|Title||Delocalization of 4f Electrons in Gadolinium Oxide on the Nanometer Scale|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||Ou, M., V. Mauchamp, B. Mutelet, T. Epicier, J. C. Le Bosse, S. Roux, O. Tillement, and P. Perriat|
|Journal||The Journal of Physical Chemistry C|
|Pagination||4038 - 4041|
Some metals such as silver are known to become strong reducers on the nanometer scale. Electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) shows that modifications of the electronic structure of metal ions also arise in nanoparticles of gadolinium oxide. Indeed, the oxygen K and gadolinium N4,5 edges present modifications for particles size below 1.5 nm which are the signature of an hybridization of the initially atomiclike Gd 4f states with the valence band and especially the O p states. These modifications evidence that, like in metals, electron delocalization from metal sites also occurs in oxides on the nanometer scale.
|Short Title||J. Phys. Chem. C|