Physics and Chemistry of Minerals

, Volume 37, Issue 8, pp 555–559

Thermal expansion behavior of Ce2Zr2O7 up to 898 K in conjunction with structural analyses by neutron diffraction

  • Philippe E. Raison
  • Claudiu C. Pavel
  • Regis Jardin
  • Emmanuelle Suard
  • Richard G. Haire
  • Karin Popa
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s00269-010-0356-5

Cite this article as:
Raison, P.E., Pavel, C.C., Jardin, R. et al. Phys Chem Minerals (2010) 37: 555. doi:10.1007/s00269-010-0356-5

Abstract

The thermal expansion of cubic pyrochlore Ce2Zr2O7 has been measured from room temperature to 898 K on polycrystalline material in conjunction with structural analyses using neutron diffraction. This compound has a thermal expansion coefficient in line with the other comparable lanthanoide pyrochlore oxides. The coefficient can be expressed as α(T) = 8.418 × 10−6 + 0.9861 × 10−9 × T. The structural refinements performed for each measured temperature showed a comparable linear evolution of the Ce–O/Zr–O distances (within 0.57%).

Keywords

Neutron diffractionCe2Zr2O7Thermal expansionPyrochlore structure

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philippe E. Raison
    • 1
  • Claudiu C. Pavel
    • 1
    • 2
  • Regis Jardin
    • 1
  • Emmanuelle Suard
    • 3
  • Richard G. Haire
    • 4
  • Karin Popa
    • 2
  1. 1.European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Transuranium ElementsKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryAl.I. Cuza UniversityIasiRomania
  3. 3.Institute Laue LangevinGrenoble Cedex 9France
  4. 4.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA