Ytterbium doped lanthanum aluminate (LaAlO3) nanophosphors have been prepared by a combustion process with glycine as a fuel. The structures of the powders were determined by X-ray diffraction (XRD), the morphology of the annealed materials was observed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), the average crystalline grain sizes have been determined by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and photoluminescence properties using fluorescence spectroscopy. Pure LaAlO3 phase was obtained at 800 degrees C heated for 4 h, with an average crystal size, as determined by TEM, of 60 nm. Emission spectra and decay times of main luminescence transitions were measured at room temperature. A strong emission is reported at 986 nm from the (F-2(5/2) -> F-2(7/2)) transition, whose intensity depends on Yb concentration. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Titolo:||Combustion synthesis and photoluminescence properties of LaAlO3 nanophosphors doped with Yb3+ ions|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 Articolo in Rivista|