Unexplored Thermal Transformation Behavior of Two-Dimensionally Bound Gadolinium Hydroxide Layers: Fabrication of Oriented Crystalline Films of Gadolinium Oxychloride Nanosheets Suitable for the Multicolor Luminescence with Color Tunability

Authors

  • Young-su Yoon,

    1. Department of Applied Chemistry, College of Applied Science, Kyung Hee University, Gyeonggi-do 446-701 (Korea)
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Song-Ho Byeon,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Applied Chemistry, College of Applied Science, Kyung Hee University, Gyeonggi-do 446-701 (Korea)
    • Department of Applied Chemistry, College of Applied Science, Kyung Hee University, Gyeonggi-do 446-701 (Korea).
    Search for more papers by this author
  • In Su Lee

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Applied Chemistry, College of Applied Science, Kyung Hee University, Gyeonggi-do 446-701 (Korea)
    • Department of Applied Chemistry, College of Applied Science, Kyung Hee University, Gyeonggi-do 446-701 (Korea).
    Search for more papers by this author

Abstract

original image

Annealing multilayers of gadolinium hydroxide lead to the growth of gadolinium oxychloride crystallites film through a two-dimensionally confined process. The employment of confined crystallization process create a multilayer film composed of mixed crystallites each doped with different activator ions, such as Eu3+ and Tb3+, which demonstrates a novel method of fabricating robust and semi-transparent inorganic thin films with multicolor emission capacity and color tunability.

Ancillary