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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2004
  • pp: 1804–1808

Enhanced luminescence and size effects of Y2O3:Eu3+ nanoparticles and ceramics revealed by x rays and Raman scattering

Kai Zhang, A. K. Pradhan, George B. Loutts, Utpal N. Roy, Yunlong Cui, and Arnold Burger  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 21, Issue 10, pp. 1804-1808 (2004)

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Europium-doped yttrium oxide (Y2O3:Eu3+) nanophosphors were synthesized by wet chemical routes with both combustion and coprecipitation techniques. We explicitly illustrate the dynamics of Y2O3:Eu3+ nanophosphors with a particle size that is influenced by extrinsic stress and revealed by x rays and Raman scattering. The influence of Eu3+ activation on Raman spectra is illustrated. We demonstrate the significant enhancement of emission characteristics of ceramics synthesized from nanoparticles by using the combustion technique and by controlling the vacuum-sintering conditions.

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(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

Kai Zhang, A. K. Pradhan, George B. Loutts, Utpal N. Roy, Yunlong Cui, and Arnold Burger, "Enhanced luminescence and size effects of Y2O3:Eu3+ nanoparticles and ceramics revealed by x rays and Raman scattering," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 1804-1808 (2004)

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