO2 [45] ° ° ° GLa3+ :Cr 4+ :O2.09.340 + 0.4.106904T kJmol-1 . Δ ° H = −50.1. T = 298 K.15553T kJmol-1 .5 J ASr2. calc.4 kJmol-1 this work.851 − 1116 K[12] Δ °G = −273. Δ °G = −213. BSr2. BSrCr2O4 = −95.2 kJmol-1 this work.6 kJmol-1 this work.774 + 0. δ = 0.1 and 4.6 J ASr2CrO4 = −145000 J.76 kJmol -1[21] x = 0.88 kJmol-1[21] x = 0. Δ ° H = −20.3.7 kJmol-1[20] x = 0.4. T = 2000 K. T = 298 K. Δ °G = −102. δ = 0. T = 298 K. T = 2000 K.67Cr2O8 = 219 J La1 − xSrxCrO3 − δ ° gas GLa3+ :Cr 4+ :Va = 5 6GS4O − GS3V + 1 6GS4V + GRPRV[5] − 1. Δ °G = −109. Δ ° H = −56. Δ H = −65.3 kJmol-1 this work. calc. Δ ° H = −20.050 + 0. ° Δ ° H = −36. Δ ° H = −34. calc.950 − 1280 K[10] Sr2.Thermodynamic assessments reported phase equilibria[11] are correctly reproduced by the model. calc. calc.859 + 0. Δ °G = −85.2. calc. δ = 0.3.54 kJmol-1[21] x = 0. calc.166T kJmol-1 .72 kJmol-1[21] x = 0.1 Optimized model parameters Sr .Cr oxides ASrCrO4 = −273771 J.2.5 kJmol-1[20] x = 0.67 Cr2 O8 + SrCrO 4 + Cr2 O3 Δμ O 2 = −265.4. calc.1 kJmol-1 this work.04.4.767 + 0.8 kJmol-1 this work. Δμ O 2 = −262. T = 298 K. Δ ° H = −55. BSr2CrO4 = 50 J ASrCr2O4 = 98000 J. δ = 0.= 5 6GS4O − GS3V + 1 6GS4V + GRPRV[5] GSr 2+ :Cr 3+ :O2. Δ ° H = −34.3.2 Calculated and experimental thermodynamic data SrO +1 2 Cr2 O3 + 3 4 O 2 = SrCrO 4 Δ °G = −273.4 kJmol-1 this work.1080 − 1380 K[10] (1 − x) 2 La 2 O3 + xSrO + 1 2 Cr2 O3 + x 4 O 2 − δ 2 O2 = La1− xSrx CrO3−δ x = 0.7 kJmol-1[20] x = 0.2.0 kJmol-1 this work. calc. ° Δ ° H = −67. δ = 0.3 kJmol-1 this work. T = 2000 K. δ = 0. δ = 0.13152T kJmol-1 this work. Δ °G = −93.15 kJmol-1[21] x = 0.2 + 0.1. δ = 0. Δ ° H = −59.825 ± 0.48 kJmol -1[21] 138 .67Cr2O8 = −508507 J.1073 − 1473 K[11] Δμ O 2 = −276. calc.

(La3+)(Va)(O2-)3. We adopt the description (A.6.g.Thermodynamic assessments The perovskite phase: It is essential for a consistent description of the perovskite phase that defects that occur in the structure in low-order systems remain on the same sites at the extension to higher order. The molar Gibbs energy °G of La1-xSrxCrO3-δ is uniquely defined as follows: °Gs of the endmembers (La3+)(Cr3+)(O2-)3.and Va on the anion sublattice. yj is the site fraction of each cation and Va on the B-sublattice.3) is chosen as reference.Sr2+. (Sr2+)(Va)(Va)3.Va)(O2-.Va)(O-2.4.Va)(Cr3+. and A and B parameters of °G of two neutral compounds 139 .2MnO3-δ are rhombohedral at SOFC operating temperatures (T=1073 K to 1273 K). and small amounts of Cr brought into the cathode unlikely lead to a change of the structure.Va)(B. (La3+)(Va)(Va)3.8Sr0. this is achieved by using the same model. La0. (Sr2+)(Va)(O2-)3. (Va)(Va)(O2-)3.48].31451 J mol-1 K-1. B = cations and Va = vacancies[6] using the compound energy formalism[47]. It can be accounted for by introducing interaction parameters. The parameters of the compound energy formalism are the Gibbs energies of the end-member compounds °Gi: j:k . R = 8. Using the above model and the proposed defect chemistry[22-24] the sublattice formula for La1-xSrxCrO3-δ reads (La3+. The molar Gibbs energy of the perovskite phase then reads ⎛ ⎜ ⎝ ⎞ ⎟ ⎠ ° prv prv Gm = ∑∑∑ yi y j yk °Gi: j:k + RT ⎜ ∑ yi ln yi + ∑ y j ln y j + 3∑ yk ln yk ⎟ + EGm i j k i j k (4. Thus it is reliable to take the Gibbs energies of the compounds of rhombohedral perovskite from [5] for the model.4.Cr4+. (La3+)(Cr3+)(Va)3. The second-last term accounts for the configurational entropy of mixing. °G(Sr2+)(Cr4+)(Va)3 1° 5 gas GCr2O3 [4] − °GO2 [45] 2 4 ° SER SER GSrCrVa3 − H Sr − H Cr = °GSr2+ :Cr 4+ :Va = GS4V = °GSrO[44] + (4.Va)3 with A. Typical compositions of Sr-doped lanthanum manganites used for SOFC cathodes. e.2) where yi is the site fraction of each cation and Va on the A-sublattice. and yk is the site fraction of O2. and (Va)(Va)(Va)3 and ternary interaction parameters are adopted[5. The last term describes the excess Gibbs energy of mixing.Va)3.

4.Va)(Mn . 138).5 − H Sr − H Cr − 2. 140 . 3+ 4+ (La3+)(Cr4+)(O2-)3. All endmembers have been defined in the assessed subsystems.4. and nonstoichiometries[23.Cr .Cr3+.Mn3+.5H O = GS3V = 5° 1 1 ⎛5 5 1 1⎞ GSr2+ :Cr3+ :O2− + °GSr2+ :Cr3+ :Va + RT ⎜ ln + ln ⎟ = °GSrO[44] + °GCr2O3 [4] + A + BT 6 6 2 ⎝6 6 6 6⎠ (4. solid solubilities[18.4.4.Thermodynamic assessments ° SER SER SER GSrCrO3 − H Sr − H Cr − 3H O = °GSr2+ :Cr 4+ :O2− = GS4O = °GSrO[44] + 1° 1 gas [4] G + °GO2 [45] + A + BT 2 Cr2O3 4 (4. it is expected that it is not removed from the structure if the phase is doped.Mn . and (Sr2+)(Cr3+)(Va)3 are obtained by conversions of reciprocal equations that are set zero[48] and are listed in Table 4.Va)3.20].Va)3.Mn4+. 4.Mn . The regular interaction parameter 0L(La3+:Cr3+.4. Eq. Though structure-chemical information of site occupancies in LaMn1-xCrxO3-δ perovskite is missing.2 (p. and in Figs.5Va0.Va)(O2-. 138).Mn3+:O2-) accounting for interactions between Cr and Mn cations is fitted to experimental nonstoichiometries[26].4) ° SER SER SER GSrCrO2. A = 136453 and B = −91.1 and 4.5) are optimized with all available experimental data of the perovskite phase.Cr4+. it is reliable to allow Cr4+ on the B-site: as Cr4+ exists in nonstoichiometric lanthanum chromite perovskite[5].2 (next page).Va)(O . °Gs of the remaining endmembers (La )(Cr )(Va)3.5.4.4 denotes °G (Sr2+)(Cr4+)(O2-)3.5 in Eq.1 (p.Va)(Mn2+. and phase equilibria in the La-Sr-Cr-O oxide system by the modeling is satisfying as shown in Table 4.4.4.6. 0L(La3+:Cr3+. All endmember compounds have been defined in the assessed subsystems. (Sr2+)(Cr3+)(O2-)3.4. 4.24] of La1-xSrxCrO3-δ. Thus for LaMn1-xCrxO3-δ we propose the sublattice formula (La3+.2 for ° GSrCrO2.4.Mn3+:O2-) = +9421 J. The 3+ 2+ sublattice 2+ 3+ formula 4+ 3+ of 4+ the 2- quinary perovskite reads (La .Cr .4 Results and discussion The reproduction of experimentally determined Gibbs energies[21] and enthalpies of formation[22]. with A = 27027 and B = −69. 4.Sr .5Va0.

Calculated phase equilibria are the same as in[17]. and three phase equilibria. 141 .5 system calculated at T = 1223 K in air atmosphere (solid lines) with experimental data[17] included (symbols). Filled circles. prv = La1-xSrxCrO3-δ.5-SrO-CrO1.1 LaO1. blank circles. two phase. and circles with crosses denote single phase.Thermodynamic assessments Fig. 4.4.

4. 4. Deducing from the change of δ from T = 1273 K to 1173 K the measured increase of δ from T = 1173 K to 1073 K might be too small.23] nonstoichiometries of La1-xSrxCrO3-δ at different temperatures for x = 0. Fig.1. 4.2. 0. α-spl = tetragonally distorted Cr-Mn-spinel.25.5-MnOx-CrO1. 4. and 0. The calculated isothermal section of the La-Mn-Cr-O oxide system at T = 1273 K in air is presented in Fig. β-spl = cubic Cr-Mn-spinel. possibly caused by equilibration difficulties due to slow diffusion.4.3 LaO1.4 (next page). 4. 141 Calculated (lines) and experimental (symbols)[22.3 as a function of oxygen partial pressure. The calculated nonstoichiometries of La1-xSrxCrO3-δ are in good agreement with the experimental values at higher temperatures. 0.Thermodynamic assessments Fig.2. However it was not possible to reproduce the nonstoichiometries at T = 1073 K and 973 K. prv = LaMn1-xCrxO3-δ.4. as shown in Fig.4. p. 142 .5 system calculated at T = 1273 K in air atmosphere.3.

Mn4+.Sr2+. and the conclusion of missing Cr4+[27] is not based on a direct chemical analysis of Cr valencies. Experimentally determined nonstoichiometry of LaCrO3 indicates the existence of some Cr4+. and oxygen partial pressure. We believe that complete removal of Cr4+ from the perovskite structure is unlikely.Mn3+:O2-) and L(Sr2+:Cr4+.Cr4+.1O3-δ at different temperatures as a function of oxygen partial pressure. We propose the model (La3+. Thus we stick to a model without interaction parameters.5 Conclusions The thermodynamic La-Sr-Mn-Cr-O oxide database has been obtained by combining thermodynamic assessments of oxide subsystems.4. 4.Va)3 for the quinary perovskite phase. this model allows the quantitative calculation of defects as a function of composition. Optimized by experiments in pseudoternary and pseudoquaternary oxide subsystems.4.9Cr0. The new database is adapted for quantitative calculations of 143 .Va)(O2-.Mn3+:O2-). it would be necessary to give large positive values to the regular interaction parameters 0 0 L(Sr2+:Cr3+.Va)(Mn2+. temperature. To approximate the absence of Cr4+[27] in quinary perovskite. 4.Thermodynamic assessments Fig. Experimental findings[8.Mn3+.28] are in line with our calculations.Cr3+.4 Calculated (lines) and experimental (symbols)[27] nonstoichiometries of LaMn0.

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148 . In particular the concentrations of cation and oxygen vacancies are smaller than in an LSM without chromium under decreased oxygen partial pressure at 1273 K. and partly they occur under kinetic control: at the cathode/electrolyte interface of a Cr-“poisoned” cell Cr-Mn spinel exists in thermodynamic equilibrium with LSM. Povoden. and L.Thermodynamic calculations of impacts of chromium on LSM cathodes 5 Thermodynamic calculations of impacts of chromium on Srdoped lanthanum manganite (LSM) cathodes for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) E. Gauckler. to be submitted A new thermodynamic database is used for thermodynamic equilibrium calculations in a Srdoped lanthanum manganite cathode (LSM) affected by chromium at typical operation temperatures of 1073 K and 1273 K as a function of oxygen partial pressure. Proper strategies to prevent the problem of chromium “poisoning” are proposed. From the thermodynamic calculations structural chemical changes in the cathode perovskite caused by the interaction with chromium can be predicted: it is shown that the interaction of chromium with the LSM cathode leads to a change of the defect chemistry of the perovskite phase. T. and the contribution of a vacancy mechanism for the oxygen diffusion in LSM is thermodynamically hampered in the presence of chromium at high temperature and high current loads. Ivas. Even though the chromium problem cannot be solved satisfactorily by varying the cathode composition or the SOFC operating conditions. From the results of these calculations it is concluded that the processes of chromium poisoning of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) are partly explicable by thermodynamics. The spinel formation goes along with increasing Mn2+ in LSM under decreasing oxygen partial pressures.J. whereas Cr2O3 is metastable. This has consequences for the electrochemical properties of the cell: the electronic conductivity of the cathode will decrease. M. the deterioration of the cell performance is expected to be less pronounced when the cell is operated at lower temperatures and current loads. Chen.

Ad 2) In contrast to 1) it was proposed that gaseous Cr-species would be chemically dissociated to LSM under the polarization of the cell. This affinity would be linked to the creation of free Mn2+ on the surface of LSM due to the oxygen partial pressure gradient caused by the polarization.1 Introduction Chromium-containing metallic interconnects are commonly used in planar-design solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) due to their high oxidation resistance. Both groups of researchers agree that without polarization Cr is randomly deposited inside the cathode. associated to these nuclei. On the other hand the electrochemical reduction of CrO3(g) was rejected by the authors favoring the chemical dissociation approach. -reduction. Mn2+ would serve as agent for the formation of Cr-Mn-O nuclei that would be able to migrate to the triple phase boundary and further into the electrolyte. The chemical dissociation approach is coherently based on the interpretation of a large number of impedance spectra. as well as low fabrication costs. mechanical strength. 149 . For the mechanism of chromium poisoning two models have been proposed: 1) reduction of gaseous CrO3(g) in dry atmosphere or chromium oxyhydroxide(g) in wet atmosphere under polarization[2-6] and 2) chemical dissociation of Crspecies on the LSM surface[7-14]. where they cause the degradation of the cell by detrimentally affecting the O2adsorbtion. Consequently Cr-Mn spinel and Cr2O3(s) would form. Ad 1) In an LSM cathode the reduction of CrO3(g) is expected to be localized at the triple phase boundary. where the reaction partners for the reduction. electron-donating LSM and oxygen-accepting yttrium-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) are available[15]. This reduction reaction would compete with the oxygen reduction and lead to blocking of the active sites at the triple phase boundary (TPB). Consequences of Cr poisoning have been investigated specifically in (La1-xSrx)MnO3-δ (LSM) perovskite-structured cathodes. though partly with conflicting results.Thermodynamic calculations of impacts of Cr on LSM cathodes 5. thermal stability. and no Cr2O3(s) is formed. However high-valent gaseous Cr-oxide and chromium-oxyhydroxides can diffuse under fuelcell operation conditions from the interconnect into the cathode up to the cathode-electrolyte interface. In the last decade a lot of efforts were made to elucidate the degradation mechanisms. good electronic and negligible ionic conductivity. and -diffusion process[1].

