Effect of Nd-doping on soot oxidation activity of Ceria-based nanoparticles synthesized by Glycine Nitrate Process

Sunaina S. Patil, Hari Prasad Dasari, Harshini Dasari

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Neodymium-doped Ceria (NDC, Nd = 0, 1, 3, 5, 10, 20 and 30 mol %) catalysts were successfully synthesized by Glycine-Nitrate-Process (GNP) and tested for soot oxidation activity. For all NDC catalysts, XRD and Raman spectroscopy analyses showed a fluorite structure of ceria having an F2gRaman active symmetric breathing mode (O-Ce-O). 1NDC catalyst displayed better T50 temperature (427C) followed by 0NDC (435C), and 30NDC showed the highest T50 temperature (460C). From XPS analysis, 1NDC and 0NDC catalysts showed a high amount of Ce3+ concentration and the surface-active oxygen species than compared to other NDC catalysts and thus, resulted in better soot oxidation activity indicating that the surface Ce3+ concentration and surface-active oxygen species play a key descriptor role in tuning the soot oxidation activity of NDC catalysts.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100388
JournalNano-Structures and Nano-Objects
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2019
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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