Lanthanide-Doping Effects on the Formation of Leucite KAlSi2O6

A. Sabaliauskiene, A. Beganskiene, K. Ishikawa, A. Kareiva

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In this study, the lanthanide-doping (Ce3+, Sm3+, Eu3+ and Tb3+) effects on the formation of leucite (KAlSi2O6) by sol-gel synthesis were investigated. The phase purity and morphological properties of lanthanide-doped specimens have been estimated. The proposed sol-gel synthesis route is suitable for the preparation of mixed leucite-kalsilite ceramics doped with Sm3+, Eu3+ and Tb3+ (up to 10 M %). This simple and successful synthetic approach offers a feasible way to obtain lanthanide-doped potassium alumosilicate ceramics with possible application in odontology. The synthesis products were characterized using thermal analysis (TG/DTA), X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) analysis, infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Moreover, the optical properties of lanthanide-doped synthesis products were also investigated. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1213-1223
Number of pages11
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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