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In the critical assessment in chapter 1.3.6 it was concluded that doubtless reasons to reject the reduction approach do not exist. One critical point concerns the extension of dense Cr2O3layers into the YSZ electrolyte[6]: this phenomenon can be explained best by continuous feeding of an initial Cr2O3-layer with CrO3(g), the latter becoming reduced at a new TPB consisting of YSZ and electron-donating Cr2O3(s). On the other hand this process cannot be explained satisfactorily by using the chemical dissociation approach. Even though particularly the early stages of chromium “poisoning” occur in thermodynamic non-equilibrium, the system SOFC develops towards thermodynamic equilibrium by time. This is reflected by a flattening of the curves that reflect the performance deterioration as a function of time, such as the curves of voltage drop and overpotential loss. Thus thermodynamic calculations allow interpretations of the phase equilibria that result from the interactions between LSM and chromium, as well as changes of the phase chemistry that are associated with the chromium contamination of LSM cathodes.

5.2

Method

The La-Sr-Mn-Cr-O oxide database is used for the following thermodynamic calculations: phase equilibria in Cr-contaminated LSM (in the following denoted as LSM(Cr)), phase compositions of LSM(Cr) and Cr-Mn spinel, defect concentrations of LSM(Cr), as well as driving forces for the formation of Cr2O3 were calculated with the poly-module of the ThermoCalc software[16]. The following model descriptions were used: for the Cr-contaminated cathode perovskite with the
3+

general
2+

formula
4+ 3+

ABO3
2+ 4+ 3+

a

proper
2-

sublattice for cubic

description spinel,

reads AB2O4,

(La ,Sr ,Va)(Mn ,Mn ,Mn ,Cr ,Cr ,Va)(O ,Va)3, for tetragonally distorted spinel (Mn2+)(Mn3+,Cr3+)2(O2-)4 was chosen[17], (Mn2+,Cr2+)(Mn3+,Cr3+)2(O2-)4 was used[18], and for Cr2O3 (Cr2+,Cr3+)2(Cr3+,Va)(O2-)3 was taken[18]. Uptake of Cr in LSM is expected, as a complete solid solubility of Cr in LSM has been shown experimentally[19]. For proper thermodynamic calculations of phase equilibria thermodynamic conditions need to be set that reflect the conditions of the chromium contamination of SOFC: the bulk pressure (room pressure, 101325 Pa), the operation temperature (typically from T = 1073 K to 1273 K), the oxygen partial pressure, the cathode composition, and the amount of chromium.

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The oxygen partial pressure at the interconnect-cathode interface is air. Under current load it is expected that the oxygen partial pressure will strongly decrease close to the cathodeelectrolyte interface in the triple phase boundary (TPB) region where the oxygen reduction in LSM takes place: the oxygen partial pressure at the cathode-electrolyte interface, pO2(i) can be approximated from the measured cell voltage of a Pt/LSM/YSZ/Ni-Cermet/Pt solid oxide cell and the fuel composition by using the equation for the overall electromotive force E of the cell:
pO RT 2(i) ln 4 F pO

E=

(5.2.1)

2(an)

R = 8.31451 J mol-1 K-1, F = 96485.309 C mol-1 and pO2(an) is given by the ratio of H2-H2O in
the fuel. From a measured cell voltage of 0.7 V[2] at T = 1173 K (fuel: 97 vol.% H2, 3 vol.% H2O) and a high current load of 300 mA cm-2 a strong decrease of the oxygen partial pressure at the oxygen reduction sites is expected, pO2(i) ≈ 0.01 Pa. As we are interested in the influences of chromium throughout a cathode under realistic operation conditions of SOFC, results of the thermodynamic calculations are presented for pO ≤ 21278 Pa ≥ 0.01 Pa.
2

Several LSM cathode compositions can be found in the literature. Part of them is cation stoichiometric, and part of them has excess Mn that is known to prevent unwanted formation of electrochemically isolating zirconate at the cathode/electrolyte interface. In this study two cathode compositions are used for the thermodynamic calculations: La0.9Sr0.1MnO3-δ and (La0.8Sr0.2)0.9MnO3-δ. The sublattice model for this perovskite phase[20] allows the formation of vacancies on each site and changing valencies of Mn as a function of temperature and oxygen partial pressure. The amount of chromium in the system is defined by the partial pressure of the Cr-gas phase:
⎛ μ Cr ⎞ ⎟ ⎝ RT ⎠

pCr = exp ⎜

(5.2.2)

This means that by knowing the partial pressure of the Cr-gas phase in the TPB region, it is possible to calculate the thermodynamics of the chromium contamination. The problem is that the definite amount of gas that contributes to the degradation phenomena is not known

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exactly, as only a fraction of the Cr-gas that evaporates from the Cr2O3 scale on the Cr-alloy interconnect interacts with LSM or is reduced. Fortunately the amount of deposited Cr in a degraded LSM cathode has been analyzed as a function of distance from the cathode/YSZ electrolyte interface[21], and the combined data of X(Cr) and the oxygen partial pressure at the TPB fix the chemical potential of Cr. The amount of deposited Cr close to the LSM(Cr)/YSZ interface was about 3 wt.% after a long cell test of 300 h at T = 1073 K. If one assumes that the pO2 under the test conditions was 1 Pa at the the LSM(Cr)/YSZ interface (normal cell performance), the chemical potential of the Cr-gas phase can be calculated. Even though it is clear that the chemical potential of Cr will change if the amount of evaporated Cr from different interconnect materials is different, the Cr-gas reservoir is assumed to be in a saturated state due to “unlimited” supply from the interconnect during the cell performance, and thus its chemical potential is fixed in the thermodynamic calculations. This simplification is reasonable, as in all investigated cell tests with LSM and Cr-alloy interconnects the degradation was similar, so that changing chromium amounts due to different interconnect alloys are obviously not detrimental for the cell degradation. H2O (operation of SOFC in humid air) is not considered in the calculations, as neither hydroxides nor solubilities of hydrogen or OH− were included in the La-Sr-Mn-Cr-O oxide database.

5.3
5.3.1

Results
Thermodynamic calulcations of La0.9Sr0.1MnO3 contaminated by chromium

Fig. 5.3.1 (next page) shows phase fractions in Cr-“poisoned” La0.9Sr0.1MnO3-δ at constant chemical potential of CrO3, μ(CrO3) = −300000 J mol-1 referred to 100000 Pa of CrO3(g) as a function of oxygen partial pressure at T = 1273 K and 1073 K, and in Figs. 5.3.2 (next page) and 5.3.3 (p. 153) phase equilibria are indicated: the cathode remains single phase at pO2 > 102.75 Pa. By decreasing the oxygen partial pressure, tetragonally distorted Mn3O4 spinel (t-sp), the manganese endmember of the Cr-Mn spinel solid solution phase forms.

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with A and B standing for the cation sublattices and C standing for the oxygen sublattice.1MnO3-δ as a function of oxygen partial pressure at T=1273 K and 1073 K at μ(CrO3) = −300000 J mol-1 Fig. Vertical lines indicate boundaries between different phase equilibria 153 . 5.1(Mn. 5. A.Cr)O3-δ as a function of oxygen partial pressure at T = 1273 K and μ(CrO3) = −300000 J mol-1. and C denote sublattices of the perovskite phase.9Sr0.2 Phase equilibria in Cr-“poisoned” La0.3. B.9Sr0.Thermodynamic calculations of impacts of Cr on LSM cathodes Fig.1 phase fractions in Cr-“poisoned” La0.1MnO3-δ and defect concentrations of La0.3.9Sr0.

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Fig. 5.3.3 Phase equilibria in Cr-“poisoned” La0.9Sr0.1MnO3-δ and defect concentrations of

La0.9Sr0.1(Mn,Cr)O3-δ as a function of oxygen partial pressure at T = 1073 K and
μ(CrO3)= −300000 J mol-1. The vertical line indicates the boundary between phase equilibria

At T = 1273 K (Figs. 5.3.1, p. 153 and 5.3.2, p. 153), tetragonally distorted spinel remains stable to pO2 = 10-0.4 Pa. At lower pO2 cubic Mn-Cr spinel forms. At 1073 K (Figs. 5.3.1, p. 152 and 5.3.3), tetragonally distorted spinel remains stable to pO2 = 100.75 Pa, followed by the formation of cubic spinel at lower pO2 . This means that by decreasing the oxygen partial pressure from pO2 = 104.3, the pressure of air, to 10-1.5 Pa, the amount of spinel in the contaminated cell increases. At 1073 K Cr-Mn spinel formation is less pronounced, and CrMn spinel formation starts at lower pO2 than at 1273 K. To find out about the structural chemical changes in the cathode perovskite caused by reaction with chromium, the fractions of species in a specific sublattice (site fractions) are calculated at

T=1273 K and 1073 K (plots in Figs. 5.3.2, p. 152 and 5.3.3) as a function of pO2 The results .
are compared with the calculated site fractions in a cathode with a very small chemical

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potential of Cr, μ(CrO3) = −106 J mol-1 that means with practically no Cr (Figs. 5.3.4 to 5.3.5).

Fig. 5.3.4 Defect concentrations in La0.9Sr0.1MnO3-δ

as a function of oxygen partial pressure at T=1273 K.

Fig. 5.3.5 Defect concentrations in La0.9Sr0.1MnO3-δ

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In general defect concentrations of the Cr-contaminated LSM differ from the defect concentrations in LSM without Cr at a high temperature of 1273 K: with Cr the concentrations of vacancies on the A- and B-sublattices decrease stronger by decreasing the oxygen partial pressure. The increase of oxygen vacancies by decreasing the oxygen partial pressure on the other hand is weaker when chromium is present. At T = 1273 K and pO2 = 1 Pa, which is the expected pO2 at the LSM/YSZ interface at 250 mA cm-2 current load, the site fractions of cation vacancies on the A- and B-sublattices for LSM(Cr) are y(Va)A = 1.98x10-6, y(Va)B=4.3x10-6, whereas in LSM y(Va)A = 3.086x10-6 and y(Va)B = 7.096x10-6 are calculated. The concentration of oxygen vacancies at 1 Pa and T = 1273 K in LSM(Cr) is slightly higher than in LSM, y(Va)C = 3.01x10-5 in LSM(Cr),compared to y(Va)C = 2.57x10-5 in LSM. A pronounced drop of cation and oxygen vacancies is calculated at 1273 K and pO2 = 10-1 Pa, the expected oxygen partial pressure at the TPB under a high current load of 300 mA cm-2: the concentration of oxygen vacancies in LSM(Cr) is y(Va)C = 3.39x10-5, compared to

y(Va)C = 9.48x10-5 in LSM. This means that if the oxygen partial pressure at the LSM/YSZ
interface strongly decreases the vacancy concentrations will drop significantly. The concentrations of Cr3+ and Cr4+ in LSM(Cr) increase when the temperature increases and the oxygen partial pressure decreases. The calculated compositions of tetragonally distorted spinel (Fig. 5.3.6 a, next page) and cubic spinel (Fig. 5.3.6 b) formed during chromium “poisoning” show a strong dependence upon the oxygen partial pressure: only under low oxygen partial pressures a significant amount of chromium is found in the spinel phase, whereas at higher oxygen partial pressures the spinel phase has a composition close to Mn3O4. At T = 1073 K the spinel phase contains less chromium than at T = 1273 K.

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6 Calculated site fractions of ions in cubic spinel (6 a) and tetragonally distorted spinel (6 b) formed during chromium “poisoning” at T = 1273 K and 1073 K 5.9MnO3-δ contaminated by chromium From Fig.3.9MnO3-δ as a function of oxygen partial pressure at T = 1273 K and 1073 K and μ(CrO3) = −300000 J mol-1 157 .8Sr0.Thermodynamic calculations of impacts of Cr on LSM cathodes Fig.7 it is obvious that in this widely used LSM composition Cr-“poisoning” leads to the formation of additional phases already at high oxygen partial pressures: A small amount of about 5 mol% of the pure spinel endmember.3.3.7 phase fractions in Cr-“poisoned” (La0. 5.8Sr0. tetragonally distorted Mn3O4 (t-sp) is expected to form. 5.2 Thermodynamic calculations of (La0.2)0.2)0.3. At T = 1073 K Mn2O3 is stable in a Cr-contaminated LSM cathode with excess Mn in air. 5. Fig.

3.8 Calculated site fractions of ions in cubic spinel formed during chromium “poisoning” at T = 1273 K It is interesting whether the consequences of chromium for the concentrations of defects in LSM(Cr) with excess Mn are more or less pronounced than in cation-stoichiometric LSM(Cr): Phase equilibria and defect concentrations in a (La0. the compositions of the spinel phases formed during chromium “poisoning” become richer in Cr under more reducing conditions. as in the case of cation-stoichiometric LSM.3. 5.2)0.8Sr0.Thermodynamic calculations of impacts of Cr on LSM cathodes In Fig.9MnO3-δ cathode are shown in Fig.9 (next page). 158 . Fig.3.8 the compositional changes of cubic spinel are plotted as a function of oxygen partial pressure at T = 1273 K. 5. 5. In general.

The vertical line indicates the boundary between different phase equilibria Fig.8Sr0.2)0.3.Cr)O3-δ as a function of oxygen partial pressure at T = 1273 and μ(CrO3) = −300000 J mol-1.3.Cr)O3-δ and defect concentrations in (La0.Thermodynamic calculations of impacts of Cr on LSM cathodes Fig. 5. In LSM(Cr) the concentrations of these cation vacancies drop strongly at low pO2 . Mn2+ is higher in LSM(Cr) than in LSM at higher pO2 . 5.8Sr0.8Sr0. The vacancy concentrations on the A-sites and B-sites of the Cr-contaminated perovskite phase are basically in the middle between these vacancy concentrations in LSM.10) at 1273 K.3.9(Mn. 5.9 Phase equilibria in Cr-“poisoned” (La0.3.10) and without Cr (solid lines in Fig. 5.2)0.9(Mn.2)0.10 (next page) is a comparison of defect concentrations of (La0.9MnO3-δ with Cr (broken lines in Fig. and the concentration of oxygen vacancies is lower in LSM(Cr) than in LSM at relatively high and low pO2 . 159 .

