|Title||Phase Identification of the Layered Perovskite CexSr2–xMnO4 and Application for Solar Thermochemical Water Splitting|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Authors||Barcellos DR, Coury FG, Emery A, Sanders M, Tong J, McDaniel A, Wolverton C, Kaufman M, O'Hayre R|
Published on June 17th, 2019. Ruddlesden–Popper (layered perovskite) phases are attracting significant interest because of their unique potential for many applications requiring mixed ionic and electronic conductivity. Here we report a new, previously undiscovered layered perovskite of composition, CexSr2–xMnO4 (x = 0.1, 0.2, and 0.3). Furthermore, we demonstrate that this new system is suitable for solar thermochemical hydrogen production (STCH). Synchrotron radiation X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy are performed to characterize this new system. Density functional theory calculations of phase stability and oxygen vacancy formation energy (1.76, 2.24, and 2.66 eV/O atom, respectively with increasing Ce content) reinforce the potential of this phase for STCH application. Experimental hydrogen production results show that this materials system produces 2–3 times more hydrogen than the benchmark STCH oxide ceria at a reduction temperature of 1400 °C and an oxidation temperature of 1000 °C.
Phase Identification of the Layered Perovskite CexSr2–xMnO4 and Application for Solar Thermochemical Water Splitting
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