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Facile crystallization control of LaF3/LaPO4:Ce, Tb nanocrystals in a microfluidic reactor using microwave irradiation

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Abstract

A microfluidic reactor heated by microwave (MW) irradiation was utilized for the first time to prepare LaF3/LaPO4 : Ce,Tb nanocrystals (NCs) using ethylene glycol (EG) as solvent. Redispersible and water-soluble LaF3 nanoparticles with a mean diameter of 4.5 nm, and LaPO4 nanorods with a length of 60–70 nm and diameter of 10–15 nm were simply obtained. Dielectric heating by the irradiation and the special MW effect combined with the microfluidic reactor accelerate the nucleation stage and promote the growth stage of NCs, which results in improved luminescent properties and yields of products.

Graphical abstract: Facile crystallization control of LaF3/LaPO4:Ce, Tb nanocrystals in a microfluidic reactor using microwave irradiation

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The article was received on 03 Nov 2009, accepted on 16 Dec 2009 and first published on 14 Jan 2010


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B922873J
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2010,20, 1766-1771
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    Facile crystallization control of LaF3/LaPO4:Ce, Tb nanocrystals in a microfluidic reactor using microwave irradiation

    X. Zhu, Q. Zhang, Y. Li and H. Wang, J. Mater. Chem., 2010, 20, 1766
    DOI: 10.1039/B922873J

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