Facile Morphology-Controlled Synthesis and Luminescence Properties of BaMoO4:Eu3+ Microparticles and Micro-Rods Obtained by a Molten-Salt Reaction Route
This work focuses on the synthesis of morphology-controlled BaMoO4:Eu3+ micro-crystals such as microparticles and micro-rods using a facile molten salt method, and their morphology, structural characterization, and luminescent properties were comparatively investigated by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and fluorescence spectra. The molten salt method synthesized products from a reaction of BaMoO4 precursor obtained by a co-precipitation method of BaCl2 and Na2 MoO4 with an eutectic salt mixture of NaCl–KCl at 700 °C. Detailed studies revealed that the formation of the different morphologies of the micro-crystals was strongly dependent on the weight ratio of the salt (NaCl–KCl) to the BaMoO4 precursor, and the formation mechanism of the products in the present molten salt system was also investigated. Based on the investigations of the photoluminescence properties, the samples with different morphologies prepared by the molten salt method had the strongest red emission at 615 nm, corresponding to the Eu3+ 5D0–7F2 transition in the BaMoO4 host lattice, and the emission intensity of BaMoO4:Eu3+ microparticles was stronger than that of BaMoO4:Eu3+ micro-rods.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2011-11-01
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