Liquid metal/metal oxide reference electrodes for potentiometric oxygen sensor operating in liquid lead bismuth eutectic in a wide temperature range

Gabriele Manfredi, Jun Lim, Kris Rosseel, Joris Van den Bosch, Alexander Aerts, Thomas Doneux, Claudine Buess-Herman

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    Potentiometric oxygen sensors with LBE/PbO and In/In2O3 reference electrodes coupled with yttria partially stabilized zirconia (YPSZ) have been developed for use in liquid lead-bismuth eutectic (LBE) over the temperature range from 200 to 450 °C. The performance of sensors with LBE/PbO and In/In2O3 reference electrodes was evaluated comparing the oxygen activity measured in oxygen saturated LBE (from 200 to 450 °C) with these sensors to the one measured by sensors with Bi/Bi2O3 and air/LSM (strontium-doped lanthanum manganite) electrodes, using same solid electrolyte and measurement setup. The sensors with LBE/PbO and In/In2O3 reference electrode performed well down to 200 °C while the sensor with Bi/Bi2O3 showed significant deviations at 200 °C.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)264-267
    Number of pages4
    JournalProcedia Engineering
    StatePublished - 2014
    Event2014 - EUROSENSORS 2014: 28th European Conference on Solid-State Transducers - Brescia
    Duration: 7 Sep 201410 Sep 2014

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    • General Engineering

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