Research on Chemical Intermediates

, Volume 32, Issue 3–4, pp 331–339 | Cite as

Preparation of nano-sized YAG:Eu3+ particles by a microwave-assisted polyol process and their luminescence properties

  • Takashi Nakamura
  • Shozo Yanagida
  • Yuji Wada


Phases of yttrium-aluminum binary oxide have been selectively prepared by selecting a polyol solvent in a microwave-assisted polyol process. Using 1,4-butanediol as a polyol solvent, nano-sized particles of a pure phase of YAG have been prepared. Furthermore, Eu3+-doped YAG has been synthesized by applying this method. We have demonstrated that 8 at% Eu3+-doped YAG (replacement of Y3+) gave the strongest emission when the content of Eu3+ was varied.


YAG:Eu3+ polyol process microwave heating luminescence properties 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Material and Life Science, Division of Advanced Science and Biotechnology, Graduate School of EngineeringOsaka UniversityYamadaoka, SuitaJapan
  2. 2.Center for Advanced Science & InnovationOsaka UniversityYamadaoka, SuitaJapan

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