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Dislocations Accelerate Oxygen Ion Diffusion in La0.8Sr0.2MnO3 Epitaxial Thin Films

Dislocations Accelerate Oxygen Ion Diffusion in La0.8Sr0.2MnO3 Epitaxial Thin Films
Michael Stöger-Pollach, Qiyang Lu, Yan Chen, Wolfgang Wallisch, Jürgen Fleig, Herbert Hutter, Johannes Bernardi, Gernot Friedbacher, Edvinas Navickas, Bilge Yildiz, Tobias M. Huber
Revealing whether dislocations accelerate oxygen ion transport is important for providing abilities in tuning the ionic conductivity of ceramic materials. In this study, we report how dislocations affect oxygen ion diffusion in Sr-doped LaMnO3 (LSM), a model perovskite oxide that serves in energy conversion technologies. LSM epitaxial thin films with thicknesses ranging from 10 nm to more than 100 nm were prepared by pulsed laser deposition on single-crystal LaAlO3 and SrTiO3 substrates. The lattice mismatch between the film and substrates induces compressive or tensile in-plane strain in the LSM layers. This lattice strain is partially reduced by dislocations, especially in the LSM films on LaAlO3. Oxygen isotope exchange measured by secondary ion mass spectrometry revealed the existence of at least two very different diffusion coefficients in the LSM films on LaAlO3. The diffusion profiles can be quantitatively explained by the existence of fast oxygen ion diffusion along threading dislocations that is faster by up to 3 orders of magnitude compared to that in LSM bulk.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.7b06228

DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b06228

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