Electronic structure study of Co doped CeO2 nanoparticles using X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy
- Electronic structure study of Co doped CeO2 nanoparticles using X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy
- Shalendra Kumar; 가우탐; T.K. Song; 채근화; K.W. Jang; S.S. Kim
- X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS); Dilute magnetic semiconductor; CeO2
- Issue Date
- Journal of alloys and compounds
- VOL 611, 329-334
- 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.
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