Synthesis and optical properties of Gd 2O 3: Pr 3+ phosphor particles

Hong Ha Thi Vu, Timur Sh Atabaev, Yang Do Kim, Jae Ho Lee, Hyung Kook Kim, Yoon Hwae Hwang

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Spherical-shaped Gd 2O 3:Pr 3+ phosphor particles were prepared with different concentrations of Pr 3+ using the urea homogeneous precipitation method. The resulting Gd 2O 3:Pr 3+ phosphor particles were characterized by X-ray diffraction, field emission scanning electron microscope, and photoluminescence spectroscopy. The effects of the Pr 3+ doping concentration on the luminescent properties of Gd 2O 3:Pr 3+ phosphors were investigated. Photoluminescence measurements revealed the Gd 2O 3:1 % Pr 3+ phosphor particles to have the strongest emission. The luminescence properties of Gd 2O 3:Pr 3+ particles are strongly affected by the phosphor crystallinity and X-ray diffraction measurements confirmed that the crystallinity of Gd 2O 3 cubic structure could be enhanced by increasing the firing temperature. The luminescent Gd 2O 3:Pr 3+ phosphor particles have potential applications in areas, such as optical display systems, lamps and etc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-161
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Gd O
  • Luminescence
  • Particles
  • Phosphor
  • Pr doped

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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