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One-Dimensional Oxygen Diffusion Mechanism in Sr2ScGaO5 Electrolyte Explored by Neutron and Synchrotron Diffraction, O-17 NMR, and Density Functional Theory Calculations

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Corallini, Serena [1, 2] ; Ceretti, Monica [1] ; Silly, Gilles [1] ; Piovano, Andrea [3] ; Singh, Shubra [2] ; Stern, Josef [4, 1] ; Ritter, Clemens ; Ren, Jinjun [4] ; Eckert, Hellmut [4, 5] ; Conder, Kazimirz [6] ; Chen, Wei-tin [7] ; Chou, Fang-Cheng [7, 8] ; Ichikawa, Noriya [9] ; Shimakawa, Yuichi [9] ; Paulus, Werner [1]
Total Authors: 15
[1] Univ Montpellier, ICGM, UMR 5253, F-34095 Montpellier - France
[2] Univ Rennes 1, Sci Chim Rennes, UMR 6226, F-35042 Rennes - France
[3] ILL Grenoble, F-38000 Grenoble - France
[4] WWU Munster, Inst Phys Chem, D-48149 Munster - Germany
[5] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Fis, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[6] Paul Scherrer Inst, LDM, CH-5232 Villigen - Switzerland
[7] Natl Taiwan Univ, Ctr Condensed Matter Sci, Taipei 10617 - Taiwan
[8] Minist Sci & Technol, Taiwan Consortium Emergent Crystalline Mat, Taipei 10622 - Taiwan
[9] Kyoto Univ, Inst Chem Res, Kyoto 6110011 - Japan
Total Affiliations: 9
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Physical Chemistry C; v. 119, n. 21, p. 11447-11458, MAY 28 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 4

We investigated moderate-temperature oxygen diffusion mechanisms in Sr2ScGaO5 with Brownmillerite structure type. From oxygen isotope O-18-O-16 exchange experiments we determined that oxygen mobility sets in above 550 degrees C. Temperature-dependent neutron and X-ray (synchrotron) diffraction experiments allowed us to correlate the oxygen mobility with a subtle phase transition of the orthorhombic room-temperature structure with I2mb space group toward Imma, going along with a disorder of the (GaO4)(infinity)-tetrahedral chains. From lattice dynamical simulations we could clearly evidence that dynamic switching of the (GaO4)(infinity)-tetrahedral chains from its R to L configuration sets in at 600 degrees C, thus correlating oxygen diffusion with the dynamic disorder. Oxygen ion diffusion pathways are thus constrained along the one-dimensional oxygen vacancy channels, which is a different diffusion mechanism compared to that of the isostructural CaFeO2.5, where diffusion of the apical oxygen atoms into the vacant lattice sites are equally involved in the diffusion pathway. The proposed ordered room-temperature structure in I2mb is strongly supported by O-17, Sc-45, and Ga-71 NMR measurements, which indicate the presence of crystallographically unique sites and the absence of local disordering effects below the phase transition. The electric field gradient tensor components measured at the nuclear sites are found to be in excellent agreement with calculated values using the WIEN2k program. The oxygen site assignment has been independently confirmed by O-17[Sc-45] transfer of adiabatic populations double-resonance experiments. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/07793-6 - CEPIV - Center for Teaching, Research and Innovation in Glass
Grantee:Edgar Dutra Zanotto
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC