Thermal and electrical properties of Ca5Mg4−xZnx(VO4)6 (0 ≤ x ≤ 4)

  • Anna S. TolkachevaEmail author
  • Sergey N. Shkerin
  • Kirill G. Zemlyanoi
  • Olga G. Reznitskikh
  • Svetlana V. Pershina
  • Pavel D. Khavlyuk


Calcium vanadates Ca5Mg4−xZnx(VO4)6 (0 ≤ x ≤ 4) have been studied for the first time using a set of high-temperature methods of analysis. The onset of melting process determined from differential scanning calorimetry decreases from 1158 to 881 °C (± 1.5 °C) with increasing of x (dopant’s content). CTE temperature dependence is found to show a hysteresis. Electrical transport properties measured by impedance spectroscopy in air of different humidity are also discussed. The value of electrical conductivity does not depend on air humidity. It is found to equal to 1.5 × 10−6 S cm−1 at 720 °C for Ca5Mg4(VO4)6 which is specific for garnet-related crystals.


Non-stoichiometric garnet Electrical conductivity DSC Thermal expansion 



The reported study was funded by the RFBR according to the research Project No. 17–03–01280. Powder diffraction experiments were carried out in the Shared Access Centre at the IHTE UB RAS.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna S. Tolkacheva
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Sergey N. Shkerin
    • 1
  • Kirill G. Zemlyanoi
    • 2
  • Olga G. Reznitskikh
    • 3
    • 4
  • Svetlana V. Pershina
    • 1
  • Pavel D. Khavlyuk
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of High-Temperature ElectrochemistryUral Branch of Russian Academy of SciencesEkaterinburgRussia
  2. 2.INMT Ural Federal UniversityEkaterinburgRussia
  3. 3.Institute of Solid State ChemistryUral Branch of Russian Academy of SciencesEkaterinburgRussia
  4. 4.Inenergy LlcMoscowRussia

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