10 Defect concentrations in (La0. Table 5.3 Thermodynamic testing of LSM with Mn-deficiency Only in a cathode with Mn-deficiency it is possible to push the formation of additional phases towards a lower oxygen partial pressure: for the case of La0.1 Pa.8Sr0.3.3. 160 . 5. Calculated concentrations of all species in LSM(Cr) and tetragonally distorted spinel in equilibrium are listed in Table 5.2)0.871Sr0.9MnO3-δ (solid lines) as a function of oxygen partial pressure at T = 1273.9(Mn.148Mn0.Thermodynamic calculations of impacts of Cr on LSM cathodes Fig.Cr)O3-δ (dashed lines) and (La0. next page.1. as it is illustrated in Fig.1 Compositions of LSM(Cr) and spinel in equilibrium at different T at pO2=1 Pa with and without Cr. 5.2)0.3.3.11.947O3-δ spinel formation becomes important only at pO2 < 0. 5.8Sr0.3.

9MnO3-δ at pO2 = 10-1 Pa. 5. The influence of chromium on defect concentrations in La0.148(Mn.8Sr0. and the concentration of oxygen vacancies is almost an order of magnitude lower then in (La0.Thermodynamic calculations of impacts of Cr on LSM cathodes Fig.Cr)0.3. 161 .2)0.871Sr0. after reaching a plateau at pO2 = 103 Pa. y(Va)C even decrease slightly towards lower pO2 .9MnO3-δ at high oxygen partial pressures.947O3-δ is illustrated in Fig. 5.3. next page: The concentration of oxygen vacancies in La0.947O3-δ is half of an order of magnitude higher than in (La0.11 Phase fractions in a Cr-“poisoned” Mn-deficient LSM as a function of oxygen partial pressure at T = 1273 and 1073 K and μ(CrO3) = −300000 J mol-1.871Sr0.8Sr0. However.Cr)0.12.2)0.148(Mn.

If the driving force is 0.2)0. the more energy is needed to stabilize the phase.871Sr0. and thus its formation is kinetically controlled.3.947O3-δ as a function of oxygen partial pressure at T = 1273 K and μ(CrO3) = −300000 J mol-1 (solid lines).Thermodynamic calculations of impacts of Cr on LSM cathodes Fig. This is the amount of energy that is needed to bring the phase to its stable state. Vertical lines indicate boundaries between different phase equilibria 5.3.4 Formation of Cr2O3 This phase was not found in the thermodynamic calculations. One can get an idea about the degree of metastability of a phase by calculating its thermodynamic driving force. 5. and the driving force for the formation of the phase is low. The more negative the driving force. Dashed lines indicate the defect concentrations in (La0. the phase is thermodynamically stable. 5.3.9MnO3 without chromium.148(Mn. In Fig. 162 .8Sr0.12 Phase equilibria in Cr-“poisoned” Mn-deficient LSM and defect concentrations in La0.Cr)0.13 (next page) the driving force of Cr2O3 is plotted as a function of temperature at two different pO2 in a LSM cathode with excess Mn under Cr-“poisoning”.

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Fig. 5.3.13 Driving force of Cr2O3 as a function of temperature

at different pO2 at μ(CrO3) = −300000 J mol-1. The driving force for the formation of Cr2O3 is less negative at higher oxygen partial pressures.

5.4

Discussion

In the following the results of the thermodynamic calculations are compared to experimental findings on chromium poisoning from the literature. Interpretations are given, which of the chromium poisoning mechanisms occur under thermodynamic control. By carrying out equilibrium calculations of state-of-the-art LSM cathodes with the compositions La0.9Sr0.1MnO3-δ and (La0.8Sr0.2)0.9MnO3-δ at constant chromium in the gas phase it was tested if spinel formation would be favored thermodynamically under low oxygen partial pressure, i.e. close to the electrode-electrolyte interface under polarization conditions. The calculations showed that this is indeed the case. As the A-sublattice of the spinel is completely filled by Mn2+ under the cell operation conditions, and the only source for this species is LSM, it is obvious that spinel formation will be associated with increasing Mn2+ in LSM. Thus, as Mn2+ in LSM increases as a function of decreasing pO2 , also the amount of

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spinel formed is higher at low oxygen partial pressure. Cr-gas reveals increasing affinity to LSM towards the electrode-electrolyte interface: both Cr solid solution in LSM and spinel formation increase under decreasing the oxygen partial pressure. From the calculation it is interpreted that the spinel phase that forms under Cr-“poisoning” of the cathode will contain a high amount of Mn, if the oxygen partial pressure at the cathode/electrolyte interface is about 1 Pa. Only at lower pO2 significant Cr is incorporated in the spinel phase, with the stoichiometric MnCr2O4 phase forming at about pO2 = 10-1 Pa. Though spinel formation is thermodynamically driven in Cr-contaminated SOFC, it seems that spinel formation per se is not one of the keys of severe cell degradation due to chromium, but the affinity of Cr-gas to the LSM surface, as even very small Cr contamination in the ppm range apparently leads to a dramatic decrease of the oxygen diffusion in LSM[22]. From impedance spectroscopy analyses it was consistently concluded that the oxygen diffusion is severely influenced by chromium. The thermodynamic calculations showed that Cr interacting with LSM leads to a change of the defect chemistry of the perovskite phase, and particularly to a decreasing amount of oxygen vacancies at high temperatures and low oxygen partial pressures. As the formation of oxygen vacancies in LSM is inhibited, oxygen diffusion to the triple phase boundary is retarded. The results of the thermodynamic defect chemistry calculations of LSM(Cr) thus indicate that the deterioration of the oxygen diffusion is higher under at decreased oxygen partial pressures reflecting high current loads. Cr2O3 is found in degraded SOFC, particularly under high current load. However this phase was not found in the thermodynamic calculations, and its driving force remains negative under SOFC operating conditions. This means that its formation is kinetically controlled. Even though Cr2O3 is not a thermodynamically stable phase in Cr-contaminated SOFC, a strong tendency exists for CrO3(g) to be reduced to Cr2O3(s) at the TPB, as the reduction reaction has a large negative ΔG. It was also mentioned earlier that a high tendency for the precipitation of Cr2O3(s) from CrO3(g) exists[23]. In addition to the adsorption process it is expected that a great many of Cr-gas molecules are driven further to the energy valley for their reduction, namely the TPB. Thus it is non-contradictory that coupling of Cr-gas to LSM and subsequent spinel formation at the LSM surface, and the reduction of CrO3 (g) at the TPB leading to the metastable reduction product Cr2O3(s) occur simultaneously. An alternative way to form Cr2O3 was discussed by Konysheva et al.[24]: The kinetic decomposition of the spinel phase may occur in an oxgen partial pressure gradient due to different mobilities of Mn2+ and Cr3+.

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In addition to the inhibiting of oxygen diffusion to the TPB and blocking of active triple phase boundary sites by the thermodynamically controlled formation of spinel and the kinetically driven formation of Cr2O3(s) and thus retarded diffusion of oxygen ions into the electrolyte, further unwanted consequences of chromium poisoning can be ascribed to the low electrical conductivity of Cr2O3[25]. Also Cr-Mn-spinel and Cr-doped LSM are significantly less conductive than pure LSM[26-29]. The electrical conductivity of Cr-Mn spinel decreases as its Cr-content increases. From the thermodynamic calculations it can be predicted that increasing the current load will lead to the formation of a spinel phase with a low electrical conductivity. The ohmic resistance of spinel will also increase due to more Cr dissolved in spinel as the amount of deposits of chromium in the cathode increases as a function of time. Furthermore it is expected that the electrical conductivity of LSM is influenced by chromium particularly under high current loads, as chromium leads to decreased concentrations of cation and oxygen vacancies in LSM(Cr) relative to LSM under such operating conditions of SOFC.

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Thermodynamic calculations of LSM contaminated by chromium showed that the formation of spinel is thermodynamically driven, whereas Cr2O3 is a metastable phase that forms under kinetic control in degraded SOFC. The formation of spinel is favored under low oxygen partial pressures, thus in an SOFC under current load this phase is found predominantly at the LSM/YSZ interface. The interaction between chromium and LSM leads to changes of the defect chemistry of the LSM perovskite phase. Particularly diminished concentration of oxygen vacancies relative to LSM without chromium may be a reason for the inhibited oxygen diffusion in degraded SOFC at high temperatures and high current loads . This is also true for Mn-deficient LSM compositions, though the formation of spinel can be restricted to lower oxygen partial pressures. Its defect chemistry is particularly problematic at low oxygen partial pressures, the concentration of oxygen vacancies being strongly diminished relative to LSM with excess Mn. Anyway the use of a Mn-deficient LSM cathode for SOFC is not recommended due to the formation of electrically isolating zirconate.

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25865E-07*T**3.8932E-07*T**3-399448*T**(-1). bcc ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GLABCC 298.00189435*T**2 -1. 4000 N @@ La.492988*T-39.0500E+03 0 S0 0.988+174. AMEND-ELEMENT VA VACUUM 0 H0 6.344+344.7919*T*LN(T)-0.836315*T-34. Dinsdale 1991 @@ La. 4000 N @@ Cr.34397*T-163. Dinsdale 1991 @@ La.6651E+03 4. fcc ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GLAFCC 298.3088*T*LN(T).3891E+02 5.001295165*T**2. Povoden-Karadeniz 2008 @@ GO G ENTER-ELEMENT LA CR VA @@ELEMENT NAME REF.15 -7968.15 -8856.88526E+32*T**(-9).1996E+01 2.9547989E-05*T**3-36581228*T**(-1). 2000 Y -15608.47721E-06*T**3+139250*T**(-1). 1193 Y -136609. 1134 Y -16377.1659411*T*LN(T)-. 2180 Y -34869.3088*T*LN(T)..004045175*T**2 -5.08252*T+513.387295093*T**2 +4. 550 Y -3381. 6000 N @@------------------------------------------------------------------@@ Solid metals.48*T-26.06113*T-17.18*T-50..072353*T-21..413074*T*LN(T)+0.Appendix Appendix La-Cr databasea) @@ Database La-Cr.5388*T*LN(T).894+218.94+157. AMEND-ELEMENT CR BCC_A2 5. @@ ---------------------------------------------------------@@ Functions @@ ---------------------------------------------------------@@ Standard data for elements.403+120.284604*T-26. 800 Y +321682. 2000 Y -8205.6902E+01.0*T*LN(T)-2.882+181.161+88.413+59. STATE ATOMIC MASS AMEND-ELEMENT LA DOUBLE_HCP(ABAC) 1.008371705*T**2 +6.35429E+01. bcc ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GHSERCR 298.908*t*LN(T)+0.34*T*LN(T)-.91+1123.15 169 .056395E-06*T**3+21167204*T**(-1).440708*T*LN(T)-0.15 -3952.390071*T-34. double hcp ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GHSERLA 298.673-3565.053968535*T**2 -4.

976+955. from SGTE @@ La(g) ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION F12026T 298.253215E-04*T**2 -1.64743*T*LN(T)-.Appendix -6109. 1100 Y +393886.653+18. 6000 N @@ Cr2 gas. 1134 Y -124598. 600 Y +426628.955-30.1*T**(-1).5353212*T-40.54399*T-34. from SGTE ENTER-SYMBOL FUNCTION F7763T 298.059775*T-26.338363*T-111. 3200 Y +497751.00406*T*LN(T)+0.2*T**(-1).797+89.00189435*T**2 -1.878375*T-139.207991*T-19.37615E-21*T**7.0441+773.331-31.085237*T+2.96003*T*LN(T)+.0037094435*T**2 -2.066199E-06*T**3+20994153*T**(-1).15 +390765.82257667E-08*T**3+5.004+171.0188191*T*LN(T)-0.791973*T*LN(T)-0.007085085*T**2 -4.36083*T*LN(T)+7. 4000 N @@ ---------------------------------------------------------------------@@ Liquid metal functions.30043383E-07*T**3-34158815*T**(-1).4786162*T-13.71447833E-07*T**3+102710. 2180 Y -16459.0037862445*T**2 -2. 1134 Y -3942.015+146.47721E-06*T**3+139250*T**(-1)+2.020171603*T**2 +2.006002155*T**2 +1.3088*T*LN(T).7919*T*LN(T)-0.15 +422273.905-85. 1300 Y +404460.15 +598511.346741*T*LN(T)+0.5*T**(-1). from SGTE ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION F7491T 298. 6000 N @@-----------------------------------------------------------@@ Gas functions @@ La gas.69883E-07*T**3-1738066.70261E-07*T**3+2891891*T**(-1).1074654*T-19.85*T**(-1).016725*T-42.984+335.61216717E-06*T**3+154422. 2000 Y -12599.56798*T*LN(T)+.3088*T*LN(T).004961847*T**2 -1.928-44.878761*T-21.06299*T*LN(T)-0.403+41.747-246.23012*T-11. 1400 Y +642608. 4000 N @@ Cr ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GCR_L 298. 8200 Y -92343.02767321*T**2 170 .011938995*T**2 +1.843-369.588679E-07*T**3+10285.25865E-07*T**3.28626*T+17. Dinsdale 1991 @@ La ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GLALIQ 298.042032405*T**2 -3.0188*T*LN(T)+0.15 +5332.33826017E-06*T**3-312130.004045175*T**2 -5.018431*T-34.15*T**(-1).616317*T-50*T*LN(T).386+178.5192158*T-21.15 +15483.17+114.232-104.418475E+08*T**(-1).93775E-06*T**3-133541*T**(-1).001513089*T**2 -4. 10000 N @@ Cr gas.3347881*T-22.83676*T*LN(T)-0.7643*T*LN(T)-. 800 Y +613345.23648333E-07*T**3-722515*T**(-1).908*T*LN(T)+.005444405*T**2 +4.

