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Phosphors and Phosphor Hosts

Nanoparticles can exhibit enhanced properties including luminescence and phosphorescence compared to bulk materials making them ideal for solid state lighting and optical labeling. Nanomaterials have been studied both as nanophosphor dopants and host materials. The most commonly studied luminescent and phosphorescent nanomaterials consist of lanthanides and wide band-gap oxides.
Lanthanide materials are one of the most common classes of phosphors in solid state lighting and medical imaging. Yttrium aluminum oxide or YAG is a commonly used substrate for both phosphor and laser materials and recent studies have demonstrated the use of nanoscale YAG powders as a host for lanthanide dopants such as ytterbium and neodymium oxides. Wide band gap oxides such as zinc oxide nanoparticles have shown photo-luminescent properties leading to potential applications in biological applications such as cell labeling. Zinc and silicon oxides have also been tested as nanoscale phosphor host materials for dopants including copper, manganese and praseodymium.

For a complete list of phosphor materials including ready to use phosphors, click here.
For a complete list of quantum dots for optical and display applications, click here.

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Particle Size

Nanopowder/Dispersion

Product #

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11: Na
Rare earth doped upconversion nanoparticles fluorescence λem 540 nm (main peak), 10 mg/mL in toluene New 20 nm
dispersion
900556
12: Mg
Magnesium oxide nanopowder, <50 nm particle size (BET) <50 nm (BET)
nanopowder
549649
13: Al
Aluminum nitride nanopowder, <100 nm particle size <100 nm
nanopowder
593044
14: Si
Silica nanopowder, spec. surface area 175-225 m2/g (BET), 99.8% trace metals basis   nanopowder
718483
14: Si
Silicon nanopowder, <100 nm particle size (TEM), ≥98% trace metals basis <100 nm (TEM)
nanopowder
633097
14: Si
Silicon nanopowder, <100 nm (BET), <3% oxygen passivation <100 nm (BET)
nanopowder
solid
795585
14: Si
Silicon dioxide nanopowder, 10-20 nm particle size (BET), 99.5% trace metals basis 10-20 nm (BET)
nanopowder
637238
14: Si
Silicon dioxide nanopowder (spherical, porous), 5-15 nm particle size (TEM), 99.5% trace metals basis 5-15 nm (TEM)
nanopowder (spherical, porous)
637246
14: Si
Silicon dioxide, alumina doped nanoparticles, dispersion, <50 nm particle size, 20 wt. % in H2O, 99.99% trace metals basis <50 nm
dispersion
nanoparticles
701491
14: Si
Silicon nitride nanopowder, <50 nm particle size (spherical), ≥98.5% trace metals basis <50 nm (spherical)
nanopowder
636703
14: Si
Silicon nitride nanopowder, <50 nm particle size (BET), ≥98% trace metals basis <50 nm (BET)
nanopowder
634581
20: Ca
Calcium titanate nanopowder, <100 nm particle size (BET), 99% trace metals basis <100 nm (BET)
nanopowder
633801
20: Ca
Calcium zirconate nanopowder, <50 nm particle size (BET), 99.7% trace metals basis <25 nm (XRD)
<50 nm (BET)
nanopowder
631965
30: Zn
Zinc nanopowder, 40-60 nm avg. part. size, ≥99% trace metals basis   nanopowder
578002
30: Zn
Zinc oxide nanopowder, <100 nm particle size <100 nm
nanopowder
544906
30: Zn
Zinc oxide nanopowder, <50 nm particle size (BET), >97% <50 nm (BET)
nanopowder
677450
30: Zn
Zinc oxide, dispersion nanoparticles, <100 nm particle size (TEM), ≤40 nm avg. part. size (APS), 20 wt. % in H2O <100 nm (TEM)
dispersion
nanoparticles
721077
30: Zn
Zinc oxide, dispersion nanoparticles, 40 wt. % in ethanol, <130 nm particle size <130 nm
nanoparticles
721085
30: Zn
Zinc oxide, dispersion nanoparticles, <110 nm particle size (DLS), <35 nm avg. part. size (APS), 40 wt. % in butyl acetate <110 nm (DLS)
nanoparticles
721093
30: Zn
Zinc titanate nanopowder, <100 nm particle size (BET), 99% trace metals basis <100 nm (BET)
nanopowder
634409
38: Sr
