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Ionic Conductors

  1. Martha Greenblatt

Published Online: 15 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119951438.eibc0094

Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

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Greenblatt, M. 2011. Ionic Conductors. Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry. .

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  1. the State University of New Jersey, Rutgers, Piscataway, NJ, USA

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  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2011


The fundamental structural and physical properties of ionic conductors in the solid state are briefly discussed. Recent developments in ionically conducting solids are reviewed. Materials discussed include: crystalline cation conductors with Na+, Li+, and H+ ion motion; crystalline anion conductors, primarily with the fluorite-type structure and with oxide- and fluoride ion mobilities; mixed ionic/electronic conductors; amorphous glass electrolytes and polymer solid electrolytes. Applications of some of these solid-state ionic conductors in electrochemical devices such as sodium and lithium rechargeable batteries, sensors, fuel cells and electrochromic smart windows are presented.


  • solid-state ionic conductors;
  • crystalline cation and anion conductors;
  • sodium conductors;
  • proton conductors;
  • lithium conductors;
  • glass electrolytes;
  • polymer solid electrolytes;
  • batteries;
  • sensors;
  • fuels cells;
  • smart windows