High temperature protonic conduction in Sr2P2O 7-LaPO4 system

Koji Amezawa, Yoichi Tomii, Naoichi Yamamoto

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(x/2)Sr2P2O7-(1-x)LaPO4 (x=0-0.60) was prepared with a solid state reaction between LaPO4 and SrHPO4, and its electrical conduction 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 (x/2)Sr2P 2O7-(1-x)LaPO4 with x>0 conducted protons dominantly under moisturized conditions, whereas LaPO4 (x=0) did not exhibit protonic conduction. The conductivity of (x/2)Sr2P 2O7-(1-x)LaPO4 showed a maximum when x=0.02-0.03, which was nearly equal to the solubility limit of Sr into LaPO 4. These results suggested that substitution of Sr for La was essential to induce protonic conduction in Sr2P2O 7-LaPO4 system and that existence of Sr2P 2O7 as a secondary phase deteriorated the conductivity. Finally, p(H2O) and p(O2) dependencies of the conductivity were discussed in terms of defect equilibrium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-148
Number of pages6
JournalSolid State Ionics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan 14
Externally publishedYes


  • Phosphate
  • Protonic conduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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