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Cation-enhanced chemical stability of ion-conducting zirconium-based ceramics

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At least partial substitution of zirconium by hafnium in ion-conducting zirconium-based ceramics provides enhanced chemical stability in alkaline and acid environments.
Spoerke, Erik David (Albuquerque, NM), Clem, Paul G. (Albuquerque, NM), Wheeler, Jill S. (Albuquerque, NM), Small, Leo J. (Albuquerque, NM), Ihlefeld, Jon (Albuquerque, NM)
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March 16, 2017
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0002] This invention was made with Government support under contract no. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Sandia Corporation. The Government has certain rights in the invention.