Atomic-scale mechanistic features of oxide ion conduction in apatite-type germanates

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Atomistic modelling studies of the apatite-type oxide ion conductor La-9.33(GeO4)(6)O-2 show that a key role of the O4 channel oxygen atoms appears to be as a reservoir for the creation of interstitial oxide ion defects, while the migration of these defects proceeds via the GeO4 tetrahedra.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)715-717
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2007