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Silver electrode having a high Electrocatalytic activity is oxygen-permeable electrode, in which oxygen ad-atoms are adsorbed and moved toward YSZ electrolyte by bulk diffusion. It is the different point in comparison to usual porous electrodes, especially platinum, which react with oxygen only in TPBs(Three Phase Boundaries). Also ad-atoms at TPBs of Pt are diffused to YSZ electrolyte by interfacial diffusion mechanism. These properties were used for turning down the operating temperature of YSZ from over 600oC to below 450oC. The different heat-treatment temperature between a working electrode and a reference electrode suppresses the formation of silver oxides and reduces a volatility of Ag as well. Above all, these own characteristics and special processes of Ag improved a long-term stability of a oxygen sensor.