Doctoral Dissertations


Processing and characterization of nanocrystalline ceria


"Ceria and doped ceria have been extensively investigated and applied in various industrial fields, including automotive, energy, polishing media, paint additives and cosmetics. The use of high surface area, nanocrystalline CeO₂ powder could benefit all of these applications. This is particularly true for processing dense components, since the high melting point (2400⁰) of pure CeO₂ makes it difficult to sinter. In this dissertation, a semi-batch reactor method was developed for directly synthesizing undoped an doped, nanometer-scale CeO₂ particles at room temperature"--Abstract, page iv.


Materials Science and Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Ceramic Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2001

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Processing of nanometer-scale CeO₂ particles
  • Observation of size induced lattice relaxation in CeO₂ nanoparticles
  • Microstructure and grain boundary effect on electrical properties of Gd doped ceria


xv, 121 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.


© 2001 Xiao-Dong Zhou, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Citation

File Type




Subject Headings

Nanostructured materials -- Synthesis
Nanocrystals -- Synthesis
Cerium oxides

Thesis Number

T 7896

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