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Experimental and theoretical interpretation of the order/disorder clusters in CeO2:La

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Author(s):
Rocha, Leandro Silva Rosa [1] ; Ciola Amoresi, Rafael Aparecido [2] ; Duarte, Thiago Marinho [3, 4] ; Marana, Naiara Leticia [3] ; Sambrano, Julio Ricardo [3] ; Aldao, Celso Manuel [5] ; Simoes, Alexandre Zirpoli [2] ; Ponce, Miguel Adolfo [5] ; Longo, Elson [1]
Total Authors: 9
Affiliation:
[1] Fed Univ Sao Carlos UFSCar, Dept Chem, Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Sao Paulo State Univ Unesp, Sch Engn, Guaratingueta, SP - Brazil
[3] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Sch Sci, Bauru, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Paraiba, LACOM INCTMN, Joao Pessoa, Paraiba - Brazil
[5] Inst Mat Sci & Technol INTEMA, Mar Del Plata - Argentina
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: Applied Surface Science; v. 510, APR 30 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

A spectroscopic study of nanostructured lanthanum-doped cerium oxide samples showed that a mild decrease by 5.3% in the surface concentration of Ce(III) species and, a reduction by 0.2 eV in the so-called energy-gap (E-F-E-v) after lanthanum addition was sufficient to create the previously reported significant dual behavior when exposed to carbon monoxide at 653 K. The observed X-ray diffraction patterns indicated the presence of a pure fluorite-type crystalline structure. A higher presence of paramagnetic defects clusters, indicated by electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy measurements and confirmed by the X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, was attributed as being responsible for its dual behavior in a CO(g) atmosphere. Theoretical studies have shown the band structure and density of state of the pure and doped material, illustrating the orbitals that participate in the valence band and conduction band. The addition of a small quantity of La3+ converted some CO3+ into Ce4+, narrowed the ``effective band-gap{''} by 0.2 eV, and created a singly ionized oxygen vacancy species, thus changing the total electrical resistance and creating its dual behavior. The exposure to a reducing atmosphere such as carbon monoxide resulted in a significant increase in defects and converted some Ce4+ into CO3+ and vice-versa with oxygen atmosphere exposure. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/19143-7 - An experimental theoretical approach of conduction mechanisms and interface defects of heterostructures sensors based on p-n and n-n semiconductors from CeO2 matrices
Grantee:Rafael Aparecido Ciola Amoresi
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 13/07296-2 - CDMF - Center for the Development of Functional Materials
Grantee:Elson Longo da Silva
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC
FAPESP's process: 16/25500-4 - Functionalization of semiconductor nanotubes via interfaces and gas adsorption: a computational approach
Grantee:Naiara Letícia Marana
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 18/20590-0 - NOVEL RENEWABLE RARE-EARTH BASED HYBRID NANOMATERIALS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SENSING AND ENERGY-RELATED APPLICATIONS
Grantee:Leandro Silva Rosa Rocha
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate