Université de Toulon et du Var Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie du Matériau et du Milieu Marin, Matériaux à Finalité Spécifique, E. A. 1356 B.P. 132 83957 La Garde cedex France B.P. 132 83957 La Garde cedex France
The elaboration of Na+ super-ionic conductor (NaSICON) ceramics is studied in this work. These solid electrolytes can be used as sensor for detection
of polluted gases in air. Two sorts of ceramics with different chemical compositions are synthesised by soft chemistry route:
a zirconium-based NaSICON and a hafnium-based NaSICON. DTA-TG and temperature depending X-ray diffractometry were used to
follow the thermal decomposition of the precursor phases. The electrical properties of these ceramic sodium ionic conductors
are investigated by complex impedance spectroscopy (CIS). The substitution of the zirconium by the hafnium increases the ceramic
conductivity and decreases the activation energy Ea (from 0.29 to 0.12 eV).