Biswas, M and Bandyopadhyay, Siddhartha (2013) Tight binding approximation in Nd3+ doped nano ceria prepared via gel combustion method. Ceramics International, 39 (8). pp. 9699-9701. ISSN 0272-8842

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Neodymium doped nano ceria powder was synthesized through gel combustion route using urea formaldehyde as fuel. The powder was characterized through XRD, TEM and spectrophotometry. Small nanograins consisting of single crystals of around 5-15 nm size (against 10-20 nm as estimated by Scherrer equation) were observed under TEM. Decrease in crystallite size with corresponding lattice expansion follows quamtum confinement effect. The measured band gap ranges from 2.71 to 3.84 eVs. The effect of doping concentration on band gap of ceria nanocrystals along with simultaneous change in lattice parameter has been explained in the light of tight binding approximation. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd and Techna Group S.r.l. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Divisions: Non-Oxide Ceramics & Composites
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2014 09:19
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2014 09:19

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