Low-temperature direct synthesis of CeO 2-ZrO 2 solid solution nanoparticles by a hydrothermal method

Anwar Ahniyaz, Takeshi Fujiwara, Takahiro Fujino, Masahiro Yoshimura

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Well-crystallized CeO 2-ZrO 2 solid solution nanoparticles were successfully prepared by a hydrothermal method in a single step at 120°C, for 6 h without any post heat treatment. The particle sizes of 6 ± 3 nm by surface area measurements are in good agreement with crystallite sizes of 6 ± 3 nm by X-ray diffraction. Transmission microscopy also confirmed the formation of crystals of 5-8 nm in the products. In the formation of the homogeneous solid solutions the complete oxidation of Ce 3+ to Ce 4+ in the precipitated gels seems to be one of the important steps. The solid solutions contained several wt % water, but it was expelled by calcining ≥600°C. The heating of the samples brought about grain growths, but did not change the phases. The specific areas of 120-200 m 2/g of as-prepared samples were decreased to 4-14 m 2/g by heating at 900°C for 4 h.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-238
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Mar 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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