0) 298... VA. dhcp ENTER-PHASE LADHCP.7145*T*LN(T)+..15 +GLALIQ..895+159.0) 298.605906E-06*T**3-5831655*T**(-1).15 +F12026T+RTLNP..97520167E-07*T**3+7. AMEND-PHASE LIQ COMP 2.4 ENTER-PAR TC(BCC...0) 298.. N..15 64573-23*t.028597625*T**2 -4.15 +GLABCC..CR:VA.9699545E-04*T**2 +1.188555*T-52..... ENTER-PAR G(LIQ. ENTER-PAR G(BCC.CR:VA.0428*T*LN(T)+3.0) 298. set-interactive a) databases scripts can be used in Thermocalc with the extension ....0) 298.1) 298...... 2 1 1 LA.LA.0) 298. 2 1 1 LA CR.. 5800 Y -484185.15 +F7763T+RTLNP. @@ ------------------------------------------------------------------------@@ Liquid... 2 1 3 LA CR.... @@ GO PAR SET-OUT-LEVEL.51783483E-07*T**3+1...... ENTER-PAR G(LAFCC. ideal extension from lower-order systems ENTER-PHASE LIQ.15 +GCR_L.5 LA . ENTER-PAR G(LIQ.137623*T-105.15 +GHSERLA..0) 298... ENTER-PAR L(LIQ.5939925E-07*T**3+14793625*T**(-1). ENTER-PAR L(BCC.15 +GLAFCC.LA:VA..0) 298.LA:VA.CR:VA. AMEND-PHASE-DESC BCC MAGN -1 0.15 60713-5...CR..CR:VA. ENTER-PAR G(LADHCP.CR:VA.25559*T-334. 3900 Y +347492.15 +GHSERCR.LA:VA.tcm 171 .008.......LA.Appendix +1..004229401*T**2 +1.135805E+08*T**(-1).34+623... VA. fcc ENTER-PHASE LAFCC. ENTER-PAR G(GAS. ENTER-PAR G(GAS.0) 298.0) 298..0) 298. @@ La.15 -311..CR2.4843765E+08*T**(-1). VA.5.... VA. ENTER-PAR G(GAS.15 83500.15 +F7491T+RTLNP. @@ ----------------------------------------------------------------@@ Alloys @@ BCC_A2 ALLOY ENTER-PHASE BCC.0) 298...07969*T*LN(T)-... 6000 N @@ -------------------------------------------------------------------@@ Phases @@ ------------------------------------------------------------------@@ Metals @@ La.49*t. ENTER-PAR BMAGN(BCC.. @@ Interaction parameters from binaries ENTER-PAR L(LIQ.15 -0..... 2 1 0..CR:VA. 2300 Y +553119.... ENTER-PAR G(BCC.LA.LA.055+2598...LA:VA.0) 298. @@-----------------------------------------------------------@@ Gas ENTER-PHASE GAS G 1 LA CR CR2.....CR:VA..

@@ @@ -------------------------------------------------------------------@@ Species @@ -------------------------------------------------------------------ENTER-SPECIES LA+2 LA/+2 ENTER-SPECIES LA+3 LA/+3 ENTER-SPECIES SR+2 SR/+2 ENTER-SPECIES MN+2 MN/+2 ENTER-SPECIES MN+3 MN/+3 ENTER-SPECIES MN+4 MN/+4 ENTER-SPECIES O2 O2 ENTER-SPECIES O3 O3 ENTER-SPECIES O-2 O/-2 ENTER-SPECIES SRO SRO ENTER-SPECIES SRO2 SRO2 ENTER-SPECIES CR+2 CR/+2 ENTER-SPECIES CR+3 CR/+3 ENTER-SPECIES CR+4 CR/+4 ENTER-SPECIES CR+6 CR/+6 ENTER-SPECIES CR1O1 CR1O1 ENTER-SPECIES CR1O2 CR1O2 ENTER-SPECIES CR1O3 CR1O3 172 .3891E+02 6.35429E+01.7620E+01 6.5999E+01 4.) considered @@ @@ Quinary Ruddlesden popper phase is very tentative.6651E+03 5. AMEND-ELEMENT H 1/2_MOLE_H2(G) 0.5680E+03 5. Povoden-Karadeniz @@ @@ Database La-Sr-Mn-Cr-O-(H).9960E+03 3.6902E+01.1008E+01 0 0..Appendix La-Sr-Mn-Cr-O-(H) oxide database @@ LA-SR-Mn-CR-O-(H) oxide... Solubility of Cr in SrMnO3 not known @@ --> Subsystem Sr-Mn-Cr-O is a purely ideal extention @@ @@ no oxygen solubility in La-oxide description (taken from Zinkevich et @@ al. STATE ATOMIC MASS H0 S0 AMEND-ELEMENT LA DOUBLE_HCP(ABAC) 1. first version: Feb2006 by Povoden. associate at composition SrCrO4 can @@ help for better fit to experiments – future work @@ @@ No data exist for Sr-Mn-Cr-O. AMEND-ELEMENT MN CBCC_A12 5.0500E+03 2.2008E+01...4938E+01 4.. @@ Actual version: Dec2008 by Povoden-Karadeniz @@ @@ COMMENTS @@ @@ Sr-Cr-O liquid: simple description.65340E+02. AMEND-ELEMENT SR SR_FCC_A1 8.5694E+01.3410E+03 1. as only few phase @@ diagram data exist! @@ -------------------------------------------------------------------GO G ENTER-ELEMENT LA SR MN CR O VA H @@ELEMENT NAME REF. AMEND-ELEMENT CR BCC_A2 5.. AMEND-ELEMENT VA VACUUM 0 0 0.1996E+01 4. AMEND-ELEMENT O 1/2_MOLE_O2(G) 1.0252E+02.

4582*T*LN(T)-0.47721E-06*T**3+139250*T**(-1). 1000 Y 173 .67477E-07*T**3-2055*T**(-1).183879*T-23.61225E-3*T**2 -1.15 -7968.008371705*T**2 +6.6184604E-07*T**3-38364.5028601*T-11.06113*T-17.005098873*T**2 +6. double hcp ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GHSERLA 298.403+120.390071*T-34.00189435*T**2 -1.8742*T**(-1). 4000 N @@ Sr.00734768*T**2 +69827. 550 Y -3381.27966+130. Dinsdale 1991 @@ La.15 -7532.001295165*T**2.905*T*LN(T)-4.1355068*T*LN(T)-0. bcc ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GHSERCR 298.3088*T*LN(T).41+312.367+107. cbcca12 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GHSERMN 298.34*T*LN(T)-.872255-25. fcc ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GHSERSR 298. 2000 Y -15608.2648*T-48*T*LN(T)+1.0905432*T*LN(T)-3.284604*T-26.15 -8856.251266E-3*T**2 +1.8932E-07*T**3-399448*T**(-1).Appendix ENTER-SPECIES CR2O3 CR2O3 ENTER-SPECIES CR3O4 CR3O4 ENTER-SPECIES CRH1 CRH1 ENTER-SPECIES CRH1O1 CRH1O1 ENTER-SPECIES CRH1O2 CRH1O2 ENTER-SPECIES CRH1O3 CRH1O3 ENTER-SPECIES CRH2O2 CRH2O2 ENTER-SPECIES CRH2O3 CRH2O3 ENTER-SPECIES CRH2O4 CRH2O4 ENTER-SPECIES CRH3O3 CRH3O3 ENTER-SPECIES CRH3O4 CRH3O4 ENTER-SPECIES CRH4O4 CRH4O4 ENTER-SPECIES CRH4O5 CRH4O5 ENTER-SPECIES CRH5O5 CRH5O5 ENTER-SPECIES CRH6O6 CRH6O6 ENTER-SPECIES H2 H2 ENTER-SPECIES H2O1 H2O1 ENTER-SPECIES H1O1 H1O1 ENTER-SPECIES H1O2 H1O2 ENTER-SPECIES H2O2 H2O2 @@ @@ ---------------------------------------------------------@@ Functions @@ ---------------------------------------------------------@@ SER Lattice stabilities.18*T-50. 820 Y -13380.908*t*LN(T)+0.0*T*LN(T)-2.15 -3480.059572*T-23.1*T**(-1).196104*T-30.94+157. 6000 N @@ O1.344+344. 2180 Y -34869.102+153.882+181.413+59.656847E30*T**(-9).88526E+32*T**(-9).84189E-07*T**3+850134*T**(-1). 3000 N @@ Mn.15 -8115.1659411*T*LN(T)-.48*T-26. 1519 Y -28733. (1/2 O2) ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GHSEROO 298. 2000 N @@ Cr.

259625*T-18.. @@ PYROLYSITE.54747566E+02*T*LN(T) -1. @@ -------------------------------------------------------------- 174 ...86138663E+05*T**(-1).15 -4.95379396E+02*T-6.15 -1. Grundy 2006 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GMN2O3 298. Zinkevich 2006 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GLA2O3D 298...76015+12. ALPHA-MN3O4 (DISTORTED) ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GTMN3O4 298.15 -1..2856E+02*T-119..9*T-47.97E-03*T**2 +1.15 +108305+GCR2O3+0.9664*T-120.25243E-04*T**2 +1.15 -1833257+692. @@ ESKOLAITE..15 +GSROSOL+GHSEROO-43740+70*T.75120338E+02*T-1.15 32350-13..68352649E+01*T*LN(T) -3.15 43192-18. @@ BETA-HAUSMANNITE..15 -1....52766201E+01*T*LN(T) -7.5*GHSEROO+255269-53..45091278E+05+3... BETA-MN3O4 (CUBIC) ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GCMN3O4 298. @@ reduced neutral endmember of CR2O3 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GCRO0 298.986*T+GLA2O3D.056E-02*T**2 +6. 3300 Y -13986... Risold 1996 @@ SrO ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GSROSOL 298.41618912E+06+8.66000166*T-16.8*T*LN(T)-4. Povoden 2005 @@ METASTABLE CRO ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GCR1O1 298..96393E+05+5..911E+01*T*LN(T)-2...80284521E-03*T**2+6.778*T**(-1).. ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GLA2O3H 298.66666666667*GHSERCR.15 -607870+268.. @@ Mn-oxides... @@ Cr-O oxides.64955386E+05*T**(-1).15 +1.. MN1O2 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GMN1O2 298.9579637E-04*T**2 +6.76*T..85001409E-03*T**2+2. @@ @@ MN2O3-FUNCTION.82*T...9536*T*LN(T)-4.629*T*LN(T)-0. 6000 N @@-----------------------------------------------------------@@ Binary oxides. MODIFIED.. Cr2O3 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GCR2O3 298. Grundy 2003 @@ MANGANOSITE.0721E-08*T**3+4383200*T**(-1).02477557E+05+2. @@ SrO2 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GSRO2SOL 298..54747566E+02*T*LN(T) -1. @@ CR-SPINEL CR3O4 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GCR3O4 298.15 -9.78055555E-09*T**3+262904.6846E+02*T-9.86138663E+05*T**(-1)..89567858E+02*T-1..Appendix -6568..43703676E+06+8.05E+06*T**(-1).0822E+05*T**(-1).15 +0..728+31..164542E+06+7.00307*T**2 +190000*T**(-1).8138015*T*LN(T)-5. @@ Sr-oxides..5*GCR2O3-0. ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GLA2O3X 298..006854*T**2 +808000*T**(-1)-1E7*T**(-2).74079033E-02*T**2+9.59355626E+02*T-4.555*T+GLA2O3D.5*GHSEROO+280045-93.15 -5. @@ ALPHA-HAUSMANNITE..12922234E+05*T**(-1)..5*GCR2O3-0. optimized @@ La-oxides.56*T*LN(T)-0.. MNO ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GMN1O1 298.74079033E-02*T**2+9.

.5E+04.. ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GL3O_RP2 298.15 +GSROSOL+0. @@ @@ Functions of the La-Cr-O system.5E+04... ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION LA_BETA 298.5*GMN2O3-68300.15 @@ 3...15 GLA2O3D+1.. Grundy et al. ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION RE_BETA 298. @@ Sr7Mn4O1 175 .15 +GLA2O3D+GMN1O1+6.26029731E+04-3. @@ LA2CR3O12 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GLA2CR3 298. ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GL3O_RP1 298..15 +GSROSOL+GLA2O3D+GMN2O3-137400. ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION RE_ALPHA 298.....Appendix @@ Ternary oxides. ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION SRX_ALPH 298. ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION SRH_ALPH 298. @@ RP3 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GSM4_RP3 298.... Grundy 2004 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION SR_ALPHA 298.78500000E+05.5*GHSEROO-540404-9... 2005 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GL2MNO4 298...15 +4*GSROSOL+3*GMN1O2-3.32830000E+05..5*GCR2O3+4..15 +2*GSROSOL+2...15 +2*GSROSOL+2... @@ intermediate La-chromates @@ LA16 @@ ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GLA16 298.. @@ @@ Functions of the La-Mn-O system..5E+04.15 +GLA2O3D+2.73000000E+03 -1.15 GLA2O3D+0..15 +GMN2O3+GSM3_HEX-2.799*T...15 0..15 @@ 8*GLA2O3D+3.19200000E+04.15 +GMN2O3+GSM4_HEX-8.15 +2*GSROSOL+2.15 +GSROSOL+GMN1O2-1.. Grundy 2004 @@ HEX Phase ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GSM4_HEX 298....15 +GSROSOL+0....15 +2*GSROSOL+GMN1O2-1..5*GHSEROO-371557+205*T.71704891E+01*T.15 +3*GSROSOL+2*GMN1O2-8... @@ RP2 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GS4O_RP2 298.. ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GSM3OZ 298.14*T.5*GLA2O3D+0.79100000E+03. Povoden 2008 @@ LA2CRO6 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GLA2CRO6 298.11300000E+05.. @@ SrMn3Oz as SrMnO3_Mn2O3 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GSM4OZ 298...70000000E+01*T... @@ LA7 @@ ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GLA7 298.55*T. optimized (except perovskite functions) @@ @@ Functions of the La-Sr-O system.99100000E+04-90*T.5*GCR2O3+9.. @@ @@ Functions of the Sr-Mn-O system... ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GSM3_HEX 298.. @@ RP1 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GS4O_RP1 298...5*GLA2O3D+GCR2O3+2.5*GMN2O3-7.158E+04.5*GCR2O3+1.5*GHSEROO-154101-2....5*GHSEROO-73045-4..15 0....

