ISSN print edition: 0366-6352
ISSN electronic edition: 1336-9075
Registr. No.: MK SR 9/7
Solvothermal synthesis of hollow Eu2O3 microspheres using carbon template-assisted method
Li-Xin Zhang, Yi-Xin Sun, Hong-Fang Jiu, Yue-Hua Fu, Yuan-Zhong Wang, and Jun-Yan Zhang
Chemical Engineering and Environment Institute, North University of China, Taiyuan, 030051 China
Abstract: This work presents a sol-gel carbon sphere template-assisted method of hollow Eu2O3 microspheres preparation. X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA),
as well as photoluminescence (PL) were used to characterise the products. The formation of hollow structure Eu2O3 microspheres can be assigned to a sol-gel carbon template. Furthermore, this work may confirm that the precursor sol-gel
can be loaded onto the inner as well as the outer surface of carbon templates similarly as ions and nanocrystals. The presented
method can afford a simple and efficient technique to obtain a series of hollow structure inorganic materials with high productivity.
Keywords: solvothermal – sol-gel – carbon template – hollow Eu2O3 microspheres
Full paper is available at www.springerlink.com.
Chemical Papers 66 (8) 741–747 (2012)