Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-24715
Title: Influence of initial pH on the particle size and fluorescence properties of the nano scale Eu(III) doped yttria
Author(s): Sharma, Pramod K.
Jilavi, Mohammad H.
Varadan, V. K.
Schmidt, Helmut K.
Language: English
Year of Publication: 2002
OPUS Source: Journal of physics and chemistry of solids. - 63. 2002, 1, S. 171-177
SWD key words: Fluoreszenz
DDC notations: 620 Engineering and machine engineering
Publikation type: Journal Article
Abstract: Europium doped yttrium oxide (Eu:Y2O3) was synthesized by a chemical wet method in the presence of tween-80 and ∈-caprolactam in pH range 4-10. It has been observed that the variation in surface area, pore size, and pore volume of the final product, was strongly dependent on the initial pH of the solution. The powder with a large surface area (∼­230 m2/g) and low pore diameter (∼­16 nm) was obtained when the powder was processed at pH ∼4. The crystallite sizes of the powders processed at pH ∼4 and 10, were found to be 35 and 198 nm, respectively. The structural, chemical and thermal studies of the powders were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transformed infrared spectrophotometer (FTIR), Carbon analyzer and Thermogravimetry (TGA). High resolution transmission electron microscopic (HRTEM) study of heat treated powders showed a polygonal morphology with particle size of 40 nm when powder was derived at pH ∼­4. Observations of fluorescence suggested that the 5D0->7F2 transition within europium was found to be highly dependent on the initial pH.
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291-scidok-30370
Date of registration: 19-Nov-2010
Faculty: SE - Sonstige Einrichtungen
Department: SE - INM Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien
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