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Preparation and characterization of size-controlled CeO2 nanoparticles coated with SiO2

Mao, Jian and Bai, Yu and Gu, Lin and Aken, Peter A. and Tu, Ming Jing (2010) Preparation and characterization of size-controlled CeO2 nanoparticles coated with SiO2. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 12 (6). pp. 2045-2049.

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CeO2@SiO2 (core@shell) nanoparticles were prepared by means of chemical precipitation technique. Results from X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and Zeta-potential analyses provide strong microscopic and spectroscopic evidences to prove that CeO2 particles have been encapsulated inside amorphous SiO2 shell. As revealed from TEM investigations, the average grain size of CeO2@SiO2 is significantly smaller than that of uncoated CeO2 nanoparticles prepared under the same conditions, indicating it is an effective method to restrict the grain enlargement of nanocrystalline CeO2 by coating a thin layer of SiO2 at elevated temperatures. The CeO2@SiO2 nanoparticles display a similar surface electric character behavior to that of SiO2, and its dispersibility in water is improved.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nanoparticles - CeO2@SiO2 - Precipitation - Size - Zeta potential - Core-shell nanocomposites
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
ID Code:9465
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:02 Aug 2010 17:43
Last Modified:02 Aug 2010 17:43

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