Applied Physics A

, 125:277 | Cite as

Effect of Sr2+ doping on the preparation and properties of γ-Ce2S3 red pigment

  • YueMing LiEmail author
  • Qi Liu
  • FuSheng Song
  • ZhuMei Wang
  • SongYang Shen
  • ShaoWen Le


Sr2+-doped γ-Ce2S3 red pigment was prepared via the combination of coprecipitation and sulfurization process. The effects of the Sr2+/Ce3+ mole ratio, x, on the synthesis of γ-Ce2S3, crystal structure, color performance, and temperature stability were systematically studied. The results show that a pure γ-Ce2S3 can be obtained at 900 °C for 150 min with a Sr2+ dopant. As the Sr2+/Ce3+ mole ratio, x, increases, the band gap of the samples gradually increases and the chromaticity of the samples gradually shifts from red to orange. When the mole ratio, x, is 0.15, the pigment sample has the highest quality red color: L* = 33.14, a* = 33.42, b* = 22.16. The pigment with this composition remains in γ phase when heated at 350 °C for 30 min in air, and maintains an excellent red color: L* = 32.65, a* = 30.35, b* = 19.23.



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (no. 51462010), the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangxi Province (no. 20161BAB206132, no. 20171ACB20022), and the Science and technology program Foundation of Jingdezhen (no. 2017GYZD019-012).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringJingdezhen Ceramic InstituteJingdezhenPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.National Light Industry Key Laboratory of Functional Ceramic MaterialsJingdezhenPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Energy Storage and Conversion Ceramic Materials Engineering Laboratory of Jiangxi ProvinceJingdezhenPeople’s Republic of China

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