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Themed collection Advances in Solid State Chemistry and its Applications

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Editorial

Themed issue on advances in solid state chemistry and its applications

Guest Editors Caroline Kirk, Finlay Morrison, Jan Skakle, Derek Sinclair and John Irvine introduce this Journal of Materials Chemistry A themed issue on advances in solid state chemistry and its applications, in celebration of Professor Tony West’s 70th birthday.

Graphical abstract: Themed issue on advances in solid state chemistry and its applications
Open Access Review Article

Defect chemistry and electrical properties of sodium bismuth titanate perovskite

We review the diversity of the electrical behaviour of NBT induced by various defect mechanisms, including A-site Na or Bi non-stoichiometry, isovalent-substitution, and acceptor- and donor-doping.

Graphical abstract: Defect chemistry and electrical properties of sodium bismuth titanate perovskite
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Communication

Identification and characterisation of high energy density P2-type Na2/3[Ni1/3−y/2Mn2/3−y/2Fey]O2 compounds for Na-ion batteries

The Nax[Ni(xy)/2Mn(2−xy)/2Fey]O2 composition space was explored, and two compositions were identified as P2 compounds that can deliver high energy densities.

Graphical abstract: Identification and characterisation of high energy density P2-type Na2/3[Ni1/3−y/2Mn2/3−y/2Fey]O2 compounds for Na-ion batteries
Communication

Pressure-induced chemistry for the 2D to 3D transformation of zeolites

ADOR, an unconventional synthesis strategy based on a four-step mechanism: assembly, disassembly, organization, and reassembly, has opened new possibilities in zeolite chemistry.

Graphical abstract: Pressure-induced chemistry for the 2D to 3D transformation of zeolites
Communication

Bubble-supported engineering of hierarchical CuCo2S4 hollow spheres for enhanced electrochemical performance

Hierarchical CuCo2S4 hollow spheres are constructed by continual aggregation and growth of CuCo2S4 nanocrystals on the surface of gas bubbles.

Graphical abstract: Bubble-supported engineering of hierarchical CuCo2S4 hollow spheres for enhanced electrochemical performance
Open Access Communication

Gaudefroyite: a mineral with excellent magnetocaloric effect suitable for liquefying hydrogen

A natural mineral, gaudefroyite, displays excellent low temperature magnetocaloric properties that are suitable for liquefying hydrogen.

Graphical abstract: Gaudefroyite: a mineral with excellent magnetocaloric effect suitable for liquefying hydrogen
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Open Access Paper

Cation, magnetic, and charge ordering in MnFe3O5

The high pressure material MnFe3O5 displays a rich variety of magnetically ordered states on cooling through three separate phase transitions.

Graphical abstract: Cation, magnetic, and charge ordering in MnFe3O5
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Superexchange-mediated negative thermal expansion in Nd-doped BiFeO3

Bi0.7Nd0.3FeO3 is a Gz-type antiferromagnet (space group Pnma′); competition between geometric effects and magnetic superexchange results negative thermal expansion below 200 K.

Graphical abstract: Superexchange-mediated negative thermal expansion in Nd-doped BiFeO3
Open Access Paper

Remarkable impact of low BiYbO3 doping levels on the local structure and phase transitions of BaTiO3

Bi3+ with a stereochemically active lone-pair of electrons induces severe lattice strain in BaTiO3 as revealed by a significant Raman shift of the mode associated with the O–Ti–O bonds.

Graphical abstract: Remarkable impact of low BiYbO3 doping levels on the local structure and phase transitions of BaTiO3
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Crystal structure and compositional effects on the electrical and electrochemical properties of GdBaCo2−xMnxO5+δ (0 ≤ x ≤ 2) oxides for use as air electrodes in solid oxide fuel cells

GdBaCo2−xMnxO5+δ is a new system of layered perovskites displaying better electrochemical properties when a layered-type ordering of Gd and Ba cations is adopted.

Graphical abstract: Crystal structure and compositional effects on the electrical and electrochemical properties of GdBaCo2−xMnxO5+δ (0 ≤ x ≤ 2) oxides for use as air electrodes in solid oxide fuel cells
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Interplay between humidity, temperature and electrical response of a conductivity sensor based on a La2LiNbO6 double perovskite

The electrical response to RH% of a new La2LiNbO6 double perovskite as a sensing material in a humidity sensor.

Graphical abstract: Interplay between humidity, temperature and electrical response of a conductivity sensor based on a La2LiNbO6 double perovskite
Open Access Paper

NASICON LiM2(PO4)3 electrolyte (M = Zr) and electrode (M = Ti) materials for all solid-state Li-ion batteries with high total conductivity and low interfacial resistance

All solid-state batteries based on NASICON-type LiM2(PO4)3 electrolyte phases are highly promising owing to their high ionic conductivities and chemical stabilities.

Graphical abstract: NASICON LiM2(PO4)3 electrolyte (M = Zr) and electrode (M = Ti) materials for all solid-state Li-ion batteries with high total conductivity and low interfacial resistance
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Optimisation of functional properties in lead-free BiFeO3–BaTiO3 ceramics through La3+ substitution strategy

The structure and key functional properties of a promising lead-free solid solution, BiFeO3–BaTiO3, have been optimised by controlling chemical homogeneity via La-substitution strategies and thermal treatment.

