Electrochemical properties of Bi4Ti3 – x Cr x O12 – 0.5x (0.4 ≤ x ≤ 1.2) solid solutions with a layered perovskite structure

N. A. Sekushin N. A. Sekushin , M. S. Koroleva M. S. Koroleva , I. V. Piir I. V. Piir
Российский электрохимический журнал
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Chromium-containing bismuth titanates Bi4Ti3–x Cr x O12–δ (0 ≤ x ≤ 1.2) with a layered perovskite structure and with the number of layers in the perovskite-like unit m = 3 at x ≤ 0.5 and m = 4 at 0.5 < x ≤ 1.2 were synthesized by the solid state method. The electrochemical properties of Bi4Ti1.8Cr1.2O11.38 (m = 4) and Bi4Ti2.6Cr0.4O11.8 (m = 3) were studied by impedance spectroscopy and DC electric conductivity measurements in different gas media. The oxygen conductivity increased at temperatures (t) of 450–500°C. For the samples with m = 4 at t ≥ 500°C in the frequency range of the order of a few Hz, the imaginary part of impedance was inverted, which was explained by the electrochemical process on electrodes. At t ≥ 600°C a reversible breakdown of the Bi4Ti2.6Cr0.4O11.8 sample in an electric field of over 30 V/m was observed. It was concluded that the conductivity of Bi4Ti3–x Cr x O12–δ is of electron-ion type.

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  • Institute of Chemistry, Komi Scientific Centre, Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Syktyvkar, 167982, Russia

    N. A. Sekushin, M. S. Koroleva & I. V. Piir

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