1992 Volume 78 Issue 3 Pages 391-398
Partial electronic and holic conduction parameters, Pe', and Ph, of a solid electrolyte for an oxygen sensor were determined by a developed AC bipolar procedure. Both parameters of ZrO2-8 mol% MgO solid electrolytes produced by Japanese different producers are as follows:
log Pe'(with atm unit)=-85000/T+29.2±1.0
log P·h(with atm unit)=27000/T+13.3±0.8
No different parameter among the solid electrolytes produced by the Japanese different producers is observed.
An oxygen activity in molten steel was observed by using an oxygen sensor constituted by the solid electrolyte of which the partial electronic conduction parameter was determined. If the sensor was swung in the molten steel then the oxygen activities observed were consistent with those estimated on the basis of an equilibrium between Al and Al2O3.