Thermal diffusivities of LixMn2O4 (x=0.9, 1.0 and 1.1) polycrystalline pellets are determined by photoacoustic technique in the reflection configuration, at two temperatures, 298 K and 280 K, above and below their Jahn-Teller phase transition temperature (290 K). The diffusivities of LixMn2O4 at 280 K show a drastic reduction from their corresponding room temperature values (298 K) and the percentage of reduction in the thermal diffusivity for LixMn2O 4 increases with their Li content. These effects are associated with the reduction in crystal symmetry due to structural deformation by Jahn-Teller distortion observed in LixMn2O4 below its transition temperature.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing|
|State||Published - Mar 2008|