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Materials 2015, 8(9), 5818-5833; doi:10.3390/ma8095278

Structure, Morphology and Reducibility of Epitaxial Cerium Oxide Ultrathin Films and Nanostructures

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Istituto Nanoscienze, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via G. Campi 213/a, Modena 41125, Italy
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Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche Informatiche e Matematiche, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Via G. Campi 213/a, Modena 41125, Italy
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Academic Editor: Jan Ingo Flege
Received: 30 July 2015 / Revised: 18 August 2015 / Accepted: 21 August 2015 / Published: 31 August 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Epitaxial Materials 2015)
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Abstract

Cerium oxide is a very interesting material that finds applications in many different fields, such as catalysis, energy conversion, and biomedicine. An interesting approach to unravel the complexity of real systems and obtain an improved understanding of cerium oxide-based materials is represented by the study of model systems in the form of epitaxial ultrathin films or nanostructures supported on single crystalline substrates. These materials often show interesting novel properties, induced by spatial confinement and by the interaction with the supporting substrate, and their understanding requires the use of advanced experimental techniques combined with computational modeling. Recent experimental and theoretical studies performed within this field are examined and discussed here, with emphasis on the new perspectives introduced in view of the optimization of cerium oxide-based materials for application in different fields. View Full-Text
Keywords: reducible oxides; reactive molecular beam epitaxy; scanning tunneling microscopy; X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy; low-energy electron diffraction; interface structure; surface morphology; strain; oxidation state reducible oxides; reactive molecular beam epitaxy; scanning tunneling microscopy; X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy; low-energy electron diffraction; interface structure; surface morphology; strain; oxidation state
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Luches, P.; Valeri, S. Structure, Morphology and Reducibility of Epitaxial Cerium Oxide Ultrathin Films and Nanostructures. Materials 2015, 8, 5818-5833.

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