Journal or Book Title
Physical review Letters
Mixing two types of glass formers in ion conducting glasses can be exploited to lower conductivity activation energy and thereby increasing the ionic conductivity, a phenomenon known as the mixed glass former effect (MGFE). We develop a model for this MGFE, where activation barriers for individual ion jumps get lowered in inhomogeneous environments containing both types of network forming units. Fits of the model to experimental data allow one to estimate the strength of the barrier reduction, and they indicate a spatial clustering of the two types of network formers. The model predicts a time-temperature superposition of conductivity spectra onto a common master curve independent of the mixing ratio.
American Physical Society
Schuch, Michael; Müller, Christian R.; Maass, Philipp; and Martin, Steve W., "Mixed Barrier Model for the Mixed Glass Former Effect in Ion Conducting Glasses" (2009). Materials Science and Engineering Publications. 56.