Journal of Advanced Ceramics

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 352–361 | Cite as

Luminescent sensing film based on sulfosalicylic acid modified Tb(III)-doped yttrium hydroxide nanosheets

  • Wei Yang
  • Qiang LiEmail author
  • Xiaohong Zheng
  • Xi Li
  • Xin Li
Open Access
Research Article


Sulfosalicylic acid (SSA) was used as an intercalation agent and an excellent antenna to synthesize layered rare-earth hydroxide (LRH) materials and directly obtain SSA-modified terbium-doped ytterbium hydroxide nanosheets by mechanical exfoliation. The crystal structure and morphologies of the LRHs and nanosheets were determined by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. The particle size and zeta potential of the prepared nanosheets were also analyzed. The as-prepared nanosheets exhibited excellent luminescent properties. The positively charged nanosheets were electrophoretically deposited on a conductive glass to form a thin film. The luminescence of this thin film can be quenched by chromate (\(\rm{CrO_4^{2-}}\)) and bilirubin (BR), which shows good sensing properties. The quenching mechanism of the sensing film by \(\rm{CrO_4^{2-}}\) and BR was discussed based on the spectra and structure of the film.


rare-earth hydroxide nanosheets thin-film sensor chromate (\(\rm{CrO_4^{2-}}\)bilirubin (BR) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wei Yang
    • 1
  • Qiang Li
    • 1
    Email author
  • Xiaohong Zheng
    • 1
  • Xi Li
    • 1
  • Xin Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryEast China Normal UniversityShanghaiChina

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