Facile synthesis and effect of Eu, Tb co-doping on the tunable luminescent properties of YBO3

Xianwen Zhang, Archis Marathe, Sandeep Sohal, Mark Holtz, Marauo Davis, Louisa J. Hope-Weeks, Jharna Chaudhuri

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Abstract

Eu3+/Tb3+co-doped YBO3 three-dimensional (3D) microstructures have been hydrothermally prepared by adjusting solvent and the molar ratio of Y3+ to B (Y/B) at 180 °C. The whole process was carried out under alkaline conditions without the use of any surfactant or catalyst. Characterizations of the samples are carried out using X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and high-resolution TEM (HRTEM). The photoluminescence (PL) colors of YBO3 sample co-doped with Eu3+ and Tb3+ under ultraviolet excitation can be tuned from red, through yellow and green-yellow, to green by changing the relative doping concentrations of the two activator ions. These phosphors with multicolor emissions in the visible region be potentially used as labels for light-display systems, optoelectronic devices and biological molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Article number322
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Volume1497
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event2012 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 25 2012Nov 30 2012

Keywords

  • dopant
  • hydrothermal
  • luminescence

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