Phase equilibria, crystal chemistry and ionic conductivity in the LISICON system Li4GeO4-Li2.5Ga0.5GeO4

A. Robertson*, A. R. West

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A range of high Li+ ion conductivity solid solutions with the γ-LISICON structure forms by the substitution mechanism 3Li⇄Ga. These extend from compositions close to, but not including, Li4GeO4 up to Li2.5Ga0.5GeO4. The phase diagram for the join Li4GeO4-Li2.5Ga0.5GeO4 is presented together with lattice parameter data on the γ solid solution, a new phase β-Li2.5Ga0.5GeO4 and an ordered γ phase, c-Li2.8Ga0.4GeO4. Conductivity Arrhenius plots are markedly non-linear. A linear region is observed below ∼260 °C in which the conductivity data depend on sample pretreatment. A high temperature curved region is seen in which the data are reversible on heating/cooling cycles. Conductivities reach a maximum at the approximate composition Li3.7Ga0.1GeO4.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-358
Number of pages8
JournalSolid State Ionics
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1992
Externally publishedYes


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