Low-temperature wet chemical syntheses of nanocrystal phosphors with surface modification and their characterization

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Abstract

We report photoluminescence (PL) and chemical properties of nanocrystal phosphors synthesized by low-temperature wet chemical processing. YAG:Ce 3+ nanociystals were synthesized from aluminium isopropoxide, yttrium(III) acetate tetrahydrate and cerium(III) acetate monohydrate in the mixed solvent of 1,4-butylene glycol and polyethylene glycol (PEG) in an autoclave at 300°C to discuss roles of PEG surface modification on PL enhancement. We also discuss roles of a lauryl phosphate surface modifier on PL enhancement in two systems of LaPO 4:Ce 3+,Tb 3+ nanocrystals synthesized at 140°C in the autoclave and ZnS:Mn 2+ nanocrystals synthesized by a reverse micelle method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2686-2693
Number of pages8
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science
Volume203
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Sep 1

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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