Nanomaterials: Application & Properties, Nanomaterials: Application & Properties '2012

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Distribution and Luminescent Properties of Ce3+ Ions in Nanosized Calcium Hydroxyapatite
Irina Berezovskaya, Ninel Efryushina, Elena Zubar, Vladimir Dotsenko

Last modified: 2012-08-23


The paper presents an analysis of the luminescent properties of Ce3+-doped calcium hydroxyapatite (Ca10(PO4)6(OH)2, HAp) nanopowders prepared by the chemical precipitation and sol-gel method. It was shown that in nanoscale HAp Ce3+ ions are strongly perturbed by surface defects and their local symmetry differs from that of Ce3+ ions in the bulk crystals. Possible origin of defects in nanosized HAp is also discussed.

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