5 years ago

Enhancing Upconversion Luminescence of LiYF4:Yb,Er Nanocrystals by Cd2+ Doping and Core–Shell Structure

Enhancing Upconversion Luminescence of LiYF4:Yb,Er Nanocrystals by Cd2+ Doping and Core–Shell Structure
Shuwen Zhao, Hao Zhu, Yiru Zhu, Youfa Wang, Bin Zhou
In this work, we report a phenomenon that upconversion emission intensity of Er3+ was enhanced by cadmium. Cd2+ was taken with 0, 3, 10, 20, 30, and 40 mol % as a new dopant to codope LiY0.78Yb0.20Er0.02F4, meanwhile the doping effects on the crystal structure, morphology, and upconversion fluorescence emission are investigated by XRD, Rietveld refinement, TEM, and upconversion spectroscopy analysis methods in detail. The green upconversion emission intensity was enhanced, and the maximum emission intensities were enhanced to twice when 10 mol % Cd2+ was codoped into tetragonal LiYF4, while its decay lifetime was reduced. Additionally, we further designed the synthesis of the homogeneous LiYF4:20%Yb,2%Er,10%Cd@LiYF4 of which the emission intensity is 11 times higher than that of the Cd2+-free nanocrystals, meanwhile an intriguing morphology of core–shell nanocrystals was obtained. This investigation may be useful for the design and improvement of upconversion materials for fulfilling the prerequisite of the practical application.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b04782

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b04782

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