Crack-free lithium ion injection into alkali silicate glass using Li + conducting microelectrodes

Kai Kamada, Kazuyoshi Izawa, Shuichi Yamashita, Yuko Tsutsumi, Naoya Enomoto, Junichi Hojo, Yasumichi Matsumoto

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The crack-free lithium ion injection into alkali silicate glass below the glass transition temperature, which is difficult by conventional ion exchange using a molten salt, was achieved by means of the solid state electrochemical technique using Li+ conducting microelectrodes. The fundamental doping system consists of an anode/LiLaSiO4 microelectrode/glass/Na- β″-Al2O3/cathode system, where the Li + in LiLaSiO4 is injected into the glass under an applied electric field, then the Na+ in the glass was eliminated from the glass to Na-β″-Al2O3. As expected, the crack development strongly depended on the applied voltage, and was suppressed under a lower voltage. Furthermore, it was confirmed that the post annealing after doping is also effective for fabrication of a crack-free doped glass. The breaking mechanism of the glass was mainly discussed by the distinction of the ionic radius between the dopant and mobile cation in the glass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1073-1078
Number of pages6
JournalSolid State Ionics
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - Mar 31 2005


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Kamada, K., Izawa, K., Yamashita, S., Tsutsumi, Y., Enomoto, N., Hojo, J., & Matsumoto, Y. (2005). Crack-free lithium ion injection into alkali silicate glass using Li + conducting microelectrodes. Solid State Ionics, 176(11-12), 1073-1078.