Study on the Electrochemical Behaviors of CeO2 in Eutectic CaCl2 – NaCl Melt
The electro–reduction of CeO2 in eutectic CaCl2–NaCl melt was studied by cyclic voltammetry and constant voltage electrolysis techniques. One cathodic current peak in the cyclic voltammogram was observed and supports a one–step electro–reduction mechanism of CeO2. During different times of electrolysis at 800°Cof temperature and 3.0V of constant voltage, the products CeOCl and CeO2 were observed by XRD and confirms the following electro–reduction sequence: CeO2CeOCl.
Xiaoming Sang, Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Yungang Li and Jinglong Bu
P. H. Kim et al., "Study on the Electrochemical Behaviors of CeO2 in Eutectic CaCl2 – NaCl Melt", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 284-286, pp. 2114-2118, 2011