Insight into the local structure of barium indate oxide-ion conductors: An X-ray total scattering study

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  • A Mancini
  • JF Shin
  • A Orera
  • C Tealdi
  • Y Ren
  • KL Page
  • L Malavasi

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In this paper we presented the X-ray PDF investigation of orthorhombic Ba2In2O5 and cubic Ba2In1.7P0.3O5.3 and Ba2In1.7S0.3O5.45 samples. Pure Ba2In2O5 was found to be properly described-at the local scale-by the orthorhombic average structure. Ba2In1.7P0.3O5.3 and Ba2In1.7S0.3O5.45 cannot be described, at the local scale, by a cubic symmetry. The PDFs of these two samples clearly showed a distorted atom arrangement in the short-range which can be described again with the orthorhombic symmetry found in pure barium indate.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-53
Number of pages4
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012