What is it about?

This article is about understanding the hydrophobicity of CeO2. As a rare earth oxide, the intrinsic hydrophobicity exhibited by CeO2 is of importance towards its functionality as a catalyst.

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Why is it important?

The surface-water interactions of the different surfaces of ceria crystals need to be understood to better design materials in the future.


The future of rare earth oxide surfaces as intrinsically hydrophobic systems remains ripe for further exploration. It is expected that myriads of researchers over coming decades will delve into this fertile field to extract abundant nuggets of knowledge which will be used to pave the way into the future

Dr, Dorian Hanaor
Technische Universitat Berlin

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This page is a summary of: Theoretical insights into the hydrophobicity of low index CeO2 surfaces, Applied Surface Science, June 2019, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2019.01.208.
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