Ordered fluorite phases in the Bi2O3-Ta2O5 system: A structural and electrical investigation
M. Struzik , Marcin Małys , Wojciech Wróbel , I. Abrahams , Franciszek Krok , J.R. Dygas
AbstractStructure and electrical behaviour are reported for the system Bi1-xTaxO1.5 + x (0.167 ≤ x ≤ 0.250). In the compositional range 0.200 \< x ≤ 0.250 an incommensurately modulated pseudo-cubic phase (type II) is observed, with the appearance of a larger pseudo-cubic phase in the region 0.167 ≤ x ≤ 0.200. Structural analysis of the type II phases by neutron diffraction reveals subtle changes in the oxide ion distribution with temperature, associated with changes in the incommensurate modulation parameter. Analysis of the defect structure of the type II phase reveals chains of tantalate octahedra as a likely structural motif. It is proposed that these chains facilitate an electronic contribution to total conductivity at low temperatures through electron hopping along the chains. Changes in oxide ion vacancy ordering may explain the observed non-linear behaviour in the thermal expansion of lattice parameter and Arrhenius plots of total conductivity.
|Journal series||Solid State Ionics, ISSN 0167-2738, (A 35 pkt)|
|Keywords in English||AC impedance spectroscopy, Bismuth oxide, Bismuth tantalum oxide, Defect structure, Neutron diffraction, X-ray diffraction|
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|Publication indicators||= 10; = 10; = 11.0; : 2011 = 1.615; : 2011 = 2.646 (2) - 2011=3.097 (5)|
|Citation count*||11 (2020-01-03)|
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