Synthesis, Characterization and Luminescence Properties of YAG:RE (Ce, Sm and Gd) Nanophosphor by Cathodic Electrodeposition Method

 Mojtaba Hosseinifard Mojtaba Hosseinifard , Hassan Goldooz Hassan Goldooz , Alireza Badiei Alireza Badiei , Kamran Ahmadi Kamran Ahmadi
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YAG:RE (RE: Ce, Sm and Gd) phosphors were synthesized via a novel method based on cathodic electrodeposition of a mixture of yttrium, aluminum and some rare earth cations followed by heat treatment of obtained hydroxide precursors. The final products were confirmed by XRD, XPS, FTIR, EDX and SEM analysis and their photoluminescence properties were studied. The obtained results showed that cathodic electrodeposition method is a suitable and versatile approach for preparation of YAG:RE phosphors with different emission spectra in the visible range.

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  • Department of Semiconductors, Materials and Energy Research Center, P.O. Box 14155-4777, Tehran, Iran

    Mojtaba Hosseinifard & Kamran Ahmadi

  • School of Chemistry, College of Science, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

    Hassan Goldooz & Alireza Badiei

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