Optical performances of mono-dispersed spherical YAG: Ce3+ nano-phosphor achieved by one-pot synthesis

Yunyun Zhao, Xiuyun Zhang, Dongliang Yan, Guisheng Zhu, CaiHang Liang, Xiaoqing Yang, Huarui Xu, Aibing Yu

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Mono-dispersed spherical YAG:Ce3+ nano-phosphors were successfully synthesized by a one-pot glycol-thermal process using aluminum isopropoxide, yttrium, and cerium acetate hydrates as the precursor, (1,4)-butanediol as the solvent, ethidenediamine as the additive agent that can both control the morphology and improve the optical performances of the as-achieved products. The as-prepared YAG:Ce3+ nano-phosphors displayed mono-dispersed spheres of about 150 nm and an improved optical performance with a quantum yield (QY) of 41% and good photostability, indicating that they have a considerable potential to be applied in solid-state lighting or used as coatings in other optical electronic devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1801-1805
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018


  • monodispersed sphere
  • solid-state lighting
  • YAG:Ce nano-phosphor

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