Structure and Ionic Conductivity of Ga and Nb Dual Doped LLZO Synthesized by Sol-Gel Method
Keywords:solid state electrolyte, dual doped, conductivity, Sol gel
More and more attention has been focused on Li7La3Zr2O12 (LLZO) because of the high ionic conductivity and excellent chemical stability. It is great significance to find suitable dopants for locking cubic LLZO and improving the conductivity of Li+ ions. The uniform nano powder can be obtained by the sol gel synthetic method, which is conducive to maintaining high sintering activity. In this work, Ga and Nb dual doped LLZO solid electrolyte powders were synthesized via sol gel method, and Ga and Nb dual doped LLZO solid electrolyte ceramic were obtained via traditional solid state sintering method. The phase and microstructure of Ga and Nb co-doped LLZO solid electrolyte were analyzed by combine X-ray diffraction with scanning electron microscope. The impedance of Ga and Nb dual doped LLZO (Li6.8-3xGaxLa3Zr1.8Nb0.2O12 (0≤x≤0.3)) solid electrolyte was measured by the electrochemical workstation, and then the conductivity was calculated. The results show that when the doping amount of Ga is x=0.2, it is a pure cubic LLZO structure with the highest conductivity value of 3.7×10-4 S cm-1 (tested at room temperature) due to the sample has a high relative density and reaches the optimal Li+ vacancy concentration.
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