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Title: Influence of cation constriction on the ac conductivity dispersion in metaphosphate glasses

Abstract

The ac conductivity resulting from ion motion in glasses displays a power-law frequency dependence characterized by an exponent n<1. Recently, it was suggested that this exponent depends upon the dimensionality of the local cation conduction space, such that n decreases with decreasing dimensionality. Here, I report measurements of the ac conductivity of two metaphosphate glass systems. The first are the superionic glasses formed by doping AgI into AgPO{sub 3}. The second are the alkali-metal metaphosphate glasses, MPO{sub 3}, where M=Li, Na, K, Rb, or Cs. In both glass systems, the conductivity exponent varies with expansion of the phosphate chains which comprise the glass network. In the AgI-doped glasses, n increases with increasing expansion of the network, whereas in the alkali-metal series, n decreases with the expansion. However, when n is considered as a function of the ''constriction'' of the cation (i.e., the cation size relative to the chain separation), this exponent behaves similarly for both glass systems, decreasing with increasing constriction of the cation. This decrease is proposed to result from a reduction in the coordination of the cation's local conduction space caused by increased constriction. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, University of New Mexico, 1001 University Boulevard SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20216574
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 61; Journal Issue: 21; Other Information: PBD: 1 Jun 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 1098-0121
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; PHOSPHATE GLASS; IONIC CONDUCTIVITY; GLASS; SILVER IODIDES; LITHIUM; SODIUM; POTASSIUM; RUBIDIUM; CESIUM; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; THEORETICAL DATA

Citation Formats

Sidebottom, D. L. Influence of cation constriction on the ac conductivity dispersion in metaphosphate glasses. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.61.14507.
Sidebottom, D. L. Influence of cation constriction on the ac conductivity dispersion in metaphosphate glasses. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.61.14507.
Sidebottom, D. L. Thu . "Influence of cation constriction on the ac conductivity dispersion in metaphosphate glasses". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.61.14507.
@article{osti_20216574,
title = {Influence of cation constriction on the ac conductivity dispersion in metaphosphate glasses},
author = {Sidebottom, D. L.},
abstractNote = {The ac conductivity resulting from ion motion in glasses displays a power-law frequency dependence characterized by an exponent n<1. Recently, it was suggested that this exponent depends upon the dimensionality of the local cation conduction space, such that n decreases with decreasing dimensionality. Here, I report measurements of the ac conductivity of two metaphosphate glass systems. The first are the superionic glasses formed by doping AgI into AgPO{sub 3}. The second are the alkali-metal metaphosphate glasses, MPO{sub 3}, where M=Li, Na, K, Rb, or Cs. In both glass systems, the conductivity exponent varies with expansion of the phosphate chains which comprise the glass network. In the AgI-doped glasses, n increases with increasing expansion of the network, whereas in the alkali-metal series, n decreases with the expansion. However, when n is considered as a function of the ''constriction'' of the cation (i.e., the cation size relative to the chain separation), this exponent behaves similarly for both glass systems, decreasing with increasing constriction of the cation. This decrease is proposed to result from a reduction in the coordination of the cation's local conduction space caused by increased constriction. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.61.14507},
journal = {Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics},
issn = {1098-0121},
number = 21,
volume = 61,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
}