Luminescence and structural properties of Gd2SiO5 : Eu3+ nanophosphors synthesized from the hydrothermal obtained silica sol
Jokanović, Vukoman R.
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In this paper is given a synthesis of Gd2SiO5 (GSO) host lattice doped with Eu3+ ions using silica sol obtained by hydrothermal method as a main precursor for its nanostructure designing. X-ray diffraction, dynamic light scattering and transmission electron microscopy show that synthesized nanopowder has particle size around 10 nm. These nanosized materials exhibit strong red emission at 614 nm. Lifetime measurements have been performed on two Eu3+ emitting levels, D-5(1), and D-5(0). 1.37 ms is obtained for the D-5(0) emitting level while the D-5(1) emission is fast about (10)mu s. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.