Influence of processing conditions on the luminescence of YVO4:Eu3+ nanoparticles

Haiping Zhang, Mengkai Lü, Zhiliang Xiu, Guangjun Zhou, Shufen Wang, Yuanyuan Zhou, Shumei Wang

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Single-phase YVO4:Eu3+ nanopowders were synthesized by sol-gel combustion method using citric acid as a chelating agent and reducer. The microstructures and photoluminescence (PL) properties of the as-prepared YVO4:Eu3+ nanopowders were investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and PL spectroscopy. The luminescence intensities of the YVO4 nanoparticles doped with 5 mol% Eu3+ ions strongly depended on the calcination temperature, the molar ratio of citric acid to nitrates and the amounts of the Li+ additive.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-157
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering B: Solid-State Materials for Advanced Technology
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Combustion
  • Luminescence
  • Nanocrystals
  • Sol-gel

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