Structural modification of nanocrystalline ceria by ion beams

Yanwen Zhang, Philip D. Edmondson, Tamas Varga, Sandra Moll, Fereydoon Namavar, Chune Lan, William J. Weber

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Abstract

Exceptional size-dependent electronic-ionic conductivity of nanostructured ceria can significantly alter materials properties in chemical, physical, electronic and optical applications. Using energetic ions, we have demonstrated effective modification of interface volume and grain size in nanocrystalline ceria from a few nm up to ∼25 nm, which is the critical region for controlling size-dependent material property. The grain size increases and follows an exponential law as a function of ion fluence that increases with temperature, while the cubic phase is stable under the irradiation. The unique self-healing response of radiation damage at grain boundaries is utilized to control the grain size at the nanoscale. Structural modification by energetic ions is proposed to achieve desirable electronic-ionic conductivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11946-11950
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Volume13
Issue number25
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 7 2011

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Cerium compounds
Ion beams
grain size
ion beams
Ionic conductivity
Ions
ion currents
Materials properties
electronics
ions
Radiation damage
healing
radiation damage
fluence
Grain boundaries
grain boundaries
Irradiation
irradiation
Temperature
temperature

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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Zhang, Y., Edmondson, P. D., Varga, T., Moll, S., Namavar, F., Lan, C., & Weber, W. J. (2011). Structural modification of nanocrystalline ceria by ion beams. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 13(25), 11946-11950. https://doi.org/10.1039/c1cp21335k

Structural modification of nanocrystalline ceria by ion beams. / Zhang, Yanwen; Edmondson, Philip D.; Varga, Tamas; Moll, Sandra; Namavar, Fereydoon; Lan, Chune; Weber, William J.

In: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Vol. 13, No. 25, 07.07.2011, p. 11946-11950.

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Zhang, Y, Edmondson, PD, Varga, T, Moll, S, Namavar, F, Lan, C & Weber, WJ 2011, 'Structural modification of nanocrystalline ceria by ion beams', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 13, no. 25, pp. 11946-11950. https://doi.org/10.1039/c1cp21335k
Zhang Y, Edmondson PD, Varga T, Moll S, Namavar F, Lan C et al. Structural modification of nanocrystalline ceria by ion beams. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 2011 Jul 7;13(25):11946-11950. https://doi.org/10.1039/c1cp21335k
Zhang, Yanwen ; Edmondson, Philip D. ; Varga, Tamas ; Moll, Sandra ; Namavar, Fereydoon ; Lan, Chune ; Weber, William J. / Structural modification of nanocrystalline ceria by ion beams. In: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 2011 ; Vol. 13, No. 25. pp. 11946-11950.
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