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Title: Investigation of La xSr 1-xCo yM 1-yO 3-δ (M = Mn Fe) perovskite materials as thermochemical energy storage media

Materials in the La xSr 1–xCo yMn 1–yO 3–δ (LSCM) and La xSr 1–xCo yFe 1–yO 3–δ (LSCF) families are candidates for high-temperature thermochemical energy storage due to their facility for cyclic endothermic reduction and exothermic oxidation. A set of 16 LSCM and 21 LSCF compositions were synthesized by a modified Pechini method and characterized by powder X-ray diffraction and thermogravimetric analysis. All materials were found to be various symmetries of the perovskite phase. LSCM was indexed as tetragonal, cubic, rhombohedral, or orthorhombic as a function of increased lanthanum content. For LSCF, compositions containing low lanthanum content were indexed as cubic while materials with high lanthanum content were indexed as rhombohedral. An initial screening of redox activity was completed by thermogravimetric analysis for each composition. The top three compositions with the greatest recoverable redox capacity for each family were further characterized in equilibrium thermogravimetric experiments over a range of temperatures and oxygen partial pressures. As a result, these equilibrium experiments allowed the extraction of thermodynamic parameters for LSCM and LSCF compositions operated in thermochemical energy storage conditions.
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  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
SAND-2015-4972J; SAND-2015-1455J
Journal ID: ISSN 0038-092X; 594399
Grant/Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000; FOA-0000805
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Solar Energy
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 118; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0038-092X
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
Country of Publication:
United States
25 ENERGY STORAGE; concentrating solar power; thermochemical energy storage; perovskite; thermogravimetric analysis; 14 SOLAR ENERGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE
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Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1237378; OSTI ID: 1245221