Influence of Aging and Environment on Nanoparticle Chemistry: Implication to Confinement Effects in Nanoceria
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Phys. Chem. C
ULTRAVIOLET-ABSORPTION SPECTRA; OXIDE FUEL-CELLS; CEO2 NANOPARTICLES; HYDROGEN PEROXIDE; CERIA; CERIUM(IV); PARTICLES; OXIDATION; SYSTEM; ENERGY; Chemistry, Physical; Nanoscience & Nanotechnology; Materials Science, ; Multidisciplinary
The oxidation state switching of cerium in cerium oxide nanoparticles is studied in detail. The influence of synthesis medium, aging time, and local environment on the oxidation state switching, between +3 and +4, is analyzed by tracking the absorption edge using UV-visible spectroscopy. It is observed that by tuning the local environment, the chemistry of the nanoparticles could be altered. These time-dependent, environmentally induced changes likely contribute to inconsistencies in the literature regarding quantum-confinement effects for ceria nanoparticles. The results in this Article indicate that there is a need to carry out comprehensive analysis of nanoparticles while considering the influence of synthesis and processing conditions, aging time and local environment.
Journal of Physical Chemistry C
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