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Research & Development in Material Science

Phase Relation Studies in the CeO2-Sm2O3 System at 1500 to 600 °C in Air

Submission: January 20, 2020;Published: February 03, 2020

DOI: 10.31031/RDMS.2020.12.000795

ISSN : 2576-8840
Volume12 Issue4


Materials based on CeO2-Sm2O3 system are promising candidates for a wide range of applications, but the phase relationship has not been studied systematically previously. To address this challenge, the subsection of the phase diagram for 600, 1100 and 1500 °C has been elucidated. Samples of different compositions have been prepared from nitrate acid solutions using conventional ceramic techniques; evaporation, drying, and calcinations. The phase relations in the binary CeO2-Sm2O3 system at 600- 1500 °C in air were studied from the heat treated samples using X-ray diffraction analysis and in the overall concentration range. It was established that in the binary CeO2-Sm2O3 system there exist fields of solid solutions based on monoclinic (B) modification of Sm2O3, cubic (C) modification of Sm2O3 and cubic modification of CeO2 with fluorite-type structure (F). The systematic study that covered whole composition range excluded formation of new phases. The refined lattice parameters of the unit cells and the boundaries of the homogeneity fields for solid solutions were determined.

Keywords: Phase equilibria; Ceria; Samaria; Solid solutions; Lattice parameters

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