Journal of the Iranian Chemical Society

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 183–189 | Cite as

Photoluminescent, magnetic, and semiconductive properties of a terbium material

  • Qiuyan Luo
  • Longzhen Lin
  • Zhuanxia Zhang
  • Hualong Chen
  • Wentong ChenEmail author
Original Paper


A terbium material is prepared under hydrothermal conditions and structurally characterized by X-ray diffraction technique. This compound is characterized by an isolated structure. Solid-state photoluminescence measurement discovers that it shows a strong emission in the green region. The sharp bands at 490, 544, 585, and 620 nm correspond to the characteristic emission 5D47FJ transitions (J = 6, 5, 4, and 3, respectively) of the Tb3+ ions. Solid-state diffuse reflectance spectrum reveals that the existence of a wide optical bandgap of 4.83 eV, indicating that it is potentially a wide band-gap semiconductor. Magnetic properties of the compound are investigated. The magnetic susceptibility obeys the Curie–Weiss law (χm = c/( T− θ)) with c = 10.55(8) K and a negative Weiss constant θ = − 1.11(7) K; this suggests the presence of an antiferromagnetic interaction in this compound.

Graphical abstract

A terbium compound has been prepared and it features an isolated structure. Solid-state photoluminescence measurement reveals that it shows a strong emission in the green region. Solid-state diffuse reflectance spectrum reveals an optical bandgap of 4.83 eV. Magnetic properties discover that it features antiferromagnetic interaction.


Bandgap Magnetism Terbium Photoluminescence Semiconductor 



This work was supported by the NSF of China (21361013), Jiangxi Provincial Department of Education’s Item of Science and Technology (GJJ170637), the open foundation (20180008, 20150019) of the State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the open foundation (ST201522007) of the Key Laboratory of Jiangxi Province for Persistant Pollutants Control and Resources Recycle (Nanchang Hangkong University).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qiuyan Luo
    • 1
  • Longzhen Lin
    • 1
  • Zhuanxia Zhang
    • 1
  • Hualong Chen
    • 1
  • Wentong Chen
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute of Applied Chemistry, School of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringJinggangshan UniversityJi’anChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Jiangxi Province for Persistant Pollutants Control and Resources RecycleNanchang Hangkong UniversityNanchangChina
  3. 3.State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of MatterChinese Academy of SciencesFuzhouChina

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