Preparation and photoluminescence characteristics of In(OH)3:xTb3+ obtained by Microwave-Assisted Hydrothermal method

Journal of Alloys and Compounds Volume: 553 Pages: 338-342 Published: 2013

FE-SEM images of the In(OH)3:xTb powders: (a) x = 0, (b) x = 1, (c) x = 2, (d) x = 4 and (d) x = 8 mol%.

Writers: F.V. Motta; A.P.A. Marques; M.S. Li; M.F.C. Abreu; C.A. Paskocimas; M.R.D. Bomio; R.P. Souza; J.A. Varela; E. Longo

Keywords: Indium hydroxide; Terbium; Microwave-Assisted Hydrothermal

Abstract: Crystalline terbium-doped indium hydroxide structures were prepared by a rapid and efficient Microwave-Assisted Hydrothermal (MAH) method. Nanostructures were obtained at a low temperature. FE-SEM images confirm that these samples are composed of 3D nanostructures. XRD, optical diffuse reflectance and photoluminescence (PL) measurements were used to characterize the products. Emission spectra of terbium-doped indium hydroxide (In(OH)3:xTb3+) samples under excitation (350.7 nm) presented broad band emission referent to the indium hydroxide matrix and 5D4 → 7F6, 5D4 → 7F5, 5D4 → 7F4, and 5D4 → 7F3 terbium transitions at 495, 550, 590 and 627 nm, respectively. Relative intensities of the Tb3+ emissions increased as the concentration of this ion increased from 0, 1, 2, 4 and 8 mol%, of Tb3+, but the luminescence is drastically quenched for the In(OH)3 matrix.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2012.11.063

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