Advanced Functional Materials
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Editor-in-Chief: Joern Ritterbusch, Deputy Editors: Mary De Vita, Yan Li
Online ISSN: 1616-3028
Associated Title(s): Advanced Electronic Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Materials Technologies, Advanced Optical Materials, Advanced Science, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small
Thin Films: On Proton Conductivity in Porous and Dense Yttria Stabilized Zirconia at Low Temperature (Adv. Funct. Mater. 15/2013)
On page 1957 Barbara Scherrer and co-workers report changes in electrical conductivity at low temperatures that occur when grain size, grain shape, and the porosity of nanoporous zirconiabased thin films are varied. The cover image shows a false-colored scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) image of a yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) thin film with a thickness of about 300 nm contacted with platinum. The bright areas within the YSZ thin film are pores, which conduct protons at temperatures below 400 °C.