Electronic conductivity of modified La0.95Ni0.6Fe0.4O3-δ perovskites

Elena Konysheva, John T.S. Irvine

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Phase composition and electronic conductivity of La0.95Ni0.6Fe0.4O3-δ (LNF) modified by small additions (2-10 mol%) of MnO2, TiO2, CeO2 and Sr-containing manganese perovskite were investigated. A-site deficiency was found to be only limited in extent with typically NiO precipitates compensating for the nominal A-site deficiency. The phase composition of modified LNF varies depending on the type and amount of oxide additives. A low level of doping (∼2 mol%) does not change the value of conductivity and temperature of the semiconducting-metallic transition (∼300 °C). However, electronic conductivity of the modified LNF decreases if it contains 5 mol% of oxide additive or more. A decrease in conductivity was observed independently whether a secondary phase is present, solid solutions form or a change in symmetry of the modified LNF occurs. After reduction in argon atmosphere all compositions investigated exhibit semiconducting behaviour in a wide temperature range. Neutron powder diffraction measurements give insight into the mechanism of solid state interaction of LNF with small degrees of oxide additives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-179
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Modified perovskite
  • Neutron powder diffraction
  • Semiconducting-metal transition
  • Small additives

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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