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Facile synthesis of water-soluble LaF3 ∶ Ln3+ nanocrystals

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Abstract

Water-soluble lanthanide-doped LaF3 nanocrystals were synthesized using a simple method carried out in aqueous solution at low temperature. The nanocrystals have a nearly spherical shape and an average size of below 30 nm. They consisted of well crystallized hexagonal phases. The luminescence quantum efficiency was about 16% in aqueous solution. LaF3 nanocrystals doped with different lanthanide ions (Eu3+, Ce3+, Tb3+, and Nd3+) were synthesized, which showed strong luminescence in the visible (VIS) and near-infrared (NIR) spectral regions.

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The article was received on 03 Jan 2006, accepted on 02 Feb 2006 and first published on 10 Feb 2006


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B518262J
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2006,16, 1031-1034
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    Facile synthesis of water-soluble LaF3 ∶ Ln3+ nanocrystals

    F. Wang, Y. Zhang, X. Fan and M. Wang, J. Mater. Chem., 2006, 16, 1031
    DOI: 10.1039/B518262J

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