Electrical, thermoelectric, and structural properties of La(M xFe 1-x)O 3 (M=Mn, Ni, Cu)

X. D. Zhou, J. B. Yang, E. C. Thomsen, Q. Cai, B. J. Scarfino, Z. Nie, G. W. Coffey, W. J. James, W. B. Yelon, H. U. Anderson, L. R. Pederson

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Electrical, thermoelectric, and structural properties were studied in transition metal ion-substituted LaFe O3: La (Mnx Fe1-x) O3, La (Nix Fe1-x) O3, and La (Cux Fe1-x) O3. Structural analysis showed that a continuous series of solid solutions with no intermediate phases are forming over a wide range (0<x<1) with substitutions of Mn and Ni, whereas the maximum Cu content is 30% from this study. The Ni-substituted LaFe O3 specimens have substantially higher conductivity than those substituted with either Mn or Cu, measured in air from 100 to 1000°C. The Seebeck coefficient of La (Mnx Fe1-x) O3 and La (Cux Fe1-x) O3 has a strong temperature dependence, indicating a thermally activated carrier formation. The activation energy for carrier formation in La (Cux Fe1-x) O3 is greater than that in La (Mnx Fe1-x) O3. Thermoelectric and electrical properties evidence conduction through polaron hopping in both Mn- and Cu-substituted LaFe O3, whereas the Ni-substituted LaFe O3 shows metallic conductivity.The Electrochemical Society

Original languageEnglish
Article number056612JES
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrochemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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Zhou, X. D., Yang, J. B., Thomsen, E. C., Cai, Q., Scarfino, B. J., Nie, Z., Coffey, G. W., James, W. J., Yelon, W. B., Anderson, H. U., & Pederson, L. R. (2006). Electrical, thermoelectric, and structural properties of La(M xFe 1-x)O 3 (M=Mn, Ni, Cu). Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 153(12), [056612JES]. https://doi.org/10.1149/1.2358840