Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics

, Volume 29, Issue 17, pp 15060–15067 | Cite as

Upconversion luminescence properties of ZnO:Yb3+,Er3+ prepared by hydrothermal method

  • Xiaohui Zhang
  • Haiming ZhangEmail author
  • Lijuan Wei
  • Yue Zhang
  • Biao Zhang


Ytterbium and erbium co-doped ZnO powders were prepared through simple and easy-controlled hydrothermal method. The phase, structure, morphology and surface elements of the obtained samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectrometer, transmission electron microscope (TEM) and UV–Visible spectrophotometry. The performance of upconversion photoluminescence was investigated by fluorescence spectrophotometer. The ZnO:Yb3+,Er3+ powder samples generate red emission of 660 nm under the excitation wavelength 980 nm. The effect of Yb3+ doped concentration on the upconversion luminescence was studied. The results show that the optimal doped concentration is 20 mol%, and the back energy transfer will lead to fluorescence quenching when the concentration is increased again.



This study was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61274064).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaohui Zhang
    • 1
  • Haiming Zhang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lijuan Wei
    • 1
  • Yue Zhang
    • 1
  • Biao Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.School of ScienceTianjin Polytechnic UniversityTianjinChina

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