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One-step synthesis of luminescent YVO4: Eu3+/gamma-Al2O3 nanocomposites by spray pyrolysis

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Author(s):
Riul, Andre ; Justino, Larissa G. ; Caiut, Jose Maurcio A.
Total Authors: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Nanotechnology; v. 28, n. 23 JUN 9 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 2
Abstract

Spray pyrolysis (SP) easily affords nano or sub-micro phosphor particles even on an industrial scale. However, control of the coordination environment around the emitting ion is inefficient, and the final solid matrix will dictate the symmetry of the emitter. Moreover, the fast heat treatment typical of SP usually results in heterogeneous symmetry sites. This paper aimed to obtain inorganic matrices incorporated with phosphors by SP while keeping the symmetry of the emitting ion unchanged along the pyrolysis process. Nanoparticles consisting of Eu3+-doped YVO4 phosphors with average diameter of 15 nm were prepared by the co-precipitation method and were subsequently incorporated into the alumina matrix by SP, to yield YVO4: Eu3+/gamma-Al2O3 composite particles with mean size of 600 nm. X-ray powder diffraction confirmed that the vanadate particles were incorporated into the alumina matrix, and that the gamma-Al2O3 phase emerged. The band due to the VO43+ -> Eu3+ transition intensified as a consequence of the incorporation of YVO4: Eu3+ into alumina-the suppression effects caused by the surface properties of the YVO4: Eu3+ phosphor nanoparticles diminished, while the structure of Eu3+ remained unchanged in the matrix. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/11670-5 - NANOMATERIALS AND LUMINESCENT SYSTEMS BASED ON RARE EARTH IONS
Grantee:José Maurício Almeida Caiut
Support type: Regular Research Grants