Percolation concepts in solid state ionics

W. Dieterich, O. Dürr, P. Pendzig, A. Bunde, A. Nitzan

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Structural disorder is an inherent property of solid materials, which can support a macroscopic ionic current. Many transport phenomena in these solid ionic conductors appear to be related to concepts from percolation theory. We demonstrate this for three classes of materials, namely (i) dispersed ionic conductors, which show conductance properties that can be related to random electrical networks, (ii) ion-doped network glasses, whose concentration-dependent diffusion properties are accessible by critical path analysis, and (iii) polymer ionic conductors. For the latter we discuss Monte Carlo simulations which indicate the applicability of dynamic bond percolation theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-237
Number of pages9
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - 15 Apr 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Conference on Percolation and Disordered Systems: Theory and Applications - Giessen, Ger
Duration: 14 Jul 199817 Jul 1998


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