The influence of growth atmosphere and Ir contamination on electrical resistivity of langatate (La3Ta0.5Ga5.5O 14; LTG) was studied. LTG single crystals were grown via the Czochralski method under different oxygen partial pressures with Ir contamination from the Ir crucible. In addition, LTG crystals were grown by the floating zone method and they were not contaminated by Ir. The electrical resistivity and ionic transport number of these crystals were measured in the temperature range 300-1000°C. The conduction mechanism of LTG changed at about 720°C. At T∈<∈720°C, electronic conduction was dominant, and the resistivity was affected by growth atmosphere as well as Ir contamination. In contrast, at T∈>∈720°C, ionic conduction was dominant, and the resistivity was affected only by Ir contamination. In both temperature regions, Ir contamination decreased the resistivity by an order of magnitude.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Materials Chemistry