Lanthanum cobaltite (LaCoO3) perovskite-type oxide is an important conductive ceramic material finding a broad range of technical applications. Physical and chemical properties of the final lanthanum cobalt oxide powder material obtained are strongly dependent on the method of preparation. Taking in account these considerations, we focus our investigation on the solid state reaction process. The characterization of prepared lanthanum cobalt oxide material was studied by using X-ray diffractometry (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), thermogravimetry-differential scanning calorimetry (TG-DSC), and conduction properties. Following the experimental results, it can be concluded that with proper improvement, the solid state reaction process may also provide an efficient preparation method for perovskite-type LaCoO3 powder. Important to mention is that we looked into the aspects to produce again same which showed consistently reproducibility of batch to batch powder properties. This is a key factor to overcome a successful commercialization of new material synthesis development.
Part of the book: Cobalt Compounds and Applications