Journal of Nanoparticle Research

, Volume 4, Issue 5, pp 433–438

Synthesis of Nanocrystalline Ceria Particles for High Temperature Oxidation Resistant Coating



Cerium oxide has been investigated to be an effective coating material for high temperature applications for various alumina- and chromia-forming alloys. The present study investigates the use of microemulsion method to obtain monodispersed, non-agglomerated nanocrystalline ceria particles in the range of 5 nm using sodium bis(2-ethylhexyl) sulphosuccinate (AOT) as a surfactant. Furthermore, the use of non-agglomerated nanocrystalline ceria particles to develop improved high temperature oxidation resistant coatings on AISI 304-grade stainless steel was investigated. It was found that non-agglomerated nanocrystalline ceria particles were more effective in improving the oxidation resistance than the agglomerated nanocrystalline particles.

nanocrystalline ceria microemulsion reverse micelle AOT high temperature oxidation agglomeration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center (AMPAC), and Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering (MMAE), Surface Engineering and Nanotechnology Facility (SNF)University of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA

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