, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 411–419 | Cite as

Optimization of High Conducting Na3Zr2Si2PO12 Phase by new Phosphate Salt for Solid Electrolyte

  • Paramjyot Kumar Jha
  • O. P. Pandey
  • K. Singh
Original Paper


A composition of NASICON (Na3Zr2Si2PO12) was synthesized by the solid-state reaction method using a new compound Na2HPO42H2O. The X-ray diffraction patterns of all samples exhibit monoclinic Na3Zr2Si2PO12 as a major phase with a very small amount of monoclinic-ZrO2. The maximum relative density (97 %) and maximum conductivity is obtained in the samples sintered at 1200 °C (N3) which is slightly higher than β-Al2O3. The activation energy is ∼ 0.20 eV for the N3 sample which is lower than for β-Al2O3. The dilatometeric study and Arrhenius plots confirmed a phase transition of NASICON from monoclinic to rhombohedral. The micro-structural study of the samples done by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) indicated a significant influence of the processing conditions on the microstructures. Raman spectroscopy demonstrated that the sample N3 exhibits minor structural changes compared to other samples.


Na3Zr2Si2PO12 Electrical conductivity Microstructure Solid electrolyte 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Physics and Materials ScienceThapar UniversityPatialaIndia

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