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Journal of Nanotechnology - Volume 2016 2016, Article ID 2708638, 7 pages -

Research Article

L.V. Pisarzhevsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, National Academy of Science of Ukraine, 31 Nauky Avenue, Kyiv 03028, Ukraine

Institute of Publishing and Printing, National Technical University of Ukraine -Kyiv Polytechnic Institute-, 1-37 Yangel Street, Kyiv 03056, Ukraine

Received 26 January 2016; Revised 30 March 2016; Accepted 3 April 2016

Academic Editor: Kaibo Zheng

Copyright © 2016 Vitaliy Shvalagin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

For practical use of nanosized zinc oxide as the phosphor its luminescence quantum yields should be maximized. The aim of this work was to enhance luminescent properties of ZnO nanoparticles and obtain high-luminescent ZnO-SiO2 composites using simpler approaches to colloidal synthesis. The luminescence intensity of zinc oxide nanoparticles was increased about 3 times by addition of silica nanocrystals to the source solutions during the synthesis of ZnO nanoparticles. Then the quantum yield of luminescence of the obtained ZnO-SiO2 composites is more than 30%. Such an impact of silica is suggested to be caused by the distribution of ZnO nanocrystals on the surface of silica, which reduces the probability of separation of photogenerated charges between the zinc oxide nanoparticles of different sizes, and as a consequence, there is a significant increase of the luminescence intensity of ZnO nanoparticles. This way of increasing nano-ZnO luminescence intensity facilitates its use in a variety of devices, including optical ultraviolet and visible screens, luminescent markers, antibacterial coatings, luminescent solar concentrators, luminescent inks for security printing, and food packaging with abilities of informing consumers about the quality and safety of the packaged product.





Author: Vitaliy Shvalagin, Galyna Grodziuk, Olha Sarapulova, Misha Kurmach, Vasyl Granchak, and Valentyn Sherstiuk

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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