Neutron diffraction study on lanthanum gallate perovskite compound series

Masahiro Kajitani, Motohide Matsuda, Akinori Hoshikawa, Ken Ichi Oikawa, Shuki Torii, Takashi Kamiyama, Fujio Izumi, Michihiro Miyake

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The crystal structures of lanthanum gallate perovskite compounds, LaGaO3, LaGa0.8-Mg0.2O2.9, and La0.8Sr0.2Ga0.8Mg0.2O2.8 which is well-known as a superior oxide ion conductor, have been analyzed by neutron powder diffraction to clarify the effect of the substitutions on the perovskite structures. The crystal structure of Mg2+-substituted LaGaO3, LaGa0.8-Mg0.2O2.9, belongs to the same orthorhombic space group, Pbnm, as that of LaGaO3, and the oxygen vacancies were found to be created at the planar O2 atom sites of GaO6 octahedron. On the other hand, the crystal structure of doubly Sr2+- and Mg2+-substituted LaGaO3, La 0.8-Sr0.2Ga0.8Mg0.2O2.8, belongs to the cubic space group Pm3m and the oxygen vacancies were found to be in disorder. The distortion in the perovskite structures and the oxide ion conduction mechanism are discussed on the basis of the analytical results, together with the results of X-ray diffraction and total conductivity up to 800 °C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3468-3473
Number of pages6
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - Sept 9 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry


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