Synthesis and characterization of CeO2 nano-rods

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

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    We report a synthesis of two types of CeO2 nano-rods via the facile and efficient hydrothermal process free from any surfactant and template. The synthesized nano-rods are chemically identified as CeO2 with the standard fluorite structure but their morphologies are different. The nano-rods prepared with cerium nitrate hexahydrate and sodium phosphate are thicker and shorter with diameter of ∼30 nm and length of ∼100 nm, and those prepared with cerium acetate hydrate and dibasic sodium phosphate are thinner and longer with ∼10 nm in diameter and ∼400 nm in length. Microstructural analyses reveal that the two species of nano-rods have low-energy {111} surfaces and grow along the 〈112〉 direction. As a consequence of their morphologies, the two types of synthesized nano-rods exhibit excellent UV-absorption ability in comparison to the irregular CeO 2 nanoparticles.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)6607-6610
    Number of pages4
    JournalCeramics International
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug


    • B. Microstructure
    • D. CeO
    • Hydrothermal process
    • Nano-rods
    • UV absorption

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Ceramics and Composites
    • Process Chemistry and Technology
    • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
    • Materials Chemistry


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