Polymer-assisted chemical solution approach to YVO 4:Eu nanoparticle networks

Qianglu Lin, Yun Xu, Engang Fu, Stacy Baber, Zongbi Bao, Liang Yu, Shuguang Deng, Janardan Kundu, Jennifer Hollingsworth, Eve Bauer, T. Mark McCleskey, Anthony K. Burrell, Quanxi Jia, Hongmei Luo

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Phosphor YVO 4:Eu nanoparticle networks were synthesized using water soluble ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) and polyethyleneimine (PEI) as binding ligands. The morphology, particle size, BET surface area, and photoluminescence of YVO 4:Eu processed at different annealing temperatures (500, 600, 700, and 800 °C) and EDTA/PEI mass ratios (1:4, 1:2.5, 1:2, 1:1.5, 1:1, 2:1, and 4:1) were determined by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, fluorescence spectrophotometer, and N 2 adsorption and desorption. The red emission was observed with increasing the annealing temperature. Importantly, the nanoparticles did not aggregate at high annealing temperatures up to 800 °C. The smallest size of the YVO 4:Eu nanoparticles is about 18 nm and the surface area is 35 m 2 g -1 with the EDTA/PEI mass ratios of 1:1-2.5.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5835-5839
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number12
StatePublished - Mar 28 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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