Preparation and characterization of Eu-magadiite intercalation compounds

Naoko Mizukami, Masashi Tsujimura, Kazuyuki Kuroda, Makoto Ogawa*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

30 Citations (Scopus)


The intercalation of europium ions (Eu3+) into the interlayer space of a layered silicate, magadiite, was conducted by ion-exchange reactions between magadiite and europium(III) chloride. X-ray diffraction and elemental analysis results indicated that Eu3+ cations were intercalated into the interlayer space of magadiite. The ion exchange between Eu3+ and Na+ occurred preferentially so that the adsorbed Eu3+ amounts were controlled quantitatively. Thermal transformation of the original layered structure was suppressed by the intercalation of Eu3+. The resulting intercalation compounds exhibited photoluminescence arising from the intercalated Eu3+. The luminescence intensity varied in accordance with the amount of Eu3+ absorbed, suggesting that the self-quenching occurred at higher loading levels. The luminescence intensity was also changed by the heat treatment, corresponding to the change in the surroundings of the Eu3+ adsorbed, induced by the removal of the adsorbed water molecules and the hydroxyl groups of the silicate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)799-806
Number of pages8
JournalClays and Clay Minerals
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Dec
Externally publishedYes


  • Europium
  • Intercalation
  • Luminescence
  • Magadiite
  • Nanocomposite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)


Dive into the research topics of 'Preparation and characterization of Eu-magadiite intercalation compounds'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this