Preparation of YVO4:Eu3+ phosphors via micro-gel spray freeze-drying process

Masayuki Iwamura, Valery Petrykin, Masato Kakihana

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In this work we applied a "micro-gel spray freeze-drying method" for synthesis of YVO4:Eu3+ phosphor materials. The proposed approach combined usual freeze-drying technique with water soluble polymers: agarose, gelatin and PVA to reinforce the frozen particles due to gel formation. The nature and concentration of these water soluble compounds determine the structure of the gels, and thus it allows controlling microstructure of the ice particles. It was found that a polymer and its concentration affects the morphology of the primary particles and prevents aggregation of secondary particles during freeze-drying as well as during thermal treatment of the precursors in synthesis of YVO4:Eu 3+ phosphor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)920-924
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number1348
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec
Externally publishedYes


  • Freeze-drying method
  • Micro-gel
  • Particles morphology
  • Phosphor materials
  • Water-soluble polymer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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