@@ SRCR2O7 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GSC2O7 298. @@ ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GL3OL 298.15 +6*GL2O+4*GL4O+3*GV4O-12*GL3O-254212....75*GMN1O2-91857+20..... Povoden 2005 @@ CUBIC SPINEL ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GSPINEL 298. @@ ---------------------------------------------------------------@@ Perovskite functions @@ Grundy 2005 @@ Charge compensated by Mn+4 (correct) ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GL3O 298.66666667*GSROSOL+GCR2O3+2......6*T..5*GLA2O3D+0.. ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GL2O 298.33333333334*GCMN3O4-210795. ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GVVV 298.1*T.5*GHSEROO-145000+50*T.5*GMN2O3-63367+51.333333*GLA2O3D+GMN1O2-53760.5*GLA2O3D+GMN1O1+27672.5*GHSEROO.15 2*GSROSOL+0.5*T..31*T..15 +2*GSROSOL+0.15 +0....15 +GSROSOL+0....77*T-7.666666667*GCR3O4+. @@ @@ Functions of the Sr-Cr-O system.15 0.5*GHSEROO-273771 +131. @@ @@ Functions of the Mn-Cr-O system..12450000E+05+50*T.333333333333*GHSEROO -508507+219*T.... ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GL4O 298.19*T*LN(T) +232934*T**(-1)-3429+4. ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GV4O 298.15 0...19*T*LN(T) +232934*T**(-1). @@ @@ Functions of the La-Sr-Cr-O oxide system..69*T.77*T-7..5*GMN2O3-7..15 +GSROSOL+0.4*t..15 +0..3+61. ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GMS3O 298.5*GLA2O3D+0.. Povoden 2008 @@ Ruddlesden Popper phase ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GREFRP 298. @@ TETRAGONALLY DISTORTED SPINEL ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GTSPINEL 298...72*t.44550000E+04 176 .15 +GSROSOL+GCR2O3+98000-95...15 +2...5*GCR2O3+1...Appendix ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GS7M4 298. @@ SR2CRO4 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GS2CO4 298.77*T-7.5*GCR2O3+0.73000000E+03-1.5*GLA2O3D+0..5*GMN2O3-63367+51..15 +0.666666667*GCR3O4+..15 +GSROSOL+GCR2O3+3*GHSEROO-325047+196*T.15 +GLACRO3+GSROSOL+7000-25*t.. @@ SR3CR2O8 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GS3C2O8 298..19*T*LN(T) +232934*T**(-1)+400-0.15 +0..5*GMN2O3-63367+51..33333333334*GTMN3O4-200942+75. @@ SRCRO4 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GSCO4 298.15 +0. ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GLCR3O_RP1 298.5*GLA2O3D+0. @@ ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GL3OR 298.. Povoden 2008 @@ SRCR2O4 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GSC2O4 298.5*GCR2O3+0.15 +7*GSROSOL+4*GMN1O2-6..15 +0.

0188191*T*LN(T)-0. 3000 N @@ Cr ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GCR_L 298. Dinsdale 1991 @@ La ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GLALIQ 298.. 6000 N @@ --------------------------------------------------------------------- 177 .91-12.2288*T-1.406219*T-39.15 +GLACRO3-340+0.41929E-21*T**7.15 GSROSOL+0. 4000 N @@ Sr ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GSRLIQ 298.Appendix -1. @@ Reciprocals: all 0!!!!! @@ @@ Povoden 2008 @@ LaCrO3-PEROVSKITE ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GLACRO3 298.15 +GHSERMN+17859. @@ Function for neutral endmember SR(CR+3..... @@ Function for neutral endmember SrCrO3 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GS4O 298..47721E-06*T**3+139250*T**(-1)+2.69000000E+00*T.15 +15483.5*GLA2O3D+0. ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION ANTI 298.616317*T-50*T*LN(T).15 GSROSOL+0.015+146.118994*T-5..37615E-21*T**7.52*t. @@ Functions for defect chemistry ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GVCR4O 298.997-10. 2180 Y -16459.5*GHSEROO-291802-250*t.6208*T-4.38*T-0.5*GHSEROO.68*T* LN(T)...984+335.. @@ ---------------------------------------------------------------------@@ LIQUID FUNCTIONS @@ ---------------------------------------------------------------------@@ Liquid metal functions..5*GCR2O3+0.70000000E+01*T.653+18.2386*T+135166-88..463*T*LN(T)....00189435*T**2 -1.VA)O3 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GN 298.908*T*LN(T)+.93775E-06*T**3-133541*T**(-1).0668978*T*LN(T)-3..004+171.981237E-06*T**3-265559*T**(-1).5*GCR2O3-2.23012*T-11.42*t..1840595E-2*T**2 +4.018431*T-34.5*GHSEROO+10222-55.29+213.11300000E+05+2.. @@ (LaSr)CrO3+/-delta-Perovskite @@ Reference SrCrVa3 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GS4V 298.. ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GMS4O 298.15 +GSROSOL+0..059775*T-26.5*GCR2O3+0. ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GALACRO3 298. ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GLACR4O 298..5*GCR2O3+0....656847E30*T**(-9)...3088*T*LN(T).. 1134 Y -3942. 1519 Y +GHSERMN+18739. 3000 N @@ Mn ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GMN_L 298.15 0.5*GHSEROO-200000.15 +547422.15 +2194.15 0.26500000E+04 -7.33333*GLA2O3D+...5*GCR2O3+11.63*t.020171603*T**2 +2.15 +GSROSOL+GMN1O2-1.15 +5332.51-13.5*GCR2O3-73591+2.. 1050 Y -10855.15 0.

008463125*T**2 +1..629*T*LN(T)-0.2897*T*LN(T)-.8669*T*LN(T) +.23648333E-07*T**3-722515*T**(-1).15 +2*GMN1O1+GHSEROO-6.917665E-05*T**3-18523425*T**(-1).R.63356E+08*T**(-1).. @@ liquid Mn oxides. optimized @@ liquid La2O3.41*T*LN(T).69E-7*T**3. 10000 N @@ CR1O1 Gas.S.36083*T* LN(T) +7.06284295E+01*T. 900 Y +170853. from T.48744*T*LN(T)-.S).15 0.5*GHSEROO+339673-121. Povoden ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GCR1O1_L 298.282+741.9513659*T-30.1*T*LN(T).15 +390765. Zinkevich 2006 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GLA2O3LIQ 298.00148*T**2 +873600*T**(-1)+1.502-414.15 GCR2O3+439078-169*T. ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GCR2O3_L 298..0063*T**2 +31300*T**(-1)+9.00631160667*T**3+5.15 +176483.229905E-07*T**3+35263.. 540 Y -8528143. Class: 4 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GH2O_L 298. ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GMN2O3_L 298.C.0 (1998).006854*T**2 +808000*T**(-1)-1E7*T**(-2)+141329-56. source: Thermocenter of russian academy @@ of science (T.49525609E+04+4.00119977*T**2 -1.A.4*T. REASSESSED BY MING CHEN (2006) BASED ON EBBINGHAUS (1993) ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GCR1O1_G 298.15 -332319.15*T**(-1).588679E-07*T**3+10285.5*GCR2O3-0. 4000 Y +307209.15 -1833257+692.31437957E+01*T.15 GMN1O1+4.224944*T-121.504926*T**2+4.083*T-30.62+32.59563*T-186.9664*T-120.19*T*LN(T) +27. 8400 Y -403765..14296167E-05*T**3+978019*T**(-1).6220*T.4-33.722975E-07*T**3-64209900*T**(-1).708+805.3+37.331-31..5329*T*LN(T)+...001513089*T**2 -4.671+1078. 500 Y -62418. Grundy ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GMN1O1_L 298. 1000 Y +167489. 601 N @@ -----------------------------------------------------------------------@@ GAS FUNCTIONS @@ --------------------CHROMIUM GAS---------------------------------------@@ CR Gas: SGTE v 3.35563E+08*T**(-1).00607059*T**2 +9. 178 .R.555*T*LN(T)+0.52515733E-07*T**3+682877*T**(-1)..S Class: 5) ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION F7705T 298.9+142414.869-31.5192158*T-21. @@------------------------------------------------------------------@@ LIQUID WATER.C.135*T**(-1)..48508*T**2-.253215E-04*T**2-1... @@ liquid Cr oxides.15 +173449. Class: 4 @@ SGTE=scientific group thermodata Europe @@ ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION F7491T 298. @@ liquid SrO.5567E-7*T**3..39465890E+04-2...928-44.96003*T*LN(T)+.36845867E-08*T**3+6.097*T*LN(T)-0.1304*T*LN(T) -.Appendix @@ Liquid oxide functions.74749*T*LN(T)+.18729*T+495..237405*T+14.003139382*T**2 -1.A.178604*T-117.1074654*T-19.1684007*T-39. 1100 Y +393886. from T. 6000 N @@ CR1O1 Gas (SGTE 1998.2320948*T**2-9.R.8788-3288.45*T-22596.31*T-40.15 -566346+449*T-73. Risold ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GSROLIQ 298.C.. 600 Y -331037..A.

494-20.626737*T-60.423-52.15 -341231.44768833E-06*T**3-2.8435*T*LN(T)+.59*T-39.01667E-8*T**3.C.00012*T**2 +932050*T**(-1)-8.8612582*T-21.0027589925*T**2 -7.10286*T*LN(T)+.80563*T+421.00623741*T**2-6.0922361*T**2 +4.2687055E-04*T**2 -1.00016*T**2 +1814700*T**(-1)+7.2*T*LN(T)-.S Class: 4) ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION F10963T 298.3956+710.526*T*LN(T)-0.60539333E-06*T**3+99530.78+10.14281783E-08*T**3+3561002.59784667E-06*T**3+9.02763076*T**2 +4.879+30. 4900 Y +97590.45*T**(-1).15 -109942.9096643*T-27.1663+92. assessment dated 3/77 from SGTE) ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION F13349T 298.5*T**(-1).05535833E-07*T**3+1246309.40916*T*LN(T) -.039707355*T**2 -4.78611*T*LN(T). 1300 Y +49468. 3000 N @@-------------------OXYGEN GAS------------------------------------@@ O Gas (JANAF 1982.09852775*T**2 -2. based on Ebbinghaus 1993 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GCR1O2_G 298.C.09+299. 6000 N @@ H2O1 Gas (SGTE 1998.043+890.00206456*T**2 -5.401E-6*T**3.01283575*T**2 -3.0216*T**2 +428900*T**(-1)+3.89*T-82.15 +211801.35707*T*LN(T)+0.1284109*T**2 +5.944-37. 3000 N @@ CR1O3 Gas. 1000 Y +180.569*T*LN(T)-0.84857*T*LN(T)-0.434+4. 6000 N @@ H Gas (JANAF 1982.81*T-56.10457667E-06*T**3+12362250*T**(-1). 700 Y +114760.6+6101.43044*T*LN(T) -.45*T**(-1).798361*T-149.4989821*T-20. from T. 1000 Y -354716.623+176. 2800 Y 179 .3*T**(-1).1894682*T-31.0010728235*T**2 +1.58118*T*LN(T)-.413565E-04*T**2 +7.Appendix 3000 N @@ CR1O2 Gas. 2950 Y +252301.108664-15.696*T*LN(T)-0.5*T**(-1).64520667E-09*T**3-3973170.383-1950.0847281*T-17. 1100 Y -256145. 1000 Y -118120+123. reassessed by Ming Chen 2006.21188*T*LN(T)-5. 2100 Y -18840.R.45470312*T-28.23131283E-08*T**3-42897.13383*T-764.0155*T**2 +245800*T**(-1)+2.15 -250423. 6000 N @@ O3 Gas (SGTE 1998.33E-9*T**3.2001*T*LN(T)-.5273873*T-31. based on Ebbinghaus 1993 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GCR1O3_G 298.4437*T*LN(T)-.5*T**(-1).3120249*T-32.70834*T+223.43E-6*T**3.97393+78.09482*T-134. from T.15 +243206.61*T-57.075-3566.46390667E-07*T**3+56582.S Class: 4) ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION F14021T 298.007055445*T**2+3. 2100 Y +866367. reassessment Chen 2006.05082*T*LN(T)-0.A.306855E-06*T**3-21589870*T**(-1).555105E-07*T**3-2.R.01526167E-08*T**3-64163.15 -9522.9608*T*LN(T)+.1304835E+08*T**(-1).610855E+08*T**(-1). 6000 N @@ -------------O-H GAS----------------------------------@@ H2 Gas (JANAF THERMOCHEMICAL TABLES SGTE) ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION H2GAS 298.99+130. assessment dated 3/77 from SGTE) ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION HGAS 298.3696*T*LN(T)+.1699975E+08*T**(-1).14618667E-07*T**3-1280036*T**(-1).09*T**(-1).6128262*T-17.17486667E-07*T**3+1572175*T**(-1). 2800 Y +409416.A.15 +130696.01555*T*LN(T)+1.00584168*T**2 +3.621+24. 3500 Y -1866338.

2016233*T-40.2768*T*LN(T) +6. 3000 N @@ CRO2(OH) Gas.77*T-83.036948065*T**2+6.0018*T**2+2218000*T**(-1)-2.Appendix -268423.771+239.15E-8*T**3.94271*T*LN(T) -.007931945*T**2+4. from T.15 +1075.277-65.927*T*LN(T) -0.97699*T*LN(T) +. 1000 Y 56684+136.S Class: 4) ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION F10729T 298.15 +30698.1497212*T-26.1931655E+08*T**(-1).002*T**2+185600*T**(-1)-1. 3000 N @@ CRO(OH)1 Gas REASSESSED BY MING CHEN (2006) BASED ON EBBINGHAUS (1993) ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GCRH1O2_G 298. combined assessment Chen 2006 @@ based on Ebbinghaus 1995 @@ and from Povoden based on Kim and Belton 1974 @@ (data suggested by Opila 2007) ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GCRH1O3_G 298.135E-7*T**3.8961+275.C.S Class: 1) ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION F10666T 298.24542*T*LN(T) +.51E-7*T**3.686636*T-25.29733833E-07*T**3+684985.87*T-46.0792741*T-24.334E-8*T**3.30298483E-10*T**3-8.724*T*LN(T) -0.292415E+08*T**(-1).05*T**(-1).690197*T-42.42189E-05*T**2-1. 1000 Y -276268. 3000 N @@ CR(OH)2 Gas.R. 20000 N @@ H1O2 Gas (SGTE 1998. based on Ebbinghaus 1995 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GCRH2O2_G 298.551*T*LN(T) +0. 3000 Y +31735.86*T-75. 8400 Y -489068.47*T-96.52*T-74.10636*T*LN(T) -.97594167E-08*T**3+2458230. 800 Y -7932.36297E-06*T**3-29469.953+370.2921095E-09*T**3-4.9096451*T-29.6898+15.003149545*T**2+1.213599E-04*T**2-1.1173*T*LN(T) +6.65*T**(-1).12331E-04*T**2-6.65*T**(-1). 18000 Y -165728.0018*T**2+1338300*T**(-1)+9.505+120.00501027*T**2+2.4+195.0015*T**2+938850*T**(-1)+5.52+180.42186*T*LN(T) -.A.47539017E-08*T**3+1.91863E-08*T**3-6415210*T**(-1).775*T*LN(T) -. 20000 N @@ H1O1 Gas (SGTE 1998.0007*T**2+243850*T**(-1)-9.2E-7*T**3.799205E-07*T**3-25503.5*T**(-1).003069987*T**2+6.7*T-72. assessment Chen 2006.39E-6*T**3.64106-55. 18000 Y -154907.406716*T-68.4391015E+08*T**(-1). 1500 N @@-------------------CR-O-H GAS---------------------------------------@@ CR(OH)1 Gas REASSESSED BY MING CHEN (2006) BASED ON EBBINGHAUS (1993) ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GCRH1O1_G 298.75E-7*T**3.418+116.259882*T-92.C.971-37.96842*T*LN(T) -.0019361405*T**2-1.15 -274384.77872*T*LN(T) +2.5127-12.882+553.765625E+08*T**(-1).32333233E-08*T**3+1.15 -147258.242048*T-24.191295*T-50.15 -497678+273.122915E-07*T**3+925845*T**(-1).34404917E-07*T**3+116618. 3600 Y -67875.15 +68260+52. +326722.5*T**(-1).001713168*T**2-6.175*T*LN(T) +0.15 -351288.9*T*LN(T) -.326117*T-69.R.45435*T*LN(T) -.053*T*LN(T) -0. 1000 Y -492562+351.99164+54.257*T*LN(T) -0.0023107985*T**2+5.A.0016703495*T**2-1.018507875*T**2+2. 700 Y -156470.645643*T-59. from T. 8600 Y +41016.573855E-09*T**3+26048030*T**(-1).0783-20. 1000 Y 180 .94216*T*LN(T) -.7343256*T-24.0031*T**2+266750*T**(-1)-9.659505E-06*T**3+65357.53*T-57.0146*T**2+715900*T**(-1)+2. 6000 N @@ H2O2 Gas (JANAF SECOND EDIT SGTE) ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION F10983T 298.82*T**(-1).32+190.4077*T*LN(T) +.

