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Synthesis and characterization of rhombic dodecahedral YAG microcrystals with good dispersity, high crystallinity and controllable crystal size

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Abstract

By exploring the optimal reaction temperature and the ratio of Na2SO4 to the precursor, highly symmetrical rhombic dodecahedral yttrium aluminum garnet (Y3Al5O12, YAG) microcrystals with a good dispersity were successfully prepared using improved hydrothermal methods. YAG microcrystals exhibit well-developed crystal faces, high crystallinity and a controllable crystal size, from hundreds of nanometers to approximately 4 μm. The morphology and crystal size of the YAG microcrystals can be controlled by changing the reaction temperature and the ratio of Na2SO4 to the precursor. After analysis using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), and energy dispersive spectrometry (EDS), the growth mechanism of the YAG crystals was studied in detail. Cerium doped YAG (YAG:Ce3+) microcrystals exhibit an intense broad band emission at approximately 523 nm. Considering the high crystallinity, controllable size and strong emission of YAG microcrystals, one has reason to assume that they could have wide applications in many areas.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and characterization of rhombic dodecahedral YAG microcrystals with good dispersity, high crystallinity and controllable crystal size

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The article was received on 03 Oct 2018, accepted on 12 Nov 2018 and first published on 14 Nov 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8CE01688G
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2018,20, 7773-7781
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    Synthesis and characterization of rhombic dodecahedral YAG microcrystals with good dispersity, high crystallinity and controllable crystal size

    R. Yuan, X. Xie, L. Zheng, L. Yu, J. Hu, H. Qin, Z. Zhang and J. Zhao, CrystEngComm, 2018, 20, 7773
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CE01688G

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