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Facile route to tin oxide containing mesoporous silica composites with room-temperature photoluminescence

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 March 2006

Zhicheng Liu
Affiliation:
State Key Lab of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050, People’s Republic of China
Hangrong Chen
Affiliation:
State Key Lab of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050, People’s Republic of China
Weiming Huang
Affiliation:
State Key Lab of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050, People’s Republic of China
Jinlou Gu
Affiliation:
State Key Lab of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050, People’s Republic of China
Wenbo Bu
Affiliation:
State Key Lab of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050, People’s Republic of China
Zile Hua
Affiliation:
State Key Lab of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050, People’s Republic of China
Jianlin Shi*
Affiliation:
State Key Lab of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050, People’s Republic of China
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a) Address all correspondence to this author. e-mail: jlshi@sunm.shcnc.ac.cn
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Abstract

In this paper, we report a facile route, the tin vapor treatment method, to prepare tin oxide containing mesoporous silica composites (TOMS), which display room-temperature photoluminescence (RT-PL). Among them, TOMS-1 and TOMS-2 were synthesized from mesoporous silica SBA-15 and KIT-6, respectively. They are composed of amorphous SiO2 and tin oxide species and they display strong emission near ultraviolet (UV) when excited by UV light. By increasing the preparation temperature, their Sn content can be increased and subsequently their photoluminescence (PL) intensities can be greatly enhanced. Besides, their PL properties are revealed to be closely related to 2-fold-coordinated tin oxygen-deficient centers.

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