Electronic structure study of Co doped CeO2 nanoparticles using X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy

Title
Electronic structure study of Co doped CeO2 nanoparticles using X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy
Authors
Shalendra Kumar가우탐T.K. Song채근화K.W. JangS.S. Kim
Keywords
X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS); Dilute magnetic semiconductor; CeO2
Issue Date
2014-10
Publisher
Journal of alloys and compounds
Citation
VOL 611, 329-334
Abstract
We investigated the electronic structure of well characterized Co doped CeO2 nanoparticles using X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) spectroscopy. Near edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) spectra at Ce M5,4, Ce L3 and O K-edge conclude that the Ce-ions are in +4 valence state in pure as well as in Co doped CeO2 nanoparticles. The local structure around Ce-atom in Co doped CeO2 nanoparticles was also determined using extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) spectroscopy at Ce L3 edge. The EXAFS analysis suggest that the inter-atomic distance of Ce–O, Ce–Ce/Co decreases with Co doping, which indicate a contraction of the lattice. The decease in Ce–O distance also reflect that there is a formation of oxygen vacancies in CeO2 matrix. The Debye–Waller factor also shows the consistent behaviour for all the coordination shells. The atomic multiplet calculations for Co L3,2-edge was performed to determine the valence state, symmetry and field splitting, which reflect that Co-ions are in 2+ state and substituted at Ce-site with crystal field splitting of 10Dq = -0.57 eV. The XAFS measurements reveal that the Co-ions occupy the Ce position in the CeO2 host matrix and create a oxygen vacancy.
URI
http://pubs.kist.re.kr/handle/201004/48158
ISSN
09258388
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