Preparation of Photoluminescent Materials from a Lanthanide-Doped Microporous Titanosilicate Precursor
The thermal transformation of Eu3+-doped and undoped microporous titanosilicate AM-3 has been reported. AM-3 is stable up to 600 °C and transforms into the analogue of the mineral narsarsukite at 800 °C. The narsarsukite obtained from AM-3 is purer than that prepared from the titanosilicates ETS-10, ETS-4 and AM-1, and is suitable for hosting optically-active Ln3+ ions. The materials have been studied by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS), solid-state magic-angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (MAS NMR), Raman and photoluminescence pectroscopies.
Paula Maria Vilarinho
Z. Lin, J. P. Rainho, J. Rocha, L. D. Carlos, "Preparation of Photoluminescent Materials from a Lanthanide-Doped Microporous Titanosilicate Precursor", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 514-516, pp. 123-127, 2006