Defect structures effects on electrical conductivity

in nonstoichiometric lithium tantalate

S. Jebbari1,2, S. El Hamd1, F. Bennani3, A. Jennane1*, M. Hafid2, N. Masaif1

1 L.M.M, Laboratoire de Magnétisme et des Matériaux, Département de Physique Appliquée,

Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, B.P. 577 Settat, Morocco

2 LPTN, Département de Physique, Faculté des Sciences Semlalia, B.P. S15 Marrakech, Morocco

3 LPVC, Département de Physique, Faculté des Sciences, B.P. 133 Kénitra, Morocco

* Corresponding author. E-mail:

Received : 10 March 2003; revised version accepted : 30 August 2004


We have been interested to experimental and analytical studies of ionic conductivity of nonstoichiometric LiTaO3 solid solutions. Theoretical approach combined with lithium and tantalate vacancy models has been performed. A comparative study between the calculated and measured values is presented in taking into account the temperature and composition effects on the conductivity.

Keywords : Lithium tantalate; Electrical conductivity; Curie temperature; Vacancy.

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