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Preparation of In-doped Y2O3 ceramics through a sol-gel process: Effects on the structural and electronic properties

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Richard, Diego [1, 2] ; Renteria, Mario [1, 2] ; Carbonari, Artur W. [3] ; Romero, Mariano [4] ; Faccio, Ricardo [4]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Nacl La Plata, Fac Ciencias Exactas, CONICET, Dept Fis, IFLP, CC 67, RA-1900 La Plata - Argentina
[2] Univ Nacl La Plata, Fac Ciencias Exactas, CONICET, Inst Fis La Plata, IFLP, CC 67, RA-1900 La Plata - Argentina
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Pesquisas Energet & Nucl, BR-05508000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Republ UdelaR, Fac Quim, Ctr NanoMat DETEMA, CC 1157, Montevideo - Uruguay
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL; v. 46, n. 10, B, p. 16088-16095, JUL 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

The Pechini-type sol-gel (PSG) process has been used for the preparation of doped oxides due to its capability to overcome most of the difficulties that frequently occur by using other producing methods. In this work we analyze the case of samples of pure and In-doped yttria (Y2O3) prepared by the PSG process. We experimentally characterize the synthesized samples by x-ray diffraction, micro-Raman spectroscopy, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), and time-differential perturbed gamma-gamma angular correlation (PAC) spectroscopy, and we compare these results with those obtained starting from commercial oxide powders. We found that the PSG process can be used to successfully produce doped yttria in the cubic phase, with the impurities substitutionally located at the cationic sites of the structure. By the proposed PSG route, the inclusion of impurities does not affect the particle size nor the resistivity. However, when we compare the PSG samples with other samples produced from commercial powder, we found that the first have lower resistivities at grain interiors. On the other hand, PAC spectroscopy in In-111(-> Cd-111)-doped yttria allows the study of the dynamic hyperfine interactions observed by the radioactive Cd-111 impurity-probe, which can be used to ``sense{''} the host electron availability near the impurities after the electron-capture decay of In-111. Differences between PAC spectra for PSG samples and the commercial powder suggest that the PSG process introduces additional donor defects into the yttria electronic structure, which is consistent with the lower resistivity observed in the PSG samples by EIS spectroscopy. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/14001-1 - Project and construction of a digital spectrometer:A more eficient equipment to investigate materials using PAC technique
Grantee:Rajendra Narain Saxena
Support type: Regular Research Grants