Photonic crystals from monodisperse lanthanide-hydroxide-at-silica core/shell colloidal spheres

Yu Shen Lin, Yann Hung, Hsia Yu Lin, Yao Hung Tseng, Yang Fang Chen, Chung Yuan Mou

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A synthesis of monodisperse lanthanide-hydroxide-at-silica (Ln(OH) 3@SiO2) core/shell nanoparticles was reported. Transmittance and PL spectra were obtained to study the PBG effect on the luminescence of assembled core/shell spheres. The effects of the photonic stop band on transmission and the photoluminescence of assembled Tb(OH) 3@SiO2) nanospheres were obtained. Thin film of the core/shell self assembled into a close packed hexagonal array was prepared to investigate the reflection property. The scanning electron microscopy image revealed the top layer of close packed particles in the crystal parallel to the substrate. It was observed that a sticky and uniform core/shell structured materials with a strong luminescence probe inside are promising for the better control of emitted light.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)577-580
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 19 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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