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Solid State Communications
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Anomalous conductivity effects in (Na,K) mixed crystals of the β-Al2O3 type

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Anomalous behavior has been observed in the ionic conductivity of (Na,K) mixed crystals of the alkali gallates and aluminate of the β-Al2O3 type fast ion conductors. The conductivity goes through a minimum at some intermediate composition as a consequence of a maximum in the activation energy, and is most pronounced in the (Na,K)-β-gallate, followed by (Na,K)-β-Al2O3 and (Na,K)-β"-gallate. The effect is similar to the well-known "mixed alkali effect" in glasses. A second anomaly consisting of a pronounced increase in conductivity over about a 70° temperature range, without any permanent change in activation energy, was observed for some compositions of (Na,K)-β"-gallate. © 1978.

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01 Jan 1978

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Solid State Communications

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