EuKNaTaO5: Crystal Growth, Structure and Photoluminescence Property
The synthesis, structure determination, and intrinsic luminescent properties of a new tantalate, EuKNaTaO5, are reported. Single crystals of the title compound were grown out of a reactive KOH/NaOH eutectic melt. Luminescence in many materials is activated by doping a rare earth cation into the solid matrix; we report undoped, all-rare earth EuKNaTaO5, which exhibits bright orange room temperature photoluminescence.
Published in Journal of the American Chemical Society, Volume 131, Issue 12, 2009, pages 4202-4203.
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Publisher's Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja8100769