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Charge transfer in Pr-Doped cerium oxide: Experimental and theoretical investigations

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de Oliveira, Regiane Cristina [1, 2, 3] ; Cabral, Luis [4] ; Cabral, Ana Cristina [5] ; Almeida, Priscila Barros [6] ; Tibaldi, Nicolas [7, 8] ; Sambrano, Julio Ricardo [2] ; Simoes, Alexandre Zirpoli [1, 9] ; Macchi, Carlos Eugenio [10] ; Moura, Francisco [5] ; Marques, Gilmar Eugenio [4] ; Ponce, Miguel Adolfo [7, 8] ; Longo, Elson [6]
Total Authors: 12
Affiliation:
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Fac Engn Guaratingueta, Guaratingueta, SP - Brazil
[2] Sao Paulo State Univ, UNESP, Modeling & Mol Simulat Grp, Bauru, SP - Brazil
[3] Sao Paulo State Univ, UNESP, Modeling & Mol Simulat Grp, Baum, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Phys, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[5] Univ Fed Itajuba, Lab Interdisciplinar Mat Avancados, Unifei Campus, Itabira, MG - Brazil
[6] Fed Univ Sao Carlos UFSCar, LIEC, CDMF, Chem Dept, POB 676, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[7] Univ Mar del Plata, Inst Mat Sci & Technol INTEMA, Juan B Justo 4302, B7608FDQ, RA-4302 Mar Del Plata - Argentina
[8] Natl Res Council CONICET, Juan B Justo 4302, B7608FDQ, RA-4302 Mar Del Plata - Argentina
[9] de Oliveira, Regiane Cristina, Sao Paulo State Univ, UNESP, Modeling \& Mol Simulat Grp, Baum, SP, Brazil.de Oliveira, Regiane Cristina, Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Fac Engn Guaratingueta, Guaratingueta, SP - Brazil
[10] UE CIFICEN CONICET Consejo Nacl Invest Cient & Te, Inst Fis Mat Tandil, Pinto 399, B7000GHG, Tandil - Argentina
Total Affiliations: 10
Document type: Journal article
Source: Materials Chemistry and Physics; v. 249, JUL 15 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

In this study was synthesized cerium oxide (CeO2) doped with praseodymium (Pr) using a microwave-assisted hydrothermal method. The positions of the vacancies with respect to Ce3+/Ce4+ and the vacancy-like defects surrounded by the electronic density of Pr atoms were determined through photoluminescence (PL) measurements, positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy, and density functional theory (DFT). Distinct PL responses were observed for Pr-doped CeO2 indicating that oxygen vacancies contribute to the formation of deep energy levels in the forbidden region, thus facilitating charge transfer. The interplay between the experimental measurements and computational simulations at the microscopic level based on DFT revealed the charge rearrangement in oxygen-deficient CeO2:Pr systems. These results indicate that oxygen vacancies and electrons at the 4f states contribute to electrical conduction, thereby demonstrating that Pr-doped CeO2 acts as an n-type semiconductor. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 19/08928-9 - Modeling and simulations of porous inorganic nanotubes functionalization
Grantee:Julio Ricardo Sambrano
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 18/20729-9 - Formation of Ag Nanoparticles by Laser Irradiation: An ab inicio Investigation
Grantee:Luís Antônio Cabral
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 08/57872-1 - National Institute for Materials Science in Nanotechnology
Grantee:Elson Longo da Silva
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
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