The elastic modulus of pure and doped ceria

Ellen Wachtel, Igor Lubomirsky

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Measurements of the elastic modulus of pure and doped ceria are summarized from the literature and analyzed with a view towards understanding the experimentally established dependence on temperature, doping level and oxygen vacancy concentration. At least two chemical properties affect the elastic modulus of pure and doped ceria: (i) the presence of vacancies decreases the strength of the chemical bonds; and (ii) low-temperature adaptation of the fluorite structure to the presence of oxygen vacancies is accompanied by an increase in unit cell volume.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-117
Number of pages6
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 2011


  • Chemistry of point defects
  • Elastic properties
  • Gd-doped ceria
  • Solid oxide fuel cells

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • General Materials Science


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