Synthesis, characterization and tuning of visible region absorption ability of cadmium doped ceria quantum dots



The undoped and different concentrations of Cd (0.1–0.5 wt%) doped Ceria nanoparticles were synthesized by chemical precipitation method. The synthesized particles were characterized by XRD, SEM, TEM, UV–visible, PL, FTIR and TG–DTA. Crystal structure, phase identification and size of the particles are analysed by X-ray diffraction pattern. The surface morphology and size of the nanoparticles are analysed through SEM, FESEM and TEM analysis. The optical properties of the nanoparticles are observed by UV–visible and PL spectroscopy. The vibrational band assignments of nanoparticles are observed through FTIR technique. The thermal stability of the nanoparticles is investigated by TG–DTA.


Ceria CeO2 Charge Transfer Band Oxygen Storage Capacity CeO2 Nanoparticles 
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsAnnamalai UniversityChidambaramIndia

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