High temperature protonic conduction in LaBO3 with the aragonite-type structure

Koji Amezawa, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Naoto Kitamura, Yoichi Tomii, Naoichi Yamamoto

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

15 Citations (Scopus)


Electrical conduction in lanthanum orthoborates LaBO3 with the orthorhombic aragonite-type structure (S. G.: Pnam) was investigated by using conductivity measurements under 0.4-5 kPa of p(H2O) and 0.01-100 kPa of p(O2) at 500-930°C. From humidity dependence and H/D isotope effect of the conductivity, it was found that LaBO3 exhibited dominantly protonic conduction under wet conditions by substituting Sr for La. Results of conductivity measurements under various p (H2O) and p(O2) suggested that the contribution of electron hole conduction became significant as temperature increased, p(O2) increased and p(H2O) decreased, although protonic conduction was estimated as predominant under the conditions used. The conductivities of the 1 mol% Sr-doped LaBO3 were 1 × 10-5 -2 × 10 -4 S cm-1 under moisturized conditions at 500-930°C. The conductivity behaviors as well as the conductivity values of the Sr-doped LaBO3 with the aragonite-type structure were quite similar to those of the acceptor-doped rare earth orthophosphates, indicating a similar proton conduction mechanism in these oxoacid salts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)575-579
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Ionics
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Nov 30
Externally publishedYes
EventFourteenth International Conference on Solid State Ionics - Monterey, CA., United States
Duration: 2003 Jun 222003 Jun 27


  • Aragonite
  • LaBO
  • Orthoborate
  • Protonic conduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


Dive into the research topics of 'High temperature protonic conduction in LaBO3 with the aragonite-type structure'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this