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Study Data from R. Balderas-Xicohtencatl et al Provide New Insights into Nanoparticles

February 28, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- A new study on Nanoparticles is now available. According to news reporting from Oaxaca, Mexico, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The luminescent characteristics of Dy3+-doped Y2O3 nanopowders synthesized using the polyol method are reported. The Y2O3 nanoparticles presented a cubic phase crystalline structure of Y2O3 after an annealing treatment in oxygen ambient at temperatures above 600 degrees C. The averaged crystallite size determined from the X-ray diffraction peaks width was in the 20-32 nm range depending on the annealing temperature."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research, "Scanning and transmission electron microscopy studies indicate the formation of nanoparticle aggregates up to 175 nm in diameter. Photoluminescence and cathodoluminescence measurements show a predominant emission at 573 nm, which is attributed to the F-4(9/2) ? H-6(13/2) of the Dy3+ ion."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The luminescence emission dependence with the dopant concentration and post-annealing temperatures is discussed."

For more information on this research see: Photo and cathodoluminescence characteristics of dysprosium doped yttrium oxide nanoparticles prepared by Polyol method. Journal of Luminescence, 2014;146():497-501. Journal of Luminescence can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier -; Journal of Luminescence -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting R. Balderas-Xicohtencatl, Univ Tecnol Mixteca, Inst Fis & Matemat, Huajuapan De Leon 69000, Oaxaca, Mexico. Additional authors for this research include R. Martinez-Martinez, Z. Rivera-Alvarez, J. Santoyo-Salazar and C. Falcony (see also Nanoparticles).

Keywords for this news article include: Oaxaca, Mexico, Dysprosium, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, North and Central America, Lanthanoid Series Elements

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