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Nanostructured cerium oxide is used as an oxygen storage component in 3-way catalytic converters but its effectiveness in this role declines in service due to the reduction of specific surface area by crystal growth at normal catalyst operating temperatures. Ceria- zirconia mixed oxide powders were prepared which demonstrated improved resistance to crystal growth at high temperatures. Compositions with Ce/Zr ratios of 0.75/0.25 and 0.5/0.5 were produced for comparison with pure ceria. The powders were produced from aqueous solution by a two-stage precipitation process using hydrogen peroxide and ammonium hydroxide.

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Authors: DJURICIC B, Austrian Research Centers, Seibersdorf (AT);PICKERING S, Institute for Advanced Materials, Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at: the 7th European Ceramic Society Conference. Organised by: Belgian Ceramics Society. Held in: Brugge, 9-13 September, 2001
Record Number: 200013402 / Last updated on: 2001-06-27
Original language: en
Available languages: en