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Title
Three-dimensional valency mapping in ceria nanocrystals
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Abstract
Using electron tomography combined with electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS), we are able to map the valency of the Ce ions in CeO2-x nanocrystals in three dimensions. Our results show a clear facet-dependent reduction shell at the surface of ceria nanoparticles; {111} surface facets show a low surface reduction, whereas at {001} surface facets, the cerium ions are more likely to be reduced over a larger surface shell. Our generic tomographic technique allows a full 3D data cube to be reconstructed, containing an EELS spectrum in each voxel. This possibility enables a three-dimensional investigation of a plethora of material-specific physical properties such as valency, chemical composition, oxygen coordination, or bond lengths, triggering the synthesis of nanomaterials with improved properties.
Language
English
Source (journal)
ACS nano
Publication
2014
ISSN
1936-0851
Volume/pages
8:10(2014), p. 10878-10884
ISI
000343952600126
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 26.06.2017
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