004*T**2+785800*T**(-1)-2.014*T**2+6008850*T**(-1)+7.89*T-216.12+967. 3000 N @@ CR(OH)6 Gas.37019*T*LN(T) -.Appendix -359644+228. 3000 N @@ CR(OH)5 Gas.006*T**2+498450*T**(-1)-2.01*T**2+4151100*T**(-1)+5.97*T-180.006*T**2+2525450*T**(-1)+2.6*T-162. 5500 Y +1270342.545E-7*T**3.457*T*LN(T) -0.098*T*LN(T) -0. from T.0096*T**2+4.6*T-109.713-424. 3000 N @@ CRH1 Gas (SGTE 1998. 3000 N @@ CRO(OH)4 Gas.15 +432449. assessment Chen 2006.8867E-7*T**3.2*T*LN(T) -0. 1000 Y -806262+567*T-131.00056*T**2+663150*T**(-1)-5.76+600.15 -787712+400*T-107. assessment Chen 2006 based on Ebbinghaus 1995 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GCRH2O3_G 298. based on Ebbinghaus 1995 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GCRH6O6_G 298.86+694.004*T**2+2094950*T**(-1)+1.35E-07*T**3+665100*T**(-1).049*T*LN(T) -0. 3000 N @@ CR(OH)3 Gas. 3500 Y +587860. assessment Chen 2006.99681*T*LN(T) +3.9*T-190.67833E-07*T**3. 3000 N @@ CRO(OH)2 Gas.86*T*LN(T) -0.0065*T**2+2669300*T**(-1)+3. 3000 N @@ CR(OH)4 Gas.8+813.15 -902751. assessment Chen 2006.874*T*LN(T) -0. 1000 Y -656538+448.S Class: 4) ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION F7586T 298.6*T-195. 1000 Y -582354+394.0049*T**2+3311450*T**(-1)+2.R.5*T-163*T*LN(T) +0. based on Ebbinghaus 1995 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GCRH3O3_G 298.6022*T*LN(T) -.83+534.13133917E-07*T**3+1368173*T**(-1).3*T-137.524*T*LN(T) -0.455*T*LN(T) -0.46-2142.0086*T**2+3058600*T**(-1)+4.7+464.9958E-06*T**3.7467E-7*T**3.002*T*LN(T) -0.16*T*LN(T) -0.74*T-146.15 -1029121.9865812*T-37.004*T**2+1.41*T*LN(T) -0.15 -978211.007723995*T**2+7.99444833E-08*T**3-86705500*T**(-1).45*T-229.34E-7*T**3.00994042*T**2+1. based on Ebbinghaus 1993 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION G_CRH4O5 298.65*T*LN(T) -0. combined assessment Chen 2006 @@ based on Ebbinghaus 1995 @@ and from Povoden-Karadeniz based on Opila 2007 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GCRH2O4_G 298. assessment Chen 2006.2*T-109.77E-6*T**3.378E-6*T**3. 1000 Y -997791.4+51.91E-7*T**3.008*T**2+840600*T**(-1)-1.15 -976204+672. 1000 Y -991549.1+867. 1000 Y +421602.15 -851590. assessment Chen 2006.97*T-79.18913267E-06*T**3-77266.355E-6*T**3.36214*T+18.A.93E-7*T**3.6+712.349852E-04*T**2-1.026-56.973194012145*T-158.819*T*LN(T) -0.37*T-125.05*T**(-1).386334*T-22. 1000 Y -909897.15 -650064. 1000 Y -1053466+1080.019*T**2+513600*T**(-1)+1. 3000 N @@ CRO2(OH)2 Gas.3*T-121.C. based on Ebbinghaus 1995 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GCRH5O5_G 298.25*T*LN(T) -0. based on Ebbinghaus 1995 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GCRH4O4_G 298.525*T*LN(T) -0.945E-07*T**3+4671850*T**(-1).9391*T*LN(T) 181 .5*T*LN(T) +0.05+820.0099*T**2+770750*T**(-1)+5.35E-7*T**3.15 -578683+391.014*T**2+1.11767E-6*T**3. 1000 Y -861477.0054*T**2+1023500*T**(-1)-1. 3000 N @@ CRO(OH)3 Gas.8967E-07*T**3+1688150*T**(-1).60191*T+219. based on Ebbinghaus 1995 ENTER-SYMBO FUNCTION GCRH3O4_G 298.3E-7*T**3. assessment Chen 2006.

.15 -20000.. ENTER-PAR L(LA2O3SS. ENTER-PAR G(LA2O3SS..LA+3:VA..LA+2:VA.1*T.. 182 .LA+3.0)...LA+2:O-2...33333333*RE_BETA +15.0) 298.0) 298..15 +2..0).. O-2 VA.1*T. ENTER-PAR G(LA2O3SS.LA+3:VA.. @@ ENTER-PHASE LA2O3_HEXSS.....Appendix -...15 +GLAO..LA+3... ENTER-PAR G(LA2O3_CUBSS.MN:O... Chen @@ ENTER-PHASE LA2O3SS. +SR_ALPHA+416100+GHSEROO -0... 2 2 3 LA+2 LA+3 SR+2. @@ La4SrO7 as BETA phase ENTER-PHASE BETA..... O-2 VA..0) 298... O-2 VA.. ENTER-PAR G(LA2O3SS.SR+2:O-2..0) 298.LA+3:O-2. ENTER-PAR L(LA2O3_CUBSS.. +GLA2O3H.0). +GLA2O3X-3*GHSEROO.. ENTER-PAR L(LA2O3SS..SR+2:VA...LA+3.81E+01*T. ENTER-PAR G(SRO2...15 +193600-78.. ENTER-PAR G(BETA.034109635*T**2+7. +LA_BETA-3*GHSEROO... +GLA2O3X. 2 2 3 LA+3 SR+2.0). ENTER-PAR G(LA2O3_CUBSS.... ENTER-PAR G(LA2O3SS.LA+3:O-2.0). ENTER-PAR L(LA2O3_CUBSS.. @@ ENTER-PHASE LA2O3_CUBSS..87691*T..0).. +SRH_ALPH-2*GHSEROO +15. 2 1 2 MN..0).SR+2:VA.87691*T. @@ ---------------------------------------------------------------------@@ Ternary oxides @@ @@ LA-SR-O.SR+2:VA..LA+3:O-2.LA+3:VA..LA+3.15 +GSRO2SOL..1) 298...SR+2:VA. 6000 N @@ @@ @@ -------------------------------------------------------------------@@ Phases @@ ------------------------------------------------------------------@@ Binary oxides @@ @@ Sr oxides.87691*T...0) 298.0) 298... ENTER-PAR G(LA2O3_CUBSS..15 +GLA2O3D. ENTER-PAR G(BETA...SR+2:O-2...LA+3.15 +168700-78..0). Grundy @@ @@ STOICHIOMETRIC PYROLYSITE....0). +SRX_ALPH+GHSEROO+15.15 +GMN1O2..277845E-07*T**3-5.1*T.87691*T.... +GLA2O3H-3*GHSEROO. Risold @@ ENTER-PHASE SRO2. @@ @@ Mn oxides.SR+2:O-2.LA+3.1) 298. ENTER-PAR G(LA2O3_CUBSS..0) 298. +SRX_ALPH2*GHSEROO+15.. ENTER-PAR G(LA2O3_HEXSS.. O-2 VA.87691*T.SR+2:O-2.20451E+08*T**(-1).0) 298.... ENTER-PAR G(LA2O3SS..LA+3. MN1O2 ENTER-PHASE MN1O2..LA+3:VA.15 +168700-78....SR+2:O-2...SR+2:VA...87691*T. Grundy. ENTER-PAR L(LA2O3_HEXSS.SR+2:VA. ENTER-PAR G(LA2O3_HEXSS.LA+3. +SRH_ALPH+GHSEROO+15. +GLA2O3D-3*GHSEROO.81E+01*T.149E+05-7. ENTER-PAR L(LA2O3_CUBSS..SR+2:O-2.0) 298. +SR_ALPHA-2*GHSEROO +15..15 -20000.0)..87691*T.....149E+05-7. ENTER-PAR G(MN1O2. 1 SRO2. ENTER-PAR G(LA2O3_HEXSS.1*T..0).. +SR_ALPHA+GHSEROO +15..SR+2:O-2.SR+2:O-2..SR+2:VA.0) 298. +GLAO-GHSEROO. ENTER-PAR L(LA2O3_HEXSS.LA+3:O-2.0)....0)... ENTER-PAR G(LA2O3SS.. 2 2 3 LA+3 SR+2... O. ENTER-PAR G(BETA.. +LA_BETA....15 +2....0). ENTER-PAR L(LA2O3_CUBSS..15 +193600-78.SRO2. 2 2 3 LA+3 SR+2....0). ENTER-PAR G(LA2O3_HEXSS.

ENTER-PAR G(SR4MN3O10..5*GLA2O3D+113700..8*T. Grundy @@ ENTER-PHASE L2MNO4.. @@ ENTER-PHASE LMN2O5.. +2*GLA2O3D+3*GSROSOL+229800 -136.0). 3 4 3 9 LA+3....... @@ ENTER-PHASE SR4MN3O10...75*T. +GS7M4.0) 298. @@ ENTER-PAR G(LA16.SR+2:O-2.LA+3:O-2.... MN+3. +GSM4OZ.LA+3... O-2. 4 1 1 1 5 LA+3..5*GHSEROO +11..15 +GLA7.0) 298.0). 3 2 3 12 LA+3..0).15 +GLA2CRO6... @@ STOICHIOMETRIC LA7 @@ ENTER-PHASE LA7..Appendix ENTER-PAR G(BETA..... 3 1 1 3 SR+2. Grundy @@ ENTER-PHASE SR7MN4O15..15 +GLA2CR3. O-2..66666667*RE_BETA+15. ENTER-PAR G(SRMN3O6.0) 298. @@ ENTER-PAR G(LA7. ENTER-PAR G(L2MNO4. +GSM3_HEX+0. O-2 VA. CR..LA+3:MN+2:O-2. O-2. Povoden @@ @@ STOICHIOMETRIC LA2CRO6 ENTER-PHASE LA2CRO6.LA+3:SR+2:O-2. 3 2 1 4 LA+3. ENTER-PAR G(SRMN3O6.0) 298..SR+2:MN+3:O-2:MN+3:VA...SR+2:VA.... @@ @@ STOICHIOMETRIC LA2CR3O12 ENTER-PHASE LA2CR3... 3 2 1 6 LA+3..LA:CR:O.23859*T..... @@ ENTER-PHASE SRMNO3_HEX.0).0).0) 298. @@ La4Sr3O9.0).VA:O-2. CR.... O-2.SR+2:MN+3:O-2... MN+4... @@ @@ LA-CR-O... +GSROSOL.5*GHSEROO +11. ENTER-PAR G(LA2CR3..SR+2:MN+4:O-2..15 -121000-237.0). O-2.. O-2 VA.. O-2.23859*T..8*T... 0.23859*T. ENTER-PAR G(LA2CRO6.0) 298... MN+3.... O.SR+2:MN+3:O-2:MN+3:O-2.15 -121000-237. O-2....SR+2:O-2.0)......0). +GSM3OZ-2.. ENTER-PAR G(SRMNO3_HEX...0). 2 1 1 LA+3 SR+2 VA..5*GHSEROO +11.. CR+6. ENTER-PAR G(SRO. +GSM4OZ-3*GHSEROO.0).. O-2. +0..LA+3:CR+6:O-2.. 5 1 2 3 1 3 SR+2... 183 ... MN+4. +GSM3OZ+0.. ENTER-PAR L(BETA. ENTER-PAR G(SRO. +SR_ALPHA+416100-2*GHSEROO +0..SR+2:MN+4:O-2. CR+6. MN+2.... +GSM4_RP3...15 +GLMN2O5.LA+3:CR+6:O-2.23859*T... @@ ENTER-PHASE SRMN3O6.SR+2:VA.. 3 16 7 44 LA..SR+2:MN+3:VA.SR+2:MN+3:O-2:MN+4:VA.. ENTER-PAR G(SRMN3O6. @@ @@ SR-MN-O.. 3 4 3 10 SR+2. ENTER-PAR L(BETA. ENTER-PAR G(SRMN3O6.LA:CR:O.. @@ @@ LA-MN-O.. ENTER-PAR G(LA4SR3O9. O-2.0).... +GSM3_HEX-2. 3 7 2 16 LA..0) 298.15 +GLA16.. O. MN+3 MN+4.SR+2:MN+3:O-2:MN+4:O-2. MN+4.. MN+3 MN+4. ENTER-PAR G(SRMNO3_HEX. ENTER-PAR G(SRO. 3 7 4 15 SR+2..5*GHSEROO +11... ENTER-PAR G(LMN2O5. Stoichiometric ENTER-PHASE LA4SR3O9..... @@ SrO Solid Solution ENTER-PHASE SRO... SR+2....15 +GL2MNO4.0)...87691*T.0) 298.. @@ intermediate La-chromates @@ STOICHIOMETRIC LA16 @@ ENTER-PHASE LA16.LA+3. ENTER-PAR G(SR7MN4O15....LA+3:MN+3:MN+4:O-2..