Graphical abstract: Optimisation of functional properties in lead-free BiFeO3–BaTiO3 ceramics through La3+ substitution strategy
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Local structure and conductivity behaviour in Bi7WO13.5

Total neutron scattering analysis reveals details of cation coordination and vacancy distribution in Bi7WO13.5.

Graphical abstract: Local structure and conductivity behaviour in Bi7WO13.5
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Electric field effect on the microstructure and properties of Ba0.9Ca0.1Ti0.9Zr0.1O3 (BCTZ) lead-free ceramics

Systematic evaluation of the effect that electric field application has on the structure, microstructure and piezo-ferroelectric properties of barium titanate-based lead-free piezoelectric ceramics reveals a field-induced phase transition underlying its high sensibility.

Graphical abstract: Electric field effect on the microstructure and properties of Ba0.9Ca0.1Ti0.9Zr0.1O3 (BCTZ) lead-free ceramics
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Nano-scale hydroxyapatite compositions for the utilization of CO2 recovered using post-combustion carbon capture

A novel approach to carbon sequestering using hydroxyapatite to incorporate significant amounts of CO2 with potential product applications as fertiliser.

Graphical abstract: Nano-scale hydroxyapatite compositions for the utilization of CO2 recovered using post-combustion carbon capture
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Phase-pure BiFeO3 produced by reaction flash-sintering of Bi2O3 and Fe2O3

Nanostructured, highly-insulating, single-phase BiFeO3 is obtained by applying a small DC voltage to a mixture of Bi2O3 and Fe2O3 at 625 °C in seconds.

Graphical abstract: Phase-pure BiFeO3 produced by reaction flash-sintering of Bi2O3 and Fe2O3
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Microstructure dependence of performance degradation for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells based on the metallic catalyst infiltrated La- and Ca-doped SrTiO3 anode support

High peak power density and slow performance degradation for Ni–Fe infiltrated LSCTA− anode resulted from a favourable interaction between NiFe and the perovskite backbone due to the formation of a Fe-rich oxide interface layer.

Graphical abstract: Microstructure dependence of performance degradation for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells based on the metallic catalyst infiltrated La- and Ca-doped SrTiO3 anode support
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Biotemplating: a sustainable synthetic methodology for Na-ion battery materials

Dextran biotemplating offers a novel, sustainable and fast reduced-temperature synthetic route for energy storage materials (e.g. P3-Na2/3Ni1/3Mn2/3O2) with fine control over particle size and morphology that offers a new route to optimizing electrochemical properties.

Graphical abstract: Biotemplating: a sustainable synthetic methodology for Na-ion battery materials
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First transparent oxide ion conducting ceramics synthesized by full crystallization from glass

New transparent Ln1+xSr1−xGa3O7+δ (Eu/Gd/Tb) melilite ceramics, elaborated by full crystallization from glass, show anionic conductivity (>0.01 S cm−1 at 700 °C).

Graphical abstract: First transparent oxide ion conducting ceramics synthesized by full crystallization from glass
Open Access Paper

Crystal structure and surface characteristics of Sr-doped GdBaCo2O6−δ double perovskites: oxygen evolution reaction and conductivity

Upon Sr-doping in GdBa1−xSrxCo2O6−δ, a shift of the valence band maximum VBmax towards the Fermi energy EF was observed leading to better OER activity.

Graphical abstract: Crystal structure and surface characteristics of Sr-doped GdBaCo2O6−δ double perovskites: oxygen evolution reaction and conductivity
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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The crystal structure and electrical properties of the oxide ion conductor Ba3WNbO8.5

The crystal structure of the novel oxide ion conductor Ba3WNbO8.5.

Graphical abstract: The crystal structure and electrical properties of the oxide ion conductor Ba3WNbO8.5
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Thermal evolution of structures and conductivity of Pr-substituted BaZr0.7Ce0.2Y0.1O3−δ: potential cathode components for protonic ceramic fuel cells

Pr doping in BZCY72 induces symmetry changes and enhances mixed-conductivity for electrochemical applications, with Pr concentration influencing the charge-compensation mechanism.

Graphical abstract: Thermal evolution of structures and conductivity of Pr-substituted BaZr0.7Ce0.2Y0.1O3−δ: potential cathode components for protonic ceramic fuel cells
Open Access Paper

A structural study of Ruddlesden–Popper phases Sr3−xYx(Fe1.25Ni0.75)O7−δ with x ≤ 0.75 by neutron powder diffraction and EXAFS/XANES spectroscopy

Ruddlesden–Popper phases Sr3−xYx(Fe1.25Ni0.75)O7−δ with x ≤ 0.75 have been characterised by neutron powder diffraction and EXAFS/XANES spectroscopy.

Graphical abstract: A structural study of Ruddlesden–Popper phases Sr3−xYx(Fe1.25Ni0.75)O7−δ with x ≤ 0.75 by neutron powder diffraction and EXAFS/XANES spectroscopy
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Oxygen transport phenomena in (La,Sr)2(Ni,Fe)O4 materials

Oxygen conductivity of La1.5Sr0.5Ni1−yFeyO4+δ membranes.

Graphical abstract: Oxygen transport phenomena in (La,Sr)2(Ni,Fe)O4 materials
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Professor Tony West was the founding Editor of Journal of Materials Chemistry. In celebration of Professor West’s 70th birthday, this issue honours his contributions to the field and includes those people who have worked with him over the course of his career. 

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