Research report 2018 - Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
The kinetics of compositional changes
Merkle, Rotraut; Maier, Joachim
SummaryWithin certain bounds, solids can change their chemical composition. As in such typically narrow ranges the ionic and electronic carriers can vary by orders of magnitude, this process is not only of fundamental interest but also highly relevant for applications such as sensors, fuel cells, and batteries. The understanding of the kinetics of such compositional changes is indispensable for a targeted materials functionalization.