Bismuth-doped pyrochlore-type antimonic acids H1−3xBixSbO3▪nH2O (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.28, n = 0.5) were prepared by solution processing using the reaction of an aqueous H2O2 solution with antimony and bismuth alkoxides, and their structural properties and proton conductivity were investigated. It was found that the Bi atoms were located in an interstitial 16d (½, ½, ½) site in the structure and that the proton conductivity of the doped material (x = 0.081) was enhanced by about two orders of magnitude compared to that of the pure material.

Bismuth-Doping Effect on Structural Properties and Proton Conductivity of Pyrochlore-Type Antimonic Acid. K.Ozawa, M.Eguchi, H.Nakamura, Y.Sakka: Solid State Ionics, 2004, 172[1-4], 109-12