Nanostructured Ceramics: Ionic Transport and Electrochemical Activity

Prutsch, Denise and Breuer, Stefan and Uitz, Marlena and Bottke, Patrick and Langer, Julia and Lunghammer, Sarah and Philipp, Martin and Posch, Patrick and Pregartner, Veronika and Stanje, Bernhard and Dunst, Andreas and Wohlmuth, Dominik and Brandstätter, Harald and Schmidt, Walter and Epp, Viktor and Chadwick, Alan V. and Hanzu, Ilie and Wilkening, Martin (2017) Nanostructured Ceramics: Ionic Transport and Electrochemical Activity. Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie, 231 (7-8). ISSN 0942-9352. (doi: (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Ceramics with nm-sized dimensions are widely used in various applications such as batteries, fuel cells or sensors. Their oftentimes superior electrochemical properties as well as their capabilities to easily conduct ions are, however, not completely understood. Depending on the method chosen to prepare the materials, nanostructured ceramics may be equipped with a large area fraction of interfacial regions that exhibit structural disorder. Elucidating the relationship between microscopic disorder and ion dynamics as well as electrochemical performance is necessary to develop new functionalized materials. Here, we highlight some of the very recent studies on ion transport and electrochemical properties of nanostructured ceramics. Emphasis is put on TiO2 in the form of nanorods, nanotubes or being present as mesoporous material. Further examples deal with nanocrystalline peroxides such as Li2O2 or nanostructured oxides (Li2TiO3, LiAlO2, LiTaO3, Li2CO3 and Li2B4O7). These materials served as model systems to explore the influence of ball-milling on overall ionic transport.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: amorphous materials; conductivity; glasses; lithium ion transport; nanocrystalline oxides; nanotubes; NMR; peroxides; self-diffusion; titania
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Alan Chadwick
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2017 14:45 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2017 09:08 UTC
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