... ENTER-PAR TC(MN2O3..15 +GCR2O3-3*GHSEROO.15 -4. Povoden-Karadeniz ENTER-PHASE SCO4. ENTER-PAR G(MN2O3.0) 298. NONSTOICHIOMETRIC CR2O3 SOLID SOLUTION.....SR+2:CR+3:O-2.. ENTER-PAR G(S2CO4.1853365*T...CR+3:O-2:VA..0) 298.15 +GSCO4.. 4 1 2 2 7 SR+2.CR+3:VA:VA... Grundy modified it in LSM modeling ENTER-PHASE RP2.0) 298. Grundy.15 +GMN1O1-21883.MN+3:O-2:VA.65131533E+04. CR.0) 298.15 +GMN2O3.MN+3:O-2:VA.. +GSM4_HEX-3*GHSEROO.15 +3. CR+6. Povoden-Karadeniz 184 .SR+2:SR+2:MN+4:O-2. @@ @@ CR-MN-O...15 +GSC2O4.0) 298.15 +3*GSROSOL+GMN2O3+GHSEROO.15 +309.0) 298. ENTER-PAR G(MN2O3.0) 298...15 +GMN2O3-2*GHSEROO +100000+15.0) 298..15 +308.. ENTER-PAR G(S3C2N.SR+2:CR+6:O-2.. +GSM4_HEX..3... O-2...MN+2. @@ @@ ESKOLAITE..15 +GSC2O7.28 ENTER-PAR TC(MN2O3.... Povoden @@ @@ SRCR2O4 ENTER-PHASE SC2O4.15 +GMN1O1..MN+2.0) 298. Grundy. ENTER-PAR BMAGN(MN2O3. doubtful phase @@ ENTER-PHASE SC2O7.5*GCR2O3-7.21048766E+04.0) 298...0) 298.67CR2O8 ENTER-PHASE S3C2N. @@ @@ RP2.....SR+2:SR+2:MN+3:O-2.. ENTER-PAR G(SRMNO3_HEX.0) 298... 2 1 1 MN+2 MN+3 CR+3 VA.. ENTER-PAR G(MN2O3.0) 298... O-2.0)..SR+2:MN+4:VA.. O-2..15 +GCR2O3+GHSEROO +100000+15...CR+3:O-2:VA... ENTER-PAR G(RP2.87691*T... ENTER-PAR G(RP2..0) 298.0).15 +GCR2O3+3459. 3 1 1 4 SR+2.. ENTER-PAR G(MN2O3.6..5213 -22. 3 1 2 4 SR+2. O.0) 298.15 +GS2CO4..87691*T.... ENTER-PAR G(MNO_HALIT.SR+2:CR+4:O-2. ENTER-PAR BMAGN(MN2O3... ENTER-PAR G(MN2O3.. @@ SR2CRO4 ENTER-PHASE S2CO4............MN+3:O-2. 3 1 2 7 SR+2.15 +GCR2O3-2*GHSEROO +100000+15.59.. 3 2.0) 298..15 +GS3C2O8.. .MN+3:VA:VA.CR+3:VA:O-2.. ENTER-PAR G(MN2O3.. O-2 VA. 3 2 1 4 SR+2.. @@ @@ Mn2O3 (Compatible with C-Y2O3. ENTER-PAR G(MN2O3. O-2.0) 298...87691*T.... 3 2 3 1 MN+3 CR+3. @@ @@ SR2.15 +0.Appendix ENTER-PAR G(SRMNO3_HEX. O-2 VA.0) 298.VA:O-2. CR+4. ENTER-PAR G(SC2O4.MN+3:O-2:O-2.15 +4. @@ SRCR2O7... Povoden @@ @@ NONSTOICHIOMETRIC MANGANOSITE (MNO) SOLID SOLUTION.. MN+3 MN+4.0) 298.0) 298.MN+2:O-2. @@ ENTER-PAR G(SC2O7...SR+2:MN+4:O-2.93845*T +71549. ENTER-PHASE MNO_HALIT. ENTER-PAR G(MNO_HALIT. @@ @@ SR-CR-O.0) 298.CR+3:O-2:O-2.666667 2 8 SR.. ENTER-PAR L(MNO_HALIT. AMEND-PHASE MN2O3 MAGN.. Povoden-K.15 0.15 +GS4O_RP2.. SR+2. ENTER-PAR L(MNO_HALIT..MN+3:O-2:VA.0) 298..0) 298.MN+3:VA:O-2........SR+2:CR+6:O-2..MN+3:O-2.. ENTER-PAR G(MNO_HALIT...15 +0. ENTER-PAR G(SCO4. CR+3. Chen..SR:CR:O.. CR+6. Povoden-Karadeniz) ENTER-PHASE MN2O3.CR+3:O-2..1) 298.MN+3:O-2.15 +GMN2O3+GHSEROO +100000+15.CR+3:O-2:VA.87691*T. ENTER-PAR G(MNO_HALIT. ENTER-PAR G(MN2O3. @@ SRCRO4..15 +GMN2O3-3*GHSEROO. O-2.... O-2..0) 298..

15 +309..15 +GS4O_RP2.. ENTER-PAR G(CR2O3.0) 298.15 +308.MN+3:CR+3:O-2. O-2.CR+2:VA:O-2.0) 298.... Grundy.SR+2:MN+2:O-2.15 +308...0) 298.MN+2:CR+3:O-2..CR+2:CR+3:O-2.CR+2:CR+3:O-2.SR+2:MN+4:O-2. ENTER-PAR G(LS3MN2O7.....0) 298..... ENTER-PAR TC(CR2O3. 3 1 2 4 MN+2.59.. Povoden-Karadeniz ENTER-PHASE RPEROV. O-2..15 +GCR3O4+GCMN3O4-GSPINEL.MN+2:MN+3:O-2. O-2 VA. Grundy.0) 298.Appendix ENTER-PHASE CR2O3. ENTER-PAR G(CMNCR2O4.15 +308.15 +GL3O_RP2...... ...0) 298. @@ -----------------------------------------------------------------------@@ Quinary phases. ENTER-PAR G(CMNCR2O4..28 ENTER-PAR TC(CR2O3...0) 298. ENTER-PAR G(TMNCR2O4....0)..6..MN+3:VA:O-2. ENTER-PAR TC(CR2O3.15 +GCRO0 +..0) 298.0) 298.0) 298.. ENTER-PAR G(CR2O3. ENTER-PAR G(RPEROV.6..CR+3:VA:O-2. +GMS3O+0. CR+3 VA.....SR+2:MN+3:O-2.15 +GTSPINEL. O-2..SR+2:LA+3:MN+3:O-2.. O-2.15 +3. ENTER-PAR G(CR2O3.0).15 +GL3O_RP2+GS4O_RP2 -3*GSROSOL -GMN2O3-GHSEROO-R_RP2.MN+2:CR+3:O-2. ENTER-PAR BMAGN(CR2O3.47717*T. @@ DISTORTED_SPINEL.... ENTER-PAR TC(CR2O3.59..15 +GSPINEL.CR+2:CR+3:O-2.. 3 1 2 4 MN+2 CR+2..666666666667*GHSERCR -5.. MN+3 CR+3.CR+2:MN+3:O-2. @@ @@ CUBIC SPINEL.CR+2:VA:O-2.. ENTER-PAR G(CR2O3..0) 298.33333333334*GHSERCR -5.0) 298.. MN+3 CR+3..15 +GTMN3O4...SR+2:MN+2:VA..0) 298.CR+3:VA:O-2. ENTER-PAR G(LS3MN2O7.. ENTER-PAR TC(CR2O3.....15 +GCR3O4.....MN+2:MN+3:O-2..6.CR+3:VA:O-2..0) 298..5*GHSEROO+11. ENTER-PAR G(CMNCR2O4. ENTER-PAR G(CR2O3. 4 1 2 2 7 SR+2. +GMS3O+GL2O-GL3OR+GHSEROO +22..0) 298.MN+3:VA:O-2.SR+2:LA+3:MN+4:O-2..MN+3:VA:O-2.15 +GMN2O3+39503. ENTER-PAR BMAGN(CR2O3.15 +0..15 +GCR2O3. @@ ENTER-PAR G(RPEROV..15 +GCR2O3+GHSERCR...0) 298. ENTER-PAR G(RPEROV...2923*T..15 +3.47717*T.0) 298..0) 298..15 +GCRO0 -0.15 +GCMN3O4.0) 298.... +GMS3O+GL2O-GL3OR2*GHSEROO+22.. Povoden-Karadeniz ENTER-PHASE TMNCR2O4.... 185 .. ideal extensions from lower-order systems @@ @@ high temperature rhombohedral perovskite. ENTER-PAR G(CMNCR2O4.15 +308.15 +3*GSROSOL+GMN2O3 +GHSEROO.MN+3:CR+3:O-2. ENTER-PAR G(CR2O3.CR+3:CR+3:O-2.0) 298.0) 298.. MN+2 MN+3 MN+4 CR+3 CR+4 VA.6. ENTER-PAR G(LS3MN2O7..2923*T... 3 1 1 3 LA+3 SR+2 VA.15 +309. ENTER-PAR G(LS3MN2O7.. MN+3 MN+4... 3 2 1 3 MN+3 CR+2 CR+3.CR+2:CR+3:O-2.15 +GMN2O3+GSERCR+39503.CR+3:CR+3:O-2. ENTER-PAR BMAGN(CR2O3. LA+3 SR+2..15 +3... ENTER-PAR BMAGN(CR2O3.. ENTER-PAR BMAGN(CR2O3.. Povoden-Karadeniz ENTER-PHASE CMNCR2O4.. ENTER-PAR G(TMNCR2O4...... Grundy @@ ENTER-PHASE LS3MN2O7. @@ -----------------------------------------------------------------------@@ Quaternary oxides @@ @@ La-Sr-Mn-O. +GMS4O... Grundy.0).SR+2:SR+2:MN+4:O-2.0) 298.0) 298..MN+3:CR+3:O-2.23859*T. ENTER-PAR TC(CR2O3.0) 298..0) 298.0) 298... ENTER-PAR BMAGN(CR2O3.CR+3:CR+3:O-2.SR+2:SR+2:MN+3:O-2. AMEND-PHASE CR2O3 MAGN.0).... ENTER-PAR G(RPEROV.0) 298.0) 298.....15 +0...15 +3.CR+2:VA:O-2..

VA:VA:VA. ENTER-PAR G(RPEROV...Appendix ENTER-PAR G(RPEROV.5*GHSEROO+5. +2*GL4O-1.0).35056*T.2386*T.5*GHSEROO+11. +GN+0.....LA+3:MN+3:O-2.5*GV4O +0.5*GHSEROO+11. +2*GV4O+0.35057*T.0).23859*T.0). ENTER-PAR G(RPEROV.. +GMS3O-2.. +GMS3O+2*GL4O-1.82596*T....0)..VA:MN+2:VA...LA+3:CR+3:VA.0).41263*T.... G(RPEROV..0).0).. ENTER-PAR G(RPEROV....8333333*GS4O +0. +GL3OR+1..SR+2:MN+4:VA.. ENTER-PAR G(RPEROV. GS4O-GN-0.VA:MN+3:O-2.5*GV4O -0.SR+2:MN+3:VA...166667*GVVV -0. G(RPEROV.. +2*GVCR4O+0..SR+2:CR+3:VA. G(RPEROV. ENTER-PAR ENTER-PAR ENTER-PAR ENTER-PAR ENTER-PAR G(RPEROV.8333333*GS4V. +2*GVCR4O+0.0)...SR+2:VA:VA.0)..0)..5*GVVV +2*GHSEROO+12.LA+3:CR+3:O-2..5*GHSEROO-1..0).. +GL2O+0.0). ENTER-PAR G(RPEROV...5*GHSEROO +1.2386*T.SR+2:CR+3:O-2.1666667*GS4O +0..33333*GL4O +GHSEROO+4..5*GVVV-2*GL4O -GHSEROO+9.5*GV4O+0. +GLACRO3-3*GHSEROO..5*GVCR4O+0.VA:MN+4:O-2.5*GVVV-1..0). G(RPEROV..VA:CR+4:O-2.0).. ENTER-PAR G(RPEROV..16666667*GS4V.0). ENTER-PAR G(RPEROV. ENTER-PAR G(RPEROV.VA:VA:O-2.3333*GVVV-1.5*GHSEROO -1..333*GL4O -2*GHSEROO+4.VA:MN+4:VA.0). +GL2O-2.VA:MN+3:VA.LA+3:MN+3:VA.35057*T.5*GVVV-GL3OR -GHSEROO+12.LA+3:MN+2:O-2..5*GVCR4O+0..5*GVVV-2*GL4O +1..5*GV4O+0.0).5*GHSEROO+11. ENTER-PAR G(RPEROV.0). +0..62121*T.0)..... +2*GV4O+0.1666667*GS4O +0. ENTER-PAR ENTER-PAR ENTER-PAR ENTER-PAR ENTER-PAR G(RPEROV.5*GHSEROO -1.5*GVVV -2*GLACR4O+1.5*GHSEROO-1..0)..333*GLACR4O -2*GHSEROO+4. ENTER-PAR G(RPEROV.. +GLACRO3+1..41263*T....5*GVVV +1...LA+3:CR+4:VA.. G(RPEROV..0)..0). +2*GL4O+0.5*GV4O+0. ENTER-PAR G(RPEROV..35056*T.66667*GL4O+0.. +GN-0..... +GS4O.76318*T..SR+2:CR+4:O-2.. ENTER-PAR G(RPEROV..3333*GVVV -1.. ENTER-PAR G(RPEROV... @@ Optimized interactions 186 ... +GL2O+1.41263*T.. ENTER-PAR G(RPEROV.5*GVVV -2*GLACR4O-1...5*GHSEROO+1. ENTER-PAR G(RPEROV. ENTER-PAR G(RPEROV..16666667*GS4V.VA:CR+3:VA..LA+3:VA:VA..0). +GLACRO3....5*GVVV-2*GL4O -1.. G(RPEROV.. +GL3OR+1...0).41263*T.41263*T.... +GMS4O-3*GHSEROO.16666667*GS4V+GLACRO3 -3*GHSEROO. GS4O+GLACRO3-GN-0..0).5*GV4O+0.VA:CR+4:VA.5*GV4O -0..LA+3:MN+4:VA.33333*GLACR4O +GHSEROO+4. +GL3OR-3*GHSEROO..5*GV4O+0.41263*T. +GS4V. ENTER-PAR G(RPEROV...LA+3:CR+4:O-2..33333*GVVV-1. ENTER-PAR G(RPEROV.0).0).. +0.0).. +GMS3O-GL3OR+2*GL4O -1..SR+2:VA:O-2.SR+2:CR+4:VA.. G(RPEROV....0).. +GVVV+3*GHSEROO. G(RPEROV.VA:CR+3:O-2.33333*GVVV -1.0).. ENTER-PAR G(RPEROV.. +GVVV.1666667*GS4O -0....LA+3:VA:O-2..5*GV4O -1.LA+3:MN+2:VA.0).166667*GVVV -3.. ENTER-PAR G(RPEROV. +GLACRO3+1.66667*GL4O+0..76318*T.5*GHSEROO+5.62121*T......LA+3:MN+4:O-2.. +GL3OR..

