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Combustion and Ball Milled Synthesis of Rare Earth Nano-Sized Ceria Powder

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This paper reports a study on nanocrystalline ceria powder prepared by high energy ball-milling and combustion synthesis methods. The combustion synthesis was carried out using ceric ammonium nitrate as oxidizer and citric acid, glycine or citric acid plus glycine as fuel. The minimum crystallite size of ceria powder is obtained by combustion synthesis of ceric ammonium nitrate and citric acid. The ceria powder produced by combustion synthesis of ceric ammonium nitrate and citric acid and glycine has less agglomeration of particles than other techniques.

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R. Sen, S. Das and K. Das, "Combustion and Ball Milled Synthesis of Rare Earth Nano-Sized Ceria Powder," Materials Sciences and Applications, Vol. 2 No. 5, 2011, pp. 416-420. doi: 10.4236/msa.2011.25054.

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