Synthesis of Gd+3 doped hydroxyapatite ceramics: optical, thermal and electrical properties


DEMİREL B., Saban E., YARAŞ A., AKKURT F.

JOURNAL OF ASIAN CERAMIC SOCIETIES, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/21870764.2021.1920160
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ASIAN CERAMIC SOCIETIES

Abstract

In this study, hydroxyapatite powder Ca-10(PO4)(6)(OH)(2) (HAp) doped with gadolinium (Gd3+) (HAp:Gd3+) in different mole percentage of between 0.1 and 1.6 was synthesized by sol-gel method at 900 degrees C. The reaction was carried out by hydrolysis of Ca(OH)(2) and DCPD (CaHPO4.2H(2)O) in aqueous solution and then analyzed through XRD, SEM, FTIR, TGA and Four-Point Probe method (custom-made). The results show that Gd3+ has been successfully doped into the hydroxyapatite structure. Then, the photoluminescence, thermal and electrical properties of pure and Gd3+ doped hydroxyapatite were studied and compared with the pure hydroxyapatite. In conclusion, the emission band of Ca10-xGdx(PO4)(6)(OH)(2) was observed at 263, 278, 294, 312 nm) under excitation with 185 nm. The Stokes shift of HAp:Gd3+ was calculated to be 16.031 cm(-1). On the other hand, the electrical and thermal conductivity of HAp increased with the increase in Gd3+ concentration due to Ca2+ cation vacancies caused by Gd(3+)doping.