Novel Solid Electrolytes in the System Li4GeO4-Li2ZnGeO4-Li3PO4

  • J. Schoonman
  • J. G. Kamphorst
  • E. E. Hellstrom
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It has been established1,2 that fast alkali ion transport can occur in materials which adopt a rigid three-dimensional, cation-anion network structure with interconnected interstitial sites that are partially occupied by alkali ions. These crystallographic concepts have led to the discovery of a novel class of solid electrolytes of composition Li16-2xDx(TO4)4, D = Zn, Mg and T = Si, Ge, 0 < x < 4.2 Within this class, compositions with D = Zn, T = Ge and x = 1 or 2 exhibit very high ionic conductivities at 300 and 400 °C. Of these, Li14Zn(Ge04)4 (lisicon) has been shown2 to conduct Li+ ions not only better than Li12Zn2 (GeO4)4, but also better than the well-known fast ionic conductors Li-β-alumina3 and Li3.5Si0.5P0.5O4.4,5


Solid Solution Ionic Conductivity Solid Electrolyte High Ionic Conductivity Bulk Conductivity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Schoonman
    • 1
  • J. G. Kamphorst
    • 1
  • E. E. Hellstrom
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Solid State Chemistry, Physics LaboratoryState University of UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands

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