6. Intrinsic and Extrinsic Defects in Insulators: Ionic Conductivity

  1. Richard J. D. Tilley Emeritus Professor

Published Online: 29 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470380758.ch6

Defects in Solids

Defects in Solids

How to Cite

Tilley, R. J. D. (2008) Intrinsic and Extrinsic Defects in Insulators: Ionic Conductivity, in Defects in Solids, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470380758.ch6

Author Information

  1. University of Cardiff, Wales, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 26 SEP 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470077948

Online ISBN: 9780470380758



  • ionic conductivity mechanisms;
  • intrinsic and extrinsic insulator defects;
  • ionic conductivity enhancement


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Ionic Conductivity

  • Mechanisms of Ionic Conductivity

  • Impedance Measurements

  • Electrochemical Cells and Batteries

  • Disordered Cation Compounds

  • β-Alumina Oxides

  • Enhancement of Ionic Conductivity

  • Calcia-Stabilized Zirconia and Related Fast Oxygen Ion Conductors

  • Proton (H+ Ion) Conductors

  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

  • Answers to Introductory Questions

  • Problems and Exercises

  • Further Reading