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Properties of the Space Charge Layers Formed in Li-Ion Conducting Glass Ceramics

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posted on 25.01.2021, 20:45 by Leon Katzenmeier, Simon Helmer, Stephan Braxmeier, Edwin Knobbe, Aliaksandr S. Bandarenka
For years, the space charge layer formation in Li-conducting solid electrolytes and its relevance to so-called all solid-state batteries have been controversially discussed from experimental and theoretical perspectives. In this work, we observe the phenomenon of space charge layer formation using impedance spectroscopy at different electrode polarizations. We analyze the properties of these space charge layers using a physical equivalent circuit describing the response of the solid electrolytes and solid/solid electrified interfaces under blocking conditions. The elements corresponding to the interfacial layers are identified and analyzed with different electrode metals and applied biases. The effective thickness of the space charge layer was calculated to be ∼60 nm at a bias potential of 1 V. In addition, it was possible to estimate the relative permittivity of the electrolytes, specific resistance of the space charge layer, and the effective thickness of the electric double layer (∼0.7 nm).