A structural phase transition between the cubic (space group, Fm3m) and tetragonal (space group, P42/nmc) phases in a zirconia–ceria solid solution (Zr1−xCexO2) has been observed by Raman spectroscopy. The cubic–tetragonal (c–t″) phase boundary in compositionally homogeneous samples exists at a composition X0 (0.8 < X0 < 0.9) at room temperature, where t″ is defined as a tetragonal phase whose axial ratio c/a equals unity. The axial ratio c/a decreases with an increase of ceria concentration and becomes 1 at a composition X′0 (0.65 < X′0 < 0.7) at room temperature. The sample with a composition between X0 and X′0 is t″ ZrO2. By Raman scattering measurements at high temperatures, the tetragonal (t″) → cubic and cubic → tetragonal phase transitions occur above 400°C in Zr0.2 Ce0.8O2 solid solution.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of the American Ceramic Society|
|Publication status||Published - 1994 Jan 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ceramics and Composites
- Materials Chemistry