Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 16, Issue 6, pp 1633–1642 | Cite as

The dependence of structure and conductivity in three-dimensional phosphate ionic conductors on composition

  • Masayuki Nagai
  • Satoru Fujitsu
  • Takafumi Kanazawa
  • Hiroaki Yanagida


Two series of solid solutions, Na x Ca(1−x)/2Zr2(PO4)3 (NCZP(x), 0⩽x⩽1) and Na x Nb1-xZr1+x(PO4)3(NNZP(x), 0⩽x⩽1), were synthesized. They were examined by powder X-ray diffraction, infra-red (i.r.) absorption and Raman scattering. Ionic conductivities of graphite coated samples were measured. A complete series of solid solutions was formed for NCZP(x), while a second phase was found forx<0.1 for NNZP(x). The i.r. and Raman spectra of their solid solutions consistently showed the formation of PO4 tetrahedra with different geometries. The composition dependence of conductivity is interpreted on the basis of a structural change around Na+.


Polymer Phosphate Graphite Solid Solution Structural Change 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masayuki Nagai
    • 1
  • Satoru Fujitsu
    • 1
  • Takafumi Kanazawa
    • 1
  • Hiroaki Yanagida
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Industrial ChemistryFaculty of TechnologyTokyo Metropolitan UniversityTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan

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