Continuous production of phosphor YAG:Tb nanoparticles by hydrothermal synthesis in supercritical water

Yukiya Hakuta, Tsukasa Haganuma, Kiwamu Sue, Tadafumi Adschiri, Kunio Arai

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Abstract

Phosphor YAG:Tb ((Y2.7Tb0.3)Al5O12) nano particles were synthesized by a hydrothermal method at supercritical conditions (400 °C and 30 MPa) using a flow reactor. Hydroxide sol solutions formed by stoichiometric aluminum nitrate, yttrium nitrate, terbium nitrate and potassium hydroxide solutions. The relationship between particle size and experimental variables including pH, concentration of coexistent ions and hydroxide sol were investigated. Particles were characterized by XRD, TEM and photo-luminescence measurements. Particle size of YAG:Tb became finer as pH was increased or potassium nitrate concentration of the starting metal salt solution was increased. By removing the coexisting ions (NO3-, K+) from the metal salt solution, single phase YAG:Tb particles with 20 nm particle size were obtained. The emission spectra of YAG:Tb particles of 14 nm shows a blue shift.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1257-1265
Number of pages9
JournalMaterials Research Bulletin
Volume38
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jun 19

Keywords

  • A. Nanostructure
  • A. Oxides
  • B. Chemical synthesis
  • C. X-ray diffraction
  • D. Luminescence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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