Synthesis of Pt-Loaded Y2WO6:Eu3+Microspheres and Their Hydrogen-Sensitive Turn-Off Luminescence

Hong Ye, Risako Hara, Manabu Hagiwara, Shinobu Fujihara

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Pt nanoparticles were loaded on Y2WO6:Eu3+ phosphor microspheres to enhance hydrogen sensitivity at low temperatures through turn-off luminescence. Mesoporous Y2WO6:Eu3+ microspheres were synthesized first by a hydrothermal method. Pt loading on the surface of the Y2WO6:Eu3+ microspheres was then carried out by a method of the self-regulated reduction of surfactants using aqueous K2PtCl4 solutions. Structural and morphological properties of unloaded and Pt-loaded Y2WO6:Eu3+ microspheres were investigated by various techniques such as X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The relative photoluminescence intensity of the Pt-loaded Y2WO6:Eu3+ microspheres, due to 5D0 → 7FJ (J = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4) electronic transitions of doped Eu3+ ions, was found to decrease as low as 22% after the microspheres were kept in the hydrogen gas atmosphere at a low temperature of 150 °C for 15 min. Meanwhile, mechanisms underlying this turn-off luminescence of the Pt/Y2WO6:Eu3+ microspheres in response to hydrogen gas are illustrated in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6697-6704
Number of pages8
JournalACS Omega
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Mar 31

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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