Conceptual Framework for Dislocation-Modified Conductivity in Oxide Ceramics Deconvoluting Mesoscopic Structure, Core, and Space Charge Exemplified for SrTiO3

Lukas Porz, Till Frömling, Atsutomo Nakamura, Ning Li, Ryohei Maruyama, Katsuyuki Matsunaga, Peng Gao, Hugh Simons, Christian Dietz, Marcus Rohnke, Jürgen Janek, Jürgen Rödel*

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Abstract

The introduction of dislocations is a recently proposed strategy to tailor the functional and especially the electrical properties of ceramics. While several works confirm a clear impact of dislocations on electrical conductivity, some studies raise concern in particular when expanding to dislocation arrangements beyond a geometrically tractable bicrystal interface. Moreover, the lack of a complete classification on pertinent dislocation characteristics complicates a systematic discussion and hampers the design of dislocation-modified electrical conductivity. We proceed by mechanically introducing dislocations with three different mesoscopic structures into the model material single-crystal SrTiO3 and extensively characterizing them from both a mechanical as well as an electrical perspective. As a final result, a deconvolution of mesoscopic structure, core structure, and space charge enables us to obtain the complete picture of the effect of dislocations on functional properties, focusing here on electric properties.
Original languageEnglish
JournalACS Nano
ISSN1936-0851
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • Dislocations
  • Plastic deformation
  • One-Dimensional
  • Conductivity
  • Doping
  • Ceramics
  • Oxides

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