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Proton conducting ceramics in membrane separations

United States Patent

April 14, 2015
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Perovskite materials of the general formula SrCeO.sub.3 and BaCeO.sub.3 are provided having improved conductivity while maintaining an original ratio of chemical constituents, by altering the microstructure of the material. A process of making Pervoskite materials is also provided in which wet chemical techniques are used to fabricate nanocrystalline ceramic materials which have improved grain size and allow lower temperature densification than is obtainable with conventional solid-state reaction processing.
Brinkman; Kyle S. (Aiken, SC), Korinko; Paul S. (Aiken, SC), Fox; Elise B. (Aiken, SC), Chen; Frank (Irmo, SC)
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC), University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
13/ 066,166
April 7, 2011
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC09-08SR22470 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.