Anion effect on the structure of Ag2S-AgPO3 superionic glasses

E. Kartini, S. J. Kennedy, K. Itoh, T. Kamiyama, M. F. Collins, S. Suminta

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We report on time-of-flight neutron diffraction data measured on superionic-conducting glasses (Ag2S)x(AgPO 3)1- x with x = 0.5 and 0.7 at room temperature via the High-Intensity Total Scattering (HIT-II) instrument at KENS and we contrast the results with AgPO3, (AgI)0.5(AgPO3) 0.5 and (AgI)0.33(Ag2S) 0.33(AgPO3)0.34 glasses. The structure factor of (AgI)0.5(AgPO3)0.5 shows a strong prepeak at low Q ∼ 0.8 Å-1 in contrast to the undoped glass AgPO3 where there is no prepeak. In the Ag2S-AgPO 3 system the prepeak appears only very weakly and the difference between radial distribution function (RDF) of doped and undoped glasses show peaks at 2.15, 2.55, 2.75 and 3.0 Å, corresponding to P-S, Ag-S, S-S and S-O distances, respectively. Both doped systems form superionic-conducting glasses, but the sulfide ion is largely incorporated into the phosphate tetrahedra, breaking down the corner-sharing chains into discrete PSO 3 tetrahedra.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-71
Number of pages7
JournalSolid State Ionics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 12 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • AgI-AgPO
  • AgS-AgPO
  • First sharp diffraction peak
  • Ionic conductivity
  • Neutron scattering
  • Superionic glasses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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