Behaviour of Hard and Soft Ions in Solid Electrolytes

  • Finn Willy Poulsen
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 2)


The concept of polarizability is frequently referred to in qualitative descriptions of superionic conductors. A high polarizability of the diffusing ion, as for the soft silver ion, is considered essential. This paper treats some of the problems involved in defining a consistent scale of polarizabilities and the possible use of such a tool.


Solid Electrolyte Individual Polarizability Molar Refractivity Specific Crystal Structure Earth Alkaline Halide 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Finn Willy Poulsen
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  1. 1.Metallurgy DepartmentRisø National LaboratoryRoskildeDenmark

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