Strontium titanate nanopowder, <100 nm particle size, 99% trace metals basis <100 nm
nanopowder
517011
39: Y
Rare earth doped phosphor nanoparticles fluorescence λem 620 nm (main peak), 50 mg/mL in H2O New 10 nm
dispersion
900557
39: Y
Yttrium aluminum oxide nanopowder, <150 nm particle size (TEM), 99% trace metals basis <150 nm (TEM)
nanopowder
634638
39: Y
Yttrium(III) oxide nanopowder, <50 nm particle size <50 nm
nanopowder
544892
39: Y
Yttrium(III) oxide, dispersion 10 wt. % in isopropanol, nanoparticles, <100 nm (DLS), ≥99.9% trace metals basis <100 nm (DLS)
dispersion
nanoparticles
702048
39: Y
YYG 545 200 isiphor® 14-16 nm (D50)
19-21 nm (D90)
7.5-9.5 nm (D10)
powder
900423
39: Y
YYG 546 200 isiphor® 12-14 nm (D10)
19-21 nm (D50)
26-28 nm (D90)
powder
900435
39: Y
YYG 547 210 isiphor® 11-13 nm (D90)
5-7 nm (D10)
8-10 nm (D50)
powder
900426
39: Y
YYG 556 200 isiphor® >5 nm (D10)
<25 nm (D90)
11-15 nm (D50)
powder
900433
39: Y
YYG 557 230 isiphor® 20-24 nm (D10)
30.5-34.5 nm (D50)
38-42 nm (D90)
powder
900425
39: Y
YYG 559 200 isiphor® 16-18 nm (D50)
25-27 nm (D90)
8-10 nm (D10)
powder
900434
39: Y
YYG 560 200 isiphor® 12-14 nm (D10)
19.5-21.5 nm (D50)
24.5-26.5 nm (D90)
powder
900424
49: In
Indium(III) hydroxide nanopowder, <100 nm particle size, 99.99% trace metals basis <100 nm
nanopowder
637157
49: In
Indium(III) oxide nanopowder, <100 nm particle size (TEM), 99.9% trace metals basis <100 nm (TEM)
nanopowder
632317
56: Ba
Barium zirconate nanopowder, <50 nm particle size, 98.5% trace metals basis <50 nm
nanopowder
631884
57: La
Lanthanum(III) oxide nanopowder, <100 nm particle size (TEM), 99% trace metals basis <100 nm (TEM)
nanopowder
634271
58: Ce
Cerium(IV) oxide nanopowder, <50 nm particle size (BET), 99.95% trace rare earth metals basis <50 nm (BET)
nanopowder
700290
58: Ce
Cerium(IV) oxide, dispersion nanoparticles, <25 nm particle size, 10 wt. % in H2O <25 nm
nanoparticles
643009
60: Nd
Neodymium(III) oxide nanopowder, <100 nm particle size (BET), 99.9% trace metals basis <100 nm (BET)
nanopowder
634611
62: Sm
Samarium(III) oxide nanopowder, <100 nm particle size (BET), ≥99% trace metals basis <100 nm (BET)
nanopowder
637319
63: Eu
Europium(III) oxide nanopowder, <150 nm particle size (TEM), 99.5% trace metals basis <150 nm (TEM)
nanopowder
634298
64: Gd
Gadolinium(III) oxide nanopowder, <100 nm particle size (BET), 99.8% trace metals basis <100 nm (BET)
nanopowder
637335
65: Tb
Terbium(III,IV) oxide nanopowder, <100 nm particle size (BET), 99.5% trace metals basis <100 nm (BET)
nanopowder
634255
66: Dy
Dysprosium(III) oxide nanoparticles, dispersion, <100 nm particle size (BET), 5 wt. % in H2O, ≥99.9% trace metals basis <100 nm (BET)
<50 nm (XRD)
dispersion
639664
66: Dy
Dysprosium(III) oxide nanopowder, <100 nm particle size, 99.9% trace metals basis <100 nm
nanopowder
637289
67: Ho
Holmium(III) oxide nanoparticles, dispersion, <100 nm particle size (BET), 5 wt. % in H2O, ≥99.9% trace metals basis <100 nm (BET)
<50 nm (XRD)
dispersion
641863
67: Ho
Holmium(III) oxide nanopowder, <100 nm avg. part. size (DLS), ≥99.9% trace metals basis <50 nm (XRD)
nanopowder
637327
68: Er
Erbium(III) oxide nanoparticles, dispersion, <100 nm particle size (BET), 5 wt. % in H2O <100 nm (BET)
dispersion
641839
68: Er
Erbium(III) oxide nanopowder, <100 nm particle size (BET), ≥99.9% trace metals basis <100 nm (BET)
nanopowder
637343
70: Yb
Ytterbium(III) oxide nanopowder, <100 nm particle size (BET), ≥99.7% trace metals basis <100 nm (BET)
nanopowder
637300
70: Yb
Ytterbium(III) oxide nanoparticles, <80 nm (BET), ≥99.9% trace metals basis, 5 wt % dispersion in H2O <40 nm (XRD)
<80 nm (BET)
nanoparticles
641928
74: W
Tungsten(VI) oxide nanopowder, <100 nm particle size (TEM) <100 nm (TEM)
nanopowder
550086
83: Bi
Bismuth(III) oxide nanopowder, 90-210 nm particle size, 99.8% trace metals basis 90-210 nm
nanopowder
spherical
637017