The aim of this work was i) to develop a hydrothermal, low temperature synthesis protocol affording the upconverting hexagonal phase NaYF4 with suitable dopants while adhering to the “green chemistry” standards and ii) to explore the effect that different parameters have on the products. In optimizing the synthesis protocol, short reaction times and low temperatures (below 150 °C) were considered. Yb3+ and Er3+ ions were chosen as dopants for the NaYF4 material. Within the context of the second goal, parameters including nature of the precursors, treatment temperature and treatment time were investigated in order to afford a pure hexagonal crystalline phase, both in the doped and undoped materials. To fully explore the synthesis results, the prepared materials were characterized from a structural (XRD), compositional (XPS, ICP‐MS) and morphological (SEM) point of view. The upconverting properties of the compounds were confirmed by photoluminescence measurements.

Exploring the phase-selective, green hydrothermal synthesis of upconverting doped sodium yttrium fluoride: effects of temperature, time and precursors

Stefano Diodati;Nicola Dengo;TAJOLI, FRANCESCA;Nicola Vicentini;Denis Badocco;Paolo Pastore;Silvia Gross
2019

Abstract

The aim of this work was i) to develop a hydrothermal, low temperature synthesis protocol affording the upconverting hexagonal phase NaYF4 with suitable dopants while adhering to the “green chemistry” standards and ii) to explore the effect that different parameters have on the products. In optimizing the synthesis protocol, short reaction times and low temperatures (below 150 °C) were considered. Yb3+ and Er3+ ions were chosen as dopants for the NaYF4 material. Within the context of the second goal, parameters including nature of the precursors, treatment temperature and treatment time were investigated in order to afford a pure hexagonal crystalline phase, both in the doped and undoped materials. To fully explore the synthesis results, the prepared materials were characterized from a structural (XRD), compositional (XPS, ICP‐MS) and morphological (SEM) point of view. The upconverting properties of the compounds were confirmed by photoluminescence measurements.
2019
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