Synchrotron powder diffraction measurements were performed up to 7 GPa on Ce1â-xLuxO2-x/2bulk samples in order to elucidate the high pressure structural properties of the system. In the studied pressure rangeCe1â-xLuxO2-x/2does not show any structural phase transition. The bulk modulus as a function of the Lu content is found to broadly fall into two regimes, namely an increasing trend for 0 < x < 0.2 and a linear decrease for 0.2 ≤ x ≤ 0.4. This twofold compressibility behavior is mostly driven by two competing factors, namely the mean atomic volume for x ranging between 0.2 and 0.4, and the lattice volume at lower Lu content. Present results suggest that oxygen vacancies affect the bulk modulus value mainly above x ~ 0.2. Since pressure effects are known to be correlated to the strain acting on a thin film of similar composition, this study contributes to clarify the functional properties of doped ceria systems, such as the increased ionic conductivity of thin films subjected to a tensile strain.

Crystallographic properties of the Ce1-xLuxO2-x/2 system at pressures up to 7 GPa

Artini, Cristina;Costa, Giorgio Andrea;Pani, Marcella
2018

Abstract

Synchrotron powder diffraction measurements were performed up to 7 GPa on Ce1â-xLuxO2-x/2bulk samples in order to elucidate the high pressure structural properties of the system. In the studied pressure rangeCe1â-xLuxO2-x/2does not show any structural phase transition. The bulk modulus as a function of the Lu content is found to broadly fall into two regimes, namely an increasing trend for 0 < x < 0.2 and a linear decrease for 0.2 ≤ x ≤ 0.4. This twofold compressibility behavior is mostly driven by two competing factors, namely the mean atomic volume for x ranging between 0.2 and 0.4, and the lattice volume at lower Lu content. Present results suggest that oxygen vacancies affect the bulk modulus value mainly above x ~ 0.2. Since pressure effects are known to be correlated to the strain acting on a thin film of similar composition, this study contributes to clarify the functional properties of doped ceria systems, such as the increased ionic conductivity of thin films subjected to a tensile strain.
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