Facile synthesis of hybrid hexagonal CeF3 nano-disks on CeO 2 frustum pyramids

Yong Chen, Tianmo Liu, Chunlin Chen, Rong Sun, Shuhui Lv, Mitsuhiro Saito, Susumu Tsukimoto, Zhongchang Wang

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    A hybrid architecture comprising two types of cerium compound nanoparticles is synthesized via a facile surfactant- and template-free hydrothermal process. The prepared hybrid materials show an unusual morphology with small hexagonal nano-disks dispersed on relatively larger frustum pyramids. Microscopic analyses identify the chemical composition of the nano-disks as CeF3 and the frustum pyramids as CeO2. Apart from absorption on the CeO 2 supports, the CeF3 nano-disks are self-assembled as well to form ordered one-dimensional chain nanostructure. Such unique hybrid architecture may open an avenue for the scientific and technological application in the rapidly emerging catalytic field.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)7-10
    Number of pages4
    JournalMaterials Letters
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


    • CeF
    • CeO
    • Hybrid architecture
    • Hydrothermal process
    • Microstructure

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering


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