Bright, water-soluble CeF3 photo-, cathodo-, and X-ray luminescent nanoparticles

Sandhya Clement, Wei Deng, Krystyna Drozdowicz-Tomsia, Deming Liu, Cameron Zachreson, Ewa M. Goldys

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Bright, water-soluble CeF3 nanoparticles with small size and narrow size distribution have been synthesized using a simple co-precipitation method without any ligands. Size control of nanoparticles from 13 ± 2 to 9 ± 2 nm was achieved by varying the reaction time. Colloidal properties have been found to vary with pH and, independently, with dilution. The photoluminescence of the as-synthesized nanoparticles shows a highly photostable UV/Visible fluorescence band due to allowed 5d–4f transitions, also observed in the X-ray luminescence spectrum. This band is suitable for X-ray excitation of a range of photosensitizers. The photoluminescence quantum yield of nanoparticles was also determined to be 31 %. Using the measured fluorescence decay time of 25 ns, the radiative lifetime of Ce in CeF3 was found to be 80.6 ns. Both photoluminescence and cathodoluminescence emission are affected by the reaction time and measurement temperature. Electron-beam-induced defect annealing is also observed.

LanguageEnglish
Article number7
Pages1-9
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Nanoparticle Research
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Clement, Sandhya ; Deng, Wei ; Drozdowicz-Tomsia, Krystyna ; Liu, Deming ; Zachreson, Cameron ; Goldys, Ewa M. / Bright, water-soluble CeF3 photo-, cathodo-, and X-ray luminescent nanoparticles. In: Journal of Nanoparticle Research. 2015 ; Vol. 17, No. 1. pp. 1-9.
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