Studies from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry Describe New Findings in Solvents [Solvothermal synthesis and luminescent properties of highly uniform LuF3:Ln(3+) (Ln = Eu, Tb, Dy) nanocrystals from ionic liquids]
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Investigators publish new report on Solvents. According to news reporting out of Changchun, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "High quality lanthanide ions doped LuF3 have been successfully prepared via the solvothermal method and using 1-octy1-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate (OmimPF6) as fluoride source. In this synthesis procedure, ionic liquids (ILs) OmimPF6 act not only as a reactant but also as a morphology-directing agent."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, "The results indicate that the morphology and size of LuF3:Ln3+ (Ln3+ = Eu3+, Tb3+, Dy3+) products can be rationally modified by tuning the synthesis temperature, time and using different kinds of solvents. Moreover, the luminescent properties of the products with different morphologies were systematically studied. The photoluminescence (PL) properties of the as-synthesized samples revealed that Eu3+ doped LuF3 nanocrystals with different morphologies present characteristic transition of Eu3+, and their emission intensities strongly depend on morphology and size."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The effect of Eu3' doping concentration on PL intensity was also investigated."
For more information on this research see: Solvothermal synthesis and luminescent properties of highly uniform LuF3:Ln(3+) (Ln = Eu, Tb, Dy) nanocrystals from ionic liquids. Applied Surface Science, 2014;307():393-400. Applied Surface Science can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Applied Surface Science - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/505669)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting L. Liu, Chinese Academy Sci, Changchun Inst Appl Chem, State Key Lab Rare Earth Resource Utilizat, Changchun 130022, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include R.Q. Li, Y.F. Deng, L.L. Li, S. Lan, W.W. Zi and S.C. Gan (see also Solvents).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Solvents, Changchun, Nanocrystal, Ionic Liquids, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China
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