Crystallization behaviour of neodymium doped yttrium silicate nanophosphors


Erdem M. , OZEN G., Tav C.

JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY, vol.31, no.14, pp.2629-2631, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 14
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2011.02.013
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2629-2631

Abstract

Sol-gel technique was used to prepare yttrium silicate powders doped with 0.01Nd(3+). The crystallite sizes were determined to be 23 +/- 0.5 nm from the XRD patterns of the powders annealed at 960 degrees C. The Y(4.67)(SiO(4))(3)O, Y(2)Si(2)O(7) and Y(2)SiO(5) crystalline phases were observed upon heat treatment at 960 degrees C which is much lower than 1500-1650 degrees C are reported before. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.