Elastic reversal of electrostatically driven defect ordering in stabilized zirconia
Scientific Research Laboratories, Ford Motor Company
Dearborn, MI 48121-2053, USA
Accepted: 14 August 2001
Defect ordering in doped zirconia, considerably limiting ionic transport in ceramic electrolytes, has been reported to defy basic point-charge electrostatics. Here we identify the origin of this remarkable inference, thereby rationalizing a number of important conductivity traits in zirconia-based electrolytes.
PACS: 61.72.-y – Defects and impurities in crystals; microstructure / 61.72.Ji – Point defects (vacancies, interstitials, color centers, etc.) and defect clusters / 81.30.Dz – Phase diagrams of other materials
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