Structure and oxygen storage capacity of Pr-doped Ce 0.26Zr 0.74O 2 mixed oxides

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Author(s)

  • Xiaodi Wu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1053-1059
Journal / PublicationJournal of Rare Earths
Volume29
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Binary Ce-Zr (CZ), Pr-Zr (PZ) and ternary Ce-Zr-Pr (CZP) mixed oxides were prepared by an ammonia-aided co-precipitation method, and were aged in a steam/air flow at 1050 °C. X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectra, X-photon spectra (XPS) and CO temperature programmed reduction (TPR) were carried out to characterize the micro-structure and reducibility of catalysts. The oxygen storage capacity (OSC) was evaluated with CO serving as probe gas. The results showed that a pseudo cubic structure was formed for the Zr-rich ceria-zirconia mixed oxides with Pr doping. The insertion of Pr prevented the phase segregation of the mixed oxides during the hydrothermal ageing. The Pr doped samples showed better redox performances in comparison with CZ, and the sample doped with 5 wt. Pr showed the most remarkably promoted dynamic oxygen storage capacity. This phenomenon was closely related to both the reducibility and oxygen mobility of the mixed oxides. The introduction of praseodymium into ceria-zirconia could accelerate the oxygen migration by increasing the amount of oxygen vacancies, although it was difficult for Pr 3+ ions themselves to participate in the oxygen exchange process. © 2011 The Chinese Society of Rare Earths.

Research Area(s)

  • ceria-zirconia, oxygen storage capacity, praseodymium, rare earths, Zr-rich

Citation Format(s)

Structure and oxygen storage capacity of Pr-doped Ce 0.26Zr 0.74O 2 mixed oxides. / Ran, Rui; Weng, Duan; Wu, Xiaodong; Fan, Jun; Wang, Lei; Wu, Xiaodi.

In: Journal of Rare Earths, Vol. 29, No. 11, 11.2011, p. 1053-1059.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review