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New lithium-ion conductors based on the NASICON structure

Thangadurai, Venkataraman and Shukla, Ashok K and Gopalakrishnan, Jagannatha (1999) New lithium-ion conductors based on the NASICON structure. In: Journal of Materials Chemistry, 9 (3). pp. 739-741.

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Lithium-ion conduction in mixed-metal phosphates, (LiMMIII)-M-V(PO,), [M-V = Nb, Ta; M-III = Al, Cr, Fe], possessing the rhombohedral (R (3) over bar c) NASICON structure has been investigated. Among the phosphates investigated, LiTaAl(PO4)(3) exhibits the highest conductivity, sigma approximate to 1.0 x 10(-2) S cm(-1) at 350 degrees C (E-a = 0.47 eV), comparable to the conductivity of LiTi2(PO4)(3). Unlike LiTi2(PO4)(3) which contains lithium-reducible Ti-IV, LiTaAl(PO4)(3) contains stable Ta-V and Al-III oxidation states and hence deserves further attention towards tailoring new lithium-ion conductors for application as electrolytes in solid state lithium batteries.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Materials Chemistry
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Royal Society of Chemistry.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2011 08:55
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2011 08:55
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/38689

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