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Enhanced Luminescent Properties of Solution Combustion Synthesized Nanocrystalline Y3Al5O12:Eu3+ Phosphors

Author(s): Sumei Wang, Xurong Zhao, Shengming Zhou, Limin Zhou, Guodong Xia.

Abstract:

Nanocrystalline Y3Al5O12:Eu3+ phosphors with particle size about 20-40 nm have been synthesized by a facile solution combustion method. XRD and TEM studies show that Y3Al5O12 nanocrystals can directly form at a low temperature of 825 °C and highly crystalline at 850 °C. With the increase of annealing temperature, the charge transfer band shows a blue shift due to the dielectric confinement effect. The color purity of Y3Al5O12:Eu3+ phosphors can be improved by decreasing the grain size of nanocrystals. Furthermore, the high concentration doping of Eu3+ can be realized in Y3Al5O12 nanocrystals, which will enhance the luminescent intensity. This work demonstrated that solution combustion is a feasible method to synthesize europium rare earth doped Y3Al5O12 nanocrystals with enhanced optical properties.

Keywords: Nanocrystalline, combustion synthesis, Y3Al5O12: Eu3+ phosphors, luminescence.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 9
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2013
Page: [183 - 186]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/1573413711309020003
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