Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1088/0957-4484/18/2/025701
Title: Multicolour PEI/NaGdF4:Ce3+,Ln3+ nanocrystals by single-wavelength excitation
Authors: Wang, F.
Fan, X.
Wang, M.
Zhang, Y. 
Issue Date: 17-Jan-2007
Citation: Wang, F., Fan, X., Wang, M., Zhang, Y. (2007-01-17). Multicolour PEI/NaGdF4:Ce3+,Ln3+ nanocrystals by single-wavelength excitation. Nanotechnology 18 (2) : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1088/0957-4484/18/2/025701
Abstract: Multicolour colloidal PEI/NaGdF4:Ce3+,Ln3+ (Ln ≤ Tb, Eu, Sm or Dy) nanocrystals were synthesized using a simple one-pot hydrothermal procedure. The nanocrystals consist of well crystallized hexagonal phase and have an elongated spherical shape, with diameters between 25 and 45nm. Under single-wavelength excitation at 254nm in the ultraviolet (UV) region, the nanocrystals doped with different lanthanide ions show intense visible (VIS) emissions of different colours. The characteristic luminescence property of the nanocrystals can be attributed to strong absorption of the UV irradiation by the Ce3+, followed by energy transfer to (via Gd 3+ sublattice) and emission from the luminescent centres. © IOP Publishing Ltd.
Source Title: Nanotechnology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/87948
ISSN: 09574484
DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/18/2/025701
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