Journal of Nanomaterials / 2015 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Understanding the High Ionic Conductivity in Nanostructured Ytterbium Stabilized Zirconia Thin Films

Table 2

Structural and electrical properties of prepared films. Reprinted with permission from [5].

Yb (%)Grain size (nm)Lattice parameter (nm) (eV) (grains) (eV)
(grain boundaries)
(Ωcm)−1

46.65.10 ± 0.030.550.890.64
69.75.09 ± 0.020.680.470.32
85.35.10 ± 0.030.820.290.17
1010.65.10 ± 0.020.870.470.054
126.95.11 ± 0.021.400.290.021

represents the activation energy and the total conductivity at 450°C.