Enhanced optical properties of ZrO2: Eu3+ powders codoped with gadolinium ions

Timur Sh Atabaev, Nguyen Hoa Hong

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Abstract: In this study, lanthanide-doped zirconia powders with improved luminescent properties were prepared using a facile coprecipitation method. The morphology and structural properties of obtained powders were analyzed by using the field emission scanning electron microscope, X-ray diffraction, and magnetic properties measurement system, while their optical properties were investigated by room-temperature photoluminescence spectroscopy. We showed that codoping of Gd3+ into ZrO2:Eu3+ could improve the emission intensity of ZrO2:Eu3+ powders, and the emission peaks intensity varied with the codoping concentration of Gd3+. The possible mechanism leading to a luminescence enhancement in Gd3+-codoped ZrO2:Eu3+ powders has been discussed. Graphical Abstract: [InlineMediaObject not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-19
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Eu/Gd codoping
  • Lanthanides
  • Luminescence
  • Powders
  • Zirconia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomaterials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry

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