Structural, morphological and luminescence properties of nanocrystalline up-converting Y1.89Yb0.1Er0.01O3 phosphor particles synthesized through aerosol route

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dc.contributor.author Lojpur, Vesna
dc.contributor.author Rabanal Jiménez, Mª Eugenia
dc.contributor.author Dramicanin, M. D.
dc.contributor.author Tan, Z.
dc.contributor.author Hashishin, T.
dc.contributor.author Ohara, S.
dc.contributor.author Milosevic, Olivera
dc.contributor.author Mancic, Lidija
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-30T08:28:55Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-30T08:28:55Z
dc.date.issued 2013-12
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Journal of Alloys and Compounds (2013). 580, 584-591.
dc.identifier.issn 0925-8388
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/20578
dc.description.abstract Nanocrystalline up-converting Y₂ O₃Yb³⁺ Er³⁺ phosphor particles were processed in a dispersed system-aerosol, generated ultrasonically at 1.3 MHz from common nitrate precursor solution having fixed ytterbium-to-erbium concentration ratio. The appropriate process parameters: residence time 21 s, carrier gas (air) flow rate 1.6 dm3/min, synthesis temperature 900 °C, led to the formation of un-agglomerated spherical nanostructured secondary particles, having mean particle size of approx 450 nm, composed of primary nanoscaled (20 nm) subunits. In order to reach targeting phase crystallinity, the as-prepared particles were additionally annealed at 1100 °C in air for 12, 24 and 48 h, respectively. Particle structure, morphology and purity were analyzed by X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD), scanning electron microscopy (FESEM/SEM), analytical and high resolution transmission electron microscopy (TEM/HRTEM) in combination with energy dispersive X-ray analysis and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). All samples crystallized in a cubic bixbyte-structure, space group Ia-3. The crystallite size changed with annealing time from 30 nm in as-prepared sample to 135 nm in sample annealed for 48 h, respectively. Emission spectra were assigned to the following trivalent erbium f–f electronic transitions: ²H₉/₂ → ⁴I₁₅/₂ (blue: 407–420 nm), (²H₁₁/₂̦ ⁴S₃/₂) → ⁴I₁₅/₂ (green: 510–590 nm), and ⁴F₉/₂ → ⁴I₁₅/₂ (red: 640–720 nm). The significant improvement of the emission decay times were observed after thermal treatment and this effect is correlated further with the structural and morphological particles characteristics. For the anneal-ing time of 12 h a quite high emission decay times were achieved (blue: 0.14 ms, green: 0.32 ms and red: 0.39 ms).
dc.description.sponsorship This research is financially supported through the Project #172035 of the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Serbia. OM especially acknowledge the University Carlos III, Madrid, Spain-Santander Bank Chairs of Excellence program and JSPS 2011/2012 fellowship, Japan.
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.rights © 2013 Elsevier B.V.
dc.subject.other Aerosol processing
dc.subject.other Nanoparticles
dc.subject.other Up-conversion
dc.subject.other Decay time
dc.subject.other Y₂O₃
dc.title Structural, morphological and luminescence properties of nanocrystalline up-converting Y1.89Yb0.1Er0.01O3 phosphor particles synthesized through aerosol route
dc.type article
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2013.07.125
dc.subject.eciencia Materiales
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jallcom.2013.07.125
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 584
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 591
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Journal of alloys and compounds
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 580
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000013935
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