LA+3:MN+4..LA+3:CR+3.15 100000. 20. @@ -----------------------------------------------------------------------@@ Liquid.. ENTER-PAR G(ION..15 -3. @@ ENTER-PAR G(RP...1)...SR+2:CR+4...SR+2:MN+4:O-2. ENTER-PAR L(RPEROV. ENTER-PAR L(RPEROV.. -2.MN+3:O-2.0) 298.VA.LA+3:MN+4..0) 298.SR+2:MN+3:O-2.....LA+3:CR+3.1) 298. ENTER-PAR G(ION.LA+3.0) 298..... LA+3 SR+2.. ENTER-PAR G(ION. 9248.0) 298..15 +2*GSROLIQ..5*GMN2O3 @@ -0. 250000. -117000.0) 298..15 +GL3O_RP1..0) 298.VA:O-2..LA+3:O-2...LA+3:CR+3...1) 298. @@ Interaction parameters from binaries ENTER-PAR L(ION..... @@ ENTER-PAR G(RP. ideal extension from lower-order systems. ENTER-PAR G(ION.MN+2:O-2....MN+2:O-2. ENTER-PAR L(ION..15 +GS4O_RP1..LA+3...SR+2:O-2..0) 298.LA+3.0) 298.15 185.15 GS2CO4+GLCR3O_RP1 @@ -GREFRP.LA+3:VA. O-2..15 +GMN_L.. @@ ENTER-PAR G(RP. ENTER-PAR L(RPEROV.CR+3:O-2....... @@ ENTER-PAR L(RP....CR+3:O-2..0) 298.1).MN+2:O-2.MN+2:O-2.0) 298...0) 298...0) 298..MN+2..15 +GLCR3O_RP1.VA:MN+4:O-2.. ENTER-PAR L(ION..5*t. @@ O-2.0) 298. ENTER-PAR G(ION. @@ ENTER-PAR G(RP..15 GREFRP..VA:O-2. @@ ENTER-PAR L(RP.1).MN+3:O-2. ENTER-PAR G(ION. ENTER-PAR L(RPEROV. scarce experimental data @@ ENTER-PHASE RP..LA+3.LA+3.15 +GCR_L.MN+2:VA.0) 298.0) 298.. ENTER-PAR G(ION..SR+2:LA+3:MN+4:O-2:O-2. -136600. ENTER-PAR L(RPEROV.15 +GCR2O3_L.VA. @@ ENTER-PAR G(RP..0) 298.15 0.....6.0) 298. ENTER-PAR G(ION...0) 298..1).0) 298.LA+3:CR+4..MN+2:VA...0).SR+2:MN+4:VA...0) 298..15 +2*GMN_L+GMN2O3_L-3*GMN1O1_L....5*GMN2O3 @@ +0.0) 298.LA+3.0)..0).. ENTER-PAR L(RPEROV..15 +GLA2O3LIQ. ENTER-PAR L(RPEROV.VA:O-2. -117000. ENTER-PAR G(ION.15 +11368.SR+2:LA+3:MN+3:O-2:O-2. ENTER-PAR G(ION......MN+3:O-2. ENTER-PAR L(RPEROV...15 +2*GSROSOL+0.15 +GL3O_RP1+GS4O_RP1 @@ -2*GSROSOL-0...0) 298.. ENTER-PAR L(RPEROV.SR+2:SR+2:CR+3:O-2:O-2.15 -1297. -136600.15 0.54590000E+04.CR+2:VA.VA.15 +121000.. 250000..15 -119062.MN+3:O-2..SR+2:MN+2:O-2.......CR+2:O-2.0) 298..15 2*GCR1O1_L. ENTER-PAR L(ION. @@ ENTER-PAR G(RP.15 GS2CO4.1) 298. @@ Interaction parameters from ternaries ENTER-PAR L(ION.. O-2 VA.1) 298.SR+2:VA.SR+2:SR+2...SR+2:SR+2:MN+3:O-2:O-2...0) 298.VA...SR+2:SR+2:MN+4:O-2:O-2.15 +121000. ENTER-PAR L(RPEROV.15 -4. @@ @@ Ruddlesden-Popper phase.MN+2:VA..MN+3:VA.. ENTER-PAR L(ION...38590000E+04.SR+2:SR+2.CR+2:O-2. MN+3 MN+4 CR+3 CR+4.LA+3..MN+3:O-2.. Povoden-Karadeniz ENTER-PHASE IONIC_LIQUID Y LA+3 SR+2 MN+2 MN+3 CR+2 CR+3...CR+3:VA..0).LA+3:CR+3.15 -1.0) 298.. ENTER-PAR L(RPEROV.4. ENTER-PAR L(RPEROV.0) 298. @@ ENTER-PAR G(RP... AMEND-PHASE IONIC_LIQUID COMP 2..15 +GSRLIQ...LA+3:CR+3:O-2:O-2.15 +GLALIQ... ENTER-PAR L(ION...SR+2:CR+4.0).0) 298..LA+3.0) 298.SR+2:SR+2:CR+4:O-2:O-2..LA+3.0) 298...15 +GMN2O3_L..SR+2:LA+3:CR+3:O-2:O-2.SR+2:MN+2:VA. @@ next two interaction parameters can be used to fit @@ Cr4+ amount in perovskite ENTER-PAR L(RPEROV..MN+3:O-2.5*GHSEROO.. ENTER-PAR G(ION. 187 .. ENTER-PAR L(RPEROV....5*GHSEROO.MN+3:O-2...SR+2:LA+3:CR+4:O-2:O-2. ENTER-PAR G(ION.15 100000.. 5 1 1 1 3 1 SR+2.... @@ ENTER-PAR G(RP....15 +2*GMN1O1_L. preliminary..0) 298.0) 298.. ENTER-PAR L(ION..15 3766.0) 298.MN+4:O-2.Appendix ENTER-PAR L(RPEROV.15 -11316..15 +2*GCR_L+GCR2O3_L-3*GCR1O1_L..LA+3:CR+4:O-2:O-2..15 1.29519000E+05.

. ENTER-PAR G(GAS.0) 298..SR+2...0) 298.CRH3O3.15 +GCRH2O4_G+RTLNP.7. ENTER-PAR G(GAS.15 +GCR1O1_G+RTLNP.0) 298. ENTER-PAR G(GAS. ENTER-PAR G(GAS.15 +F13349T+RTLNP.MN+2:VA.CRH1O1.CR+2:VA...SR+2.15 +F7586T+RTLNP.CR1O1.LA+3. @@-----------------------------------------------------------@@ Cr-GAS..0) 298.15 -119062. 20000 N ENTER-PAR G(GAS..0) 298....CR+3:O-2.. SGTE and reassessments by Chen...MN+2..... 6000 N ENTER-PAR G(GAS.0) 298.. ENTER-PAR L(IONIC..15 +GCR1O3_G+RTLNP.H1O1...CRH2O4.0) 298..15 +GCR1O2_G+RTLNP.0) 298..MN+3..0) 298. 1 H2O1. 20000 N ENTER-PAR G(GAS.CR1O3.SR+2.SR+2.SR+2.6587*T.0) 298.CR+2:VA...0) 298.0) 298.0) 298...15 +GCRH5O5_G+RTLNP.15 +GCRH2O2_G+RTLNP.0) 298.Appendix ENTER-PAR L(ION.1) 298..15 +60713-5.15 -15009+13.CR+2:O-2....15 -188487..15 -619869.. 6000 N ENTER-PAR G(GAS...15 +GCRH4O5_G+RTLNP.MN+2..15 +F13704T+RTLNP..SR+2.CRH6O6.O.4) 298.15 -101850.CRH1. ENTER-PAR G(GAS. ENTER-PAR L(ION..CRH3O4.CRH2O3.. ENTER-PAR L(ION. ENTER-PAR L(ION.MN+2:VA. ENTER-PAR L(ION..15 +GCRH6O6_G+RTLNP.0) 298.15 +HGAS+RTLNP. ENTER-PAR G(GAS. ENTER-PAR G(GAS.. 1 O2.15 +F10729T+RTLNP.CR+2:VA..0) 298.. ENTER-PAR L(ION....LA+3.15 -9111..SR+2.. 6000 N ENTER-PAR G(GAS.0) 298.H2O2.15 +F10963T+RTLNP..1) 298.H.CR+3:O-2.H2O1.15 +F14021T+RTLNP.15 -179575.0) 298...O3..0) 298..15 -39016... ENTER-PAR G(GAS..0) 298. ENTER-PAR G(STEAM...0) 298.15 +504+0. ENTER-PAR L(ION.... 6000 N ENTER-PAR G(GAS.CR+3:O-2.15 +64573-23*T.0) 298. 6000 N ENTER-PAR G(GAS. ENTER-PAR G(CRGAS.CR+3:O-2. 20000 N @@ @@ O2 reference gas ENTER-PHASE O2GAS.15 -176300.15 -179575.. ENTER-PAR G(GAS.CRH1O2.0) 298.15 -39016.O2...1) 298.1) 298... ENTER-PAR L(ION.MN+3:O-2. ENTER-PAR L(IONIC. 1500 N ENTER-PAR G(GAS..0) 298. ENTER-PAR G(GAS. ENTER-PAR L(ION. 188 .9479*T..0) 298. 20000 N ENTER-PAR G(GAS....CRH5O5..H2. ENTER-PAR L(ION.15 +GCR1O3_G+RTLNP...CRH4O5...15 +F10983T+RTLNP.15 200000. @@ @@ H2O reference gas ENTER-PHASE STEAM.1) 298... ENTER-PAR L(IONIC.0) 298. ENTER-PAR G(GAS.CRH1O3.CRH4O4...LA+3.H1O2..CR+2:VA...LA+3.. ENTER-PAR G(GAS. ENTER-PAR G(GAS..0) 298.0) 298..CRH2O2. ENTER-PAR L(IONIC.LA+3..0) 298..CR+2:O-2.1) 298.15 +GCRH3O4_G+RTLNP. ENTER-PAR G(GAS.0) 298.LA+3.0) 298.15 -176300. 6000 N ENTER-PAR G(GAS..0) 298..15 +GCRH1O2_G+RTLNP.15 +GCRH4O4_G+RTLNP..15 +GCRH1O3_G+RTLNP..15 +46000.CR+2:O-2..15 -101850. ENTER-PAR G(GAS. ENTER-PAR L(IONIC..CR+2:O-2..H2O1.LA+3..LA+3..0) 298. Povoden-Karadeniz ENTER-PHASE GAS G 1 CR CR1O1 CR1O2 CR1O3 O O2 O3 H2 H H2O1 H1O1 H1O2 H2O2 CRH1 CRH1O1 CRH1O2 CRH1O3 CRH2O2 CRH2O3 CRH2O4 CRH3O3 CRH3O4 CRH4O4 CRH4O5 CRH5O5 CRH6O6..SR+2. ENTER-PAR L(IONIC.49*T.CR1O2.. ENTER-PAR L(ION....MN+3:O-2.15 +F10666T+RTLNP.... ENTER-PAR L(ION.15 +F10963T+RTLNP..MN+2:O-2.... 1 CR1O3..CR+2:VA.CR1O3.0) 298.0) 298.0) 298. @@ @@ CRO3 reference gas ENTER-PHASE CRGAS.15 +H2GAS+RTLNP...15 -619869.0) 298.0) 298.. ENTER-PAR L(ION.0) 298..15 +GCRH3O3_G+RTLNP.CR+3:O-2..15 +GCRH2O3_G+RTLNP...15 +GCRH1O1_G+RTLNP..

...0) 298....O2...15 @@ GO PAR @@ SET-OUT-LEVEL. set-interactive +2*GHSEROO+RTLNP.Appendix ENTER-PAR G(O2GAS. N. 189 .

1973. D. Miner. ETH Zurich. Austria Education 01/2005 – 12/2008 Ph. Dr. Abart. and E. 143. Gauckler. thesis: „ Thermodynamic Database of the La-Sr-Mn-Cr-O Oxide System and Applications to Solid Oxide Fuel Cells“. 192-208. Povoden. Ludwig J. Graz Publications R. Badertscher. Berliner Ring. 2002. Switzerland. N. Erwin Date and place of birth: March 18. Rainer Abart 1983-1991 Realistisches Gymnasium. Petrol. Oxygen. Karl-Franzens University Graz Master thesis: „Kontaktmetamorphose und Fluid-Gestein-Interaktion in der östlichen Monzoni Kontaktaureole“.Curriculum vitae Curriculum Vitae Personal data Povoden-Karadeniz.. Pestalozzistrasse 5. 190 . Department of Materials. M. Prof. Graz. Burkhard. Prof. 1992-1999 Geoscience Studies. pp. Graz 1979-1983 Elementary School. Contr. carbon and strontium isotope systematics in two profiles across the Glarus thrust: implications for fluid flow. Georg Hoinkes and Prof. Nonmetallic Inorganic Materials. Dr. Dr.

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5 was given in a preliminary manuscript of the La-FeO system and is repeated here for the sake of clarification: “…as there are three octahedral interstitial sites per metal atom in the bcc unit cell located on the cube faces and cube edges Me(Va. accepted. lines 7-14 and Table 4.O)1.Va)1.Va)1. Calphad. p.Cr)(O. 2007. A further reason why we use this description is that for SOFC applications we are primarily interested in the oxide portion of the phase diagram and we have found that the endmember Me(O)3 used to describe oxygen solubility in the metallic phase can inadvertently appear in the oxide portion of the phase diagram.3.5 based on the argument. Diff. 31(1). and in order to keep this assessment compatible with our previous assessments we reassess the oxygen solubility in bcc Fe using the model (Fe)(O.Va)1. For these reasons. The following argumentation for modeling of the oxygen solubility in bcc using (physically wrong!) Me(O. 109.. otherwise the disordered model for interstitials in bcc.5: “…in case there is information of the ordering of element X between different vacant positions in bcc described by (Me)1(Va)1(Va)1(Va)1 this is taken into account.. Povoden-Karadeniz et al. In previous papers the authors have proposed the model Me(Va.5….3.” . (Me)1(Va.X)3 is to be used…” Thus the model was also corrected in the thermodynamic assessment of the La-Fe-O system. J. p 2837 the correct model is (La. 112 According to the latest discussion by B.Va)3 and not (La. that it is energetically very unfavorable to simultaneously occupy both the octahedral interstitial sites on the cube faces and cube edges as these lie very close to each other. Phase Equilib.O)3 is undoubtedly a reasonable model description for the oxygen solubility in bcc.Erratum. Hallstedt et al. p..Cr)(O.