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Title: Monophasic zircon-type tetragonal Eu{sub 1−x}Bi{sub x}VO{sub 4} solid-solution: synthesis, characterization, and optical properties

Highlights: • Complete Eu{sub 1−x}Bi{sub x}VO{sub 4} with zircon-type structure was successfully synthesized. • The band gap of the samples could be adjusted and controlled by bismuth content. • Eu{sub 1−x}Bi{sub x}VO{sub 4} show strong red emission under both near UV and visible-light excitation. - Abstract: By combining the methods of co-precipitation and hydrothermal synthesis methods, the complete solid-solution of Eu{sub 1−x}Bi{sub x}VO{sub 4} with monophasic zircon-type structure was successfully synthesized. The zircon-type structure was determined by X-ray diffractometer and Raman scattering, and the optical properties were characterized by ultraviolet-visible diffuse reflectance and photoluminescence spectrophotometer. The results indicate that the band gap of Eu{sub 1−x}Bi{sub x}VO{sub 4} could be adjusted and controlled by bismuth content in the range of x = 0–0.9. Meanwhile, the Eu{sub 1−x}Bi{sub x}VO{sub 4} solid-solution phosphors show strong red light emission was shown in 619 nm under both near UV-light and visible-light excitation. Notably, the emission intensity of Eu{sub 1−x}Bi{sub x}VO{sub 4} (x = 0.4) is the strongest in all samples.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ; ; ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming 650093 (China)
  2. Shenzhen Water (Group) Co. Ltd., Shenzhen 518000 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22420568
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Materials Research Bulletin; Journal Volume: 57; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2014 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; BISMUTH COMPOUNDS; CONCENTRATION RATIO; COPRECIPITATION; EUROPIUM COMPOUNDS; EXCITATION; HYDROTHERMAL SYNTHESIS; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; PHOSPHORS; PHOTOLUMINESCENCE; RAMAN SPECTRA; SOLID SOLUTIONS; TETRAGONAL LATTICES; ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION; VANADATES; VISIBLE RADIATION; X-RAY DIFFRACTION; ZIRCON