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Fluorite-Type Solid Solutions in the System Y-Ta-O-N: A Nitrogen-Rich Analogue to Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia (YSZ)

Schilling, H.; Wolff, H.; Dronskowski, Richard; Lerch, Martin

Fluorite-type phases in the system Y-Ta-O-N have been prepared by ammonolysis of Y-Ta-O precursors. X-ray powder patterns show unusual asymmetrical reflection profiles explained by DFT and MD methods. The anion vacancy concentration of some of these oxynitrides is similar to that of yttria-doped zirconia, commercially used as solid electrolyte in fuel cells. Hence, these compounds are interesting candidates for mixed oxygen-nitrogen superion conductors
Published in: Zeitschrift fĂĽr Naturforschung B, 10.1515/znb-2006-0604, De Gruyter