Papers by Author: Felipe da Silva Possa

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Authors: Márcia Caldeira Brant, Felipe da Silva Possa, Fernando Soares Lameiras
Abstract: Powders of Ce0.8Gd0.2O1.9 were synthesized by co-precipitation and amorphous citrate routes and their compositions and structures were compared. Co-precipitation process was carried out at room temperature, while amorphous citrate synthesis was performed at 60-70 °C. The powders obtained were calcined at 700 °C for 1 h. X-ray diffraction analyses showed that a single fluorite structure was formed by both synthesis techniques. Pellets from these powders were prepared by compaction at 30 kN/cm2 and sintered at 1593 °C in air. WDS analysis confirmed the homogeneity of the pellets. The sintered pellets obtained by amorphous citrate and by coprecipitation routes showed relative densities over 97 % of the theoretical density. These results indicated that the citrate amorphous route is an interesting and simple technique to prepare gadolinium-doped ceria powders with high sinterability.
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