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Enhanced ionic conductivity in polycrystalline TiO2 by "one-dimensional doping"
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PMID:  24477488     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The influence of line defects (dislocations) on the electrical properties of polycrystalline TiO2 was investigated. Line defects were created in TiO2 during spark plasma sintering at 1000 °C and 400 MPa. TEM characterisation indicates dislocations to be preferably oriented on {110} and {101} planes. The measured electrical conductivity as a function of oxygen partial pressure and temperature revealed that the dislocations play a vital role in modifying the defect chemistry of TiO2. The presence of dislocations enhanced the ionic conductivity over a wide range of oxygen partial pressures. The observed changes can be interpreted in terms of negatively charged dislocation cores and adjacent space charge accumulation layers. The present findings point towards an alternative method to tune the electrical properties of ionic solids.
Kiran Kumar Adepalli; Marion Kelsch; Rotraut Merkle; Joachim Maier
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-1-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1463-9084     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Chem Chem Phys     Publication Date:  2014 Jan 
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Created Date:  2014-1-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100888160     Medline TA:  Phys Chem Chem Phys     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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