YBa2Cu3O6+δ as an Oxygen Separation Membrane

Chu-sheng Chen, Shen Ran, Wei Liu, Pinghua Yang, Ding-Kun Peng, Henny J.M. Bouwmeester

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

23 Citations (Scopus)
15 Downloads (Pure)


Appreciable oxygen permeability at elevated temperatures (650–850°C) allows the well-known high-temperature superconductor YBa2Cu3O6+δ to be used as an oxygen separation membrane. Permeation of air through a YBa2Cu3O6+δ disk 1.2 mm thick gave an O2 stream in which N2 was barely detectable by gas chromatography. This technology may have potential applications in high-temperature oxygen-based industrial processes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)784-786
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie, International Edition in English
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Membranes
  • Superconductors
  • Oxygen separation
  • Perovskite phases


Dive into the research topics of 'YBa2Cu3O6+δ as an Oxygen Separation Membrane'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this