Martensitic α↔γ Phase Transition and Ionic Conductivity in "Pure" and Doped LiIO3 Single Crystals
The polymorphism and anisotropy of electrical, dielectric, and thermophysical properties of “pure” and doped LiIO3 single crystals are studied. The hexagonal a-LiIO3 phase is a 1-D ionic conductor (along the c axis). The anisotropy of the ionic conductivity of the a-phase can be reduced by doping with transitive metals (Fe, Mo, Ni). The martensitic character of the a«g transition is proved. In the γ-phase, only a slight anisotropy of the conductivity is found. The a«g transition is not an ionic-superionic one.
V. Trnovcová et al., "Martensitic α↔γ Phase Transition and Ionic Conductivity in "Pure" and Doped LiIO3 Single Crystals", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 480-481, pp. 405-410, 2005