Structure evolution and photoluminescence properties of ZrO2:Eu3+ nanocrystals

Shu Fen Wang, Feng Gu, Meng Kai Lü, Zhong Sen Yang, Guang Jun Zhou, Hai Ping Zhang, Yuan Yuan Zhou, Shu Mei Wang

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ZrO2 nanocrystals were synthesized by combustion process at a relatively low temperature. Upon introducing calcium ions into the host, the monoclinic to tetragonal and cubic transformation of ZrO2 were observed. To further probe the structural evolution of ZrO2 nanocrystals, the optical properties of Eu3+ in the ZrO2 nanocrystals were investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1222-1226
Number of pages5
JournalOptical Materials
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Combustion synthesis
  • Phase transformation
  • Photoluminescence
  • ZrO

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