Multicolour synthesis in lanthanide-doped nanocrystals through cation exchange in water

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Title:
Multicolour synthesis in lanthanide-doped nanocrystals through cation exchange in water
Authors:
Han, Sanyang; Qin, Xian; An, Zhongfu; Zhu, Yihan; Liang, Liangliang; Han, Yu ( 0000-0003-1462-1118 ) ; Huang, Wei; Liu, Xiaogang
Abstract:
Meeting the high demand for lanthanide-doped luminescent nanocrystals across a broad range of fields hinges upon the development of a robust synthetic protocol that provides rapid, just-in-time nanocrystal preparation. However, to date, almost all lanthanide-doped luminescent nanomaterials have relied on direct synthesis requiring stringent controls over crystal nucleation and growth at elevated temperatures. Here we demonstrate the use of a cation exchange strategy for expeditiously accessing large classes of such nanocrystals. By combining the process of cation exchange with energy migration, the luminescence properties of the nanocrystals can be easily tuned while preserving the size, morphology and crystal phase of the initial nanocrystal template. This post-synthesis strategy enables us to achieve upconversion luminescence in Ce3+ and Mn2+-activated hexagonal-phased nanocrystals, opening a gateway towards applications ranging from chemical sensing to anti-counterfeiting.
KAUST Department:
Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Citation:
Han S, Qin X, An Z, Zhu Y, Liang L, et al. (2016) Multicolour synthesis in lanthanide-doped nanocrystals through cation exchange in water. Nature Communications 7: 13059. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms13059.
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Nature Communications
KAUST Grant Number:
KAUST Global Collaborative Research for the Academic Excellence Alliance (AEA) fund
Issue Date:
4-Oct-2016
DOI:
10.1038/ncomms13059
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2041-1723
Sponsors:
This work is supported by the Singapore Ministry of Education (Grant R143000627112, R143000642112), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) under the contracts of 122-PSE-0014 and 1231AFG028 (Singapore), National Research Foundation, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore under its Competitive Research Program (CRP Award No. NRF-CRP15-2015-03), National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program, Grant 2015CB932200), National Natural Science Foundation of China (61136003), and the CAS/SAFEA International Partnership Program for Creative Research Teams. Y.H. is grateful to KAUST Global Collaborative Research for the Academic Excellence Alliance (AEA) fund.
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http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms13059
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dc.contributor.authorHan, Sanyangen
dc.contributor.authorQin, Xianen
dc.contributor.authorAn, Zhongfuen
dc.contributor.authorZhu, Yihanen
dc.contributor.authorLiang, Liangliangen
dc.contributor.authorHan, Yuen
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Weien
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Xiaogangen
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-24T13:47:18Z-
dc.date.available2016-10-24T13:47:18Z-
dc.date.issued2016-10-04en
dc.identifier.citationHan S, Qin X, An Z, Zhu Y, Liang L, et al. (2016) Multicolour synthesis in lanthanide-doped nanocrystals through cation exchange in water. Nature Communications 7: 13059. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms13059.en
dc.identifier.issn2041-1723en
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/ncomms13059en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/621159-
dc.description.abstractMeeting the high demand for lanthanide-doped luminescent nanocrystals across a broad range of fields hinges upon the development of a robust synthetic protocol that provides rapid, just-in-time nanocrystal preparation. However, to date, almost all lanthanide-doped luminescent nanomaterials have relied on direct synthesis requiring stringent controls over crystal nucleation and growth at elevated temperatures. Here we demonstrate the use of a cation exchange strategy for expeditiously accessing large classes of such nanocrystals. By combining the process of cation exchange with energy migration, the luminescence properties of the nanocrystals can be easily tuned while preserving the size, morphology and crystal phase of the initial nanocrystal template. This post-synthesis strategy enables us to achieve upconversion luminescence in Ce3+ and Mn2+-activated hexagonal-phased nanocrystals, opening a gateway towards applications ranging from chemical sensing to anti-counterfeiting.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work is supported by the Singapore Ministry of Education (Grant R143000627112, R143000642112), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) under the contracts of 122-PSE-0014 and 1231AFG028 (Singapore), National Research Foundation, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore under its Competitive Research Program (CRP Award No. NRF-CRP15-2015-03), National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program, Grant 2015CB932200), National Natural Science Foundation of China (61136003), and the CAS/SAFEA International Partnership Program for Creative Research Teams. Y.H. is grateful to KAUST Global Collaborative Research for the Academic Excellence Alliance (AEA) fund.en
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms13059en
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dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectNanoparticlesen
dc.subjectOptical materialsen
dc.subjectSynthesis and processingen
dc.titleMulticolour synthesis in lanthanide-doped nanocrystals through cation exchange in wateren
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentAdvanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Centeren
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalNature Communicationsen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117543, Singaporeen
dc.contributor.institutionInstitute of Materials Research and Engineering, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore 117602, Singaporeen
dc.contributor.institutionKey Laboratory of Flexible Electronics & Institute of Advanced Materials, Jiangsu National Synergetic Innovation Center for Advanced Materials, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing 211816, Chinaen
dc.contributor.institutionKey Laboratory for Organic Electronics and Information Displays & Institute of Advanced Materials, Jiangsu National Synergetic Innovation Center for Advanced Materials, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nanjing 210023, Chinaen
dc.contributor.institutionSZU-NUS Collaborative Innovation Center for Optoelectronic Science & Technology, Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Devices and Systems of Ministry of Education and Guangdong Province, College of Optoelectronic Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, Chinaen
kaust.authorZhu, Yihanen
kaust.authorHan, Yuen
kaust.grant.numberKAUST Global Collaborative Research for the Academic Excellence Alliance (AEA) funden
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