Ionic conductivities of CuI phases at high pressures and temperatures

Osamu Ohtaka, Yoshinori Itakura, Hiroshi Arima, Takumi Kikegawa, Akira Yoshiasa

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In order to elucidate the electric properties of CuI phases under high pressures and high temperatures, both DC and AC measurements were attempted up to 9 GPa and 1250 K, together with in-situ X-ray diffraction observations for the phase identifications. Super ionic conductivity of 1∼3 Ω-1 cm-1 was first measured for three high-pressure and high-temperature phases: the α-AgI-type phase, the disordered zincblende-type phase, and the disordered rocksalt-type phase. The activation energy of super ionic conductivity is around 0.2 eV for these phases. The electric conductivity does not vary at the temperature induced phase transition between disordered zincblende-type and α-AgI-type phases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-53
Number of pages3
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue numberSUPPL. A
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1


  • Copper iodide
  • High-pressure phases
  • In-situ experiments
  • Ionic conductivities
  • Super ionic conductivity
  • Synchrotron radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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