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LnPO4: RE3+ (La = La, Gd; RE = Eu, Tb) nanocrystals: solvo-thermal synthesis, microstructure and photoluminescence

Yan, Bing and Gu, Jianfeng and Xiao, Xiuzhen (2010) LnPO4: RE3+ (La = La, Gd; RE = Eu, Tb) nanocrystals: solvo-thermal synthesis, microstructure and photoluminescence. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 12 (6). pp. 2145-2152.

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Abstract

Through altering the solvents, we have obtained the Eu3+/Tb3+ ions-doped LnPO4 (Ln = La, Gd) phosphors with different particle sizes, microstructures and morphologies via a facile solvo-thermal technology. X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscope (TEM), and scanning electron microscope (SEM) have shown that the products using different solvents have various structures and morphologies. With the increase of DMA/water volume ratio, the microstructure has changed from hexagonal phase to monoclinic one, and the morphology from nanorod to nanoparticle, revealing the decreased oriented growth. The presence of DMA is an important factor in guiding the anisotropic growth of hexagonal lanthanide phosphates. Besides, N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone has been used as solvent to induce the Eu3+/Tb3+ ions-doped LnPO4 (Ln = La, Gd) phosphors with different morphologies and structures. Finally, the photoluminescence behaviors of these nanocrystals have been investigated, which are dependent on their microstructures and morphologies.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nanocrystal - Hydro-thermal synthesis - Rare earth phosphate - Microstructure - Photoluminescence - Nanomaterial
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:9455
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:02 Aug 2010 15:59
Last Modified:02 Aug 2010 15:59

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