Preparation of Yb3+ doped GdPO4 nanoparticles by solution-based processing

T. Shimizu, T. Isobe

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Yb3+ doped GdPO4 (GdPO4:Yb3+) nanoparticles are prepared in glycol solvent by autoclave treatment at 230 °C for 120 min. According to X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns, the sample prepared in ethylene glycol is monazite-type GdPO4:Yb3+ without crystal water, while the sample prepared in 1,4-butanediol is rhabdophane-type GdPO4:Yb3+ with crystal water. The former shows more intense near infrared photoluminescence due to the f-f transition of Yb3+ in comparison with the latter. These results indicate that quenching of Yb3+ emission is attributed to energy dissipation due to the O-H vibration of crystal water. When the samples are prepared in ethylene glycol by autoclave treatment at 230 °C for different aging time, the crystallization degree estimated from integrated intensities of XRD peaks increases with increasing aging time. At the same time, the Yb3+ emission becomes strong. We found out that the photoluminescence intensity is linearly related with the crystallization degree.

Original languageEnglish
Article number032021
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue numberSYMPOSIUM 2A
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event3rd International Congress on Ceramics, ICC 2011 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 2010 Nov 142010 Nov 18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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