Date of Award


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy


Engineering Science

First Advisor

Koc, Rasit


The application of the entropy concept to stabilize oxide systems opens the possibility of discovering new materials with unique structural and functional properties. High-entropy alloys and oxides, which are based on the entropy stabilization concept and composed of multi-principal elements, have the potential to tailor structural and functional properties to meet specific needs. The study of lanthanum-based perovskite materials that benefit from the entropy stabilization approach is a promising area of research.However, the inherent randomness of multi-principal elements presents new challenges, making it difficult to predict their behavior. To understand these difficulties, we have initiated a methodical investigation of La-based medium- and high-entropy perovskite oxides. This study focuses on the synthesis, characterization, sintering mechanism, and electrical conductivity properties of nine La1-xCax(A1/3, B1/3, C1/3)O3 medium-entropy perovskite oxide systems (A, B, and C = three combination of Cr or Co or Fe or Ni or Mn) and one La1-xCax(Cr0.2Co0.2Fe0.2Ni0.2Mn0.2)O3 high-entropy perovskite oxide system (for x = 0.1 to 0.3). This research aims to provide better understanding of: (1) synthesis process, (2) temperature of single-phase formation, (3) the impact of various combinations of multiple B-site transitional elements and Ca doping on crystal structure, and microstructure (4) sintering mechanism and (5) electrical conductivity properties.




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