A set of nine samples with nominal composition Ce0.5RE0.5O1.75 (RE â¡ Dy-Lu, Sm, Gd and Y) has been used to develop a novel method based on Raman spectroscopy, useful to evaluate the RE coordination number within the fluorite-type structure (F) of the CeO2-based solid solution. The RE coordination number is a crucial indicator of defects aggregation in doped ceria, and thus of the drop in ionic conductivity observed even well below the compositional limit of the F structure. The method has been tested on several Ce1 â xRExO2 â x/2 compositions (RE â¡ Sm, Gd and Lu, 0.1 â¤ x â¤ 0.4); the obtained results are compared to literature data deriving from EXAFS spectroscopy, and advantages and criticisms of the method are thoroughly discussed. Samples were prepared by a coprecipitation method, their cationic composition was checked by SEM-EDS and their structural features were analyzed by room temperature synchrotron powder x-ray diffraction.
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|Titolo:||A novel method for the evaluation of the Rare Earth (RE) coordination number in RE-doped ceria through Raman spectroscopy|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 - Articolo su rivista|