Lanthanide doped Y6O5F8/YF3 microcrystals: Phase-tunable synthesis and bright white upconversion photoluminescence properties

Song Wang, Ruiping Deng, Hailing Guo, Shuyan Song, Feng Cao, Xiyan Li, Shengqun Su, Hongjie Zhang

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High-quality Y6O5F8/YF3 microcrystals have been synthesised by using a hydrothermal and subsequent calcination route. Upon changing the initial solution pH value, the as-prepared microcrystal can be well tuned from YF3 octahedron microcrystals to YF3 hollow spheres and finally to Y6O5F 8 microtubes. The as-obtained microcrystals have been characterised by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and photoluminescence (PL) spectra. When the Y6O 5F8:Ln3+ microtubes are excited by a 980 nm continual wave laser diode, bright red, green, and blue room temperature upconversion PL emissions have been observed. A series of white light emissions have been obtained by precisely adjusting dopants concentration in Y 6O5F8 microtubes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9153-9158
Number of pages6
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - Oct 14 2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Inorganic Chemistry

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