Tuesday, 03 March 2015, 15:00
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Luminescence properties of trivalent lanthanides in glasses and glass-ceramics obtained by high-temperature melt-quenching technique and sol-gel method
Institute of Chemistry, University of Silesia,
Szkolna 9, 40-007 Katowice, Poland
Influence of glass-former oxides and glass modifiers on luminescence properties of Eu3+, Dy3+, Tb3+ and Er3+ ions in selected heavy metal glasses was investigated. In particular, red-to-orange R/O (Eu3+), yellow-to-blue Y/B (Dy3+) and green-to-blue (Tb3+) luminescence intensity ratios were examined as a function of glass host composition.
Measured lifetimes for 5D0 (Eu3+), 4F9/2 (Dy3+), 5D4 (Tb3+) and 4I13/2 (Er3+) excited states of trivalent lanthanide ions in the studied heavy metal glass systems were also determined from luminescence decay measurements. Correlation between luminescence intensity ratios, measured lifetimes and the composition of the glass hosts was proposed. Moreover, the luminescence properties of Eu3+ in glass-ceramic materials obtained via sol-gel method are presented and discussed in details.
Keywords: Rare earth ions photoluminescence; Glasses; Glass ceramics; Melt quenching technique; Sol-gel method.