High temperature protonic conduction in aragonite-type NdBO3

Koji Amezawa, Hidesato Kondo, Yoichi Tomii, Naoichi Yamamoto

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Electrical conduction in undoped and Ca-doped NdBO3 with the orthorhombic aragonite-type structure was investigated by using conductivity measurements under 0.4-5 kPa of p(H2O) and 0.01-100 kPa of p(O 2) at 500-925°C. From humidity dependence and H/D isotope effect of the conductivity, it was found that NdBO3 became a protonic conductor under wet conditions by partially substituting Ca for Nd. The conductivities of l mol% Ca-doped NdBO3 were 10-5.4- 10-4.1 S ·cm-1 under wet condition at 500-925°C. As temperature increased, electron holes became to contribute to the conduction, although protons were estimated as dominant charge carriers under the conditions employed. The p(H2O) and p(O2) dependence of the conductivity were discussed in terms of defect equilibrium. Conductivity behaviors as well as conductivity values of Ca-doped NdBO 3 were rather similar to those of the Sr-doped LaBO3 with the same crystal structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)410-414
Number of pages5
JournalFuntai Oyobi Fummatsu Yakin/Journal of the Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jun


  • Aragonite-type
  • Defect structure
  • Neodymium orthoborate
  • Protonic conduction


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