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A High Conducting Oxide – Sulfide Composite Lithium Superionic Conductor

A hybrid superionic conductor was fabricated utilizing the space charge effect between the LLZO and LPS interfaces.

This space-charge effect resulted in an improvement over the individual bulk conductivities of the two systems.

Sample with higher weight fractions of LLZO are limited by the porosity and grain boundary resistance arising from non-sintered membranes. By combining the properties of LLZO and LPS, the high temperature sintering step has been avoided thus facilitating easier materials processing. The interfacial resistances were also measured to be minimal at ambient conditions. This procedure thus opens a new avenue for improving the ionic conductivity and electrochemical properties of existing solid state electrolytes. High frequency impedance analyses could aid in resolving the ionic conductivity contributions from the space charge layer in the higher conducting composites while mechanical property investigations could illustrate an improvement in the composite electrolyte in comparison with the crystalline LPS membranes.

Center for Nanophase Matls Sciences Div
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Phone: (865) 241-3808
Nanophase Materials
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