Processing and Characterization of Polycrystalline β″-Alumina Ceramic Electrolytes

  • R. S. Gordon
  • B. J. McEntire
  • M. L. Miller
  • A. V. Virkar
Part of the Materials Science Research book series (MSR, volume 11)


In this paper recent developments in the processing and characterization of polycrystalline β″-alumina ceramic electrolytes will be discussed, β″-alumina ceramics have potential uses in diverse devices such as the electrolyte or sodium-ion separator in (1) the sodium-sulfur energy storage battery 1 designed for either electric utility load leveling or automotive propulsion, (2) a high temperature sodium heat engine or thermoelectric device.2 (3) a high electrowinning of sodium metal from molten sodium salts, (4) the purification of sodium metal and (5) various electrochemical devices for measuring sodium and perhaps even oxygen activities.


Sintered Density Alumina Ceramic Phase Conversion Sulfur Battery Ceramic Electrolyte 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. S. Gordon
    • 1
  • B. J. McEntire
    • 1
  • M. L. Miller
    • 1
  • A. V. Virkar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

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