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Title: Synthesis, structural and electrical properties of a new cobalt arsenate NaCo{sub 2}As{sub 3}O{sub 10}

The title compound sodium dicobalt triarsenate NaCo{sub 2}As{sub 3}O{sub 10} has been synthesized by solid state reaction. Crystal structure and electrical properties were studied by X-ray diffraction and complex impedance spectroscopy, respectively. The obtained structural model is supported by charge-distribution (CHARDI) analysis and bond-valence-sum (BVS) validations tools. The structure (triclinic, P−1, a=6.800 (8) Å, b=7.816 (9) Å, c=8.718 (3) Å, α=108.03 (2)°, β=108.48 (3)°, γ=100.11 (2)°) can be described as a three-dimensional framework resulted from corner-connection between cobalt metallic chains running along [−110] and As{sub 3}O{sub 10} groups; the negative charge is balanced by Na{sup +} ions which house the two tunnels parallel to a and b axes. Ball milling was used as mechanical means to reduce the particles sizes of the synthesized powder. At the optimal sintering temperature of 650 °C, 85% of the relative density was obtained. The conductivity measurements show that NaCo{sub 2}As{sub 3}O{sub 10} is a cationic conductor with an activation energy of 0.48 eV and a conductivity of σ=1.2×10{sup −5} S cm{sup −1} at 310 °C. The BVS model is extended to simulate the ionic migration pathways of alkali cations in the anionic framework. - Graphical abstract: 1D pathways link Na atoms along the a-axismore » with bond valence mismatch |ΔV(Na)|=0.64 v.u. - Highlights: • A new single crystal NaCo{sub 2}As{sub 3}O{sub 10} was grown by solid state reaction and its structure determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. • The purity of the powder sample was verified by Rietveld refinement. • The CIS measurements were optimized and the obtained spectra were fitted by electrical equivalent circuits. • The conduction pathways for Na{sup +} cations are simulated by means of the bond valence sum model.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [1]
  1. Université de Tunis El Manar, Faculté des Sciences de Tunis, Laboratoire de Matériaux et Cristallochimie, El Manar II, 2092 Tunis (Tunisia)
  2. (Tunisia)
  3. Université Grenoble Alpes, LEPMI, F-38000 Grenoble (France)
  4. (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22443488
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Solid State Chemistry; Journal Volume: 221; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2014 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ACTIVATION ENERGY; ARSENATES; CATIONS; COBALT; DENSITY; ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES; EQUIVALENT CIRCUITS; MICROSTRUCTURE; MONOCRYSTALS; PARTICLE SIZE; POWDERS; SIMULATION; SODIUM; SODIUM IONS; SOLIDS; SPECTRA; SPECTROSCOPY; SYNTHESIS; THREE-DIMENSIONAL LATTICES; X-RAY DIFFRACTION