Defect agglomeration in wüstite at high temperatures-II. An electrical conduction model

E. Gartstein, J. B. Cohen, Thomas O Mason

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A defect/electrical conduction model based upon a mixture of 5:2 and 13:4 (vacancy-to-tetrahedral) clusters is proposed for FeO which is consistent with available diffraction, nonstoichiometry and electrical data. Conduction occurs via small polaron hopping between Fe3+ and Fe2+ on octahedral near-cluster sites with two vacancy nearest neighbors. Evidence is cited for an increase in Fe2+ on tetrahedral (interstitial) sites as temperature increases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)775-781
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1986



  • clusters
  • defect clusters
  • Defects
  • electrical conductivity
  • Seebeck coefficient

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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