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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 25 — Dec. 7, 2009
  • pp: 22514–22519

Fabrication and optical properties of Y2O3: Eu3+ nanofibers prepared by electrospinning

Guoping Dong, Yingzhi Chi, Xiudi Xiao, Xiaofeng Liu, Bin Qian, Zhijun Ma, E Wu, Heping Zeng, Danping Chen, and Jianrong Qiu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 25, pp. 22514-22519 (2009)

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Y2O3: Eu3+ nanofibers with the average diameter of ~300 nm were in situ fabricated by electrospinning. X-ray diffraction (XRD) pattern confirmed that the Y2O3: Eu3+ nanofibers were composed of pure body-centered cubic (bcc) Y2O3 phase. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) results indicated that Y2O3: Eu3+ nanofibers were constituted of nonspherical crystalline grains, and these crystalline grains were orderly arranged along the axial direction of single nanofiber. These Y2O3: Eu3+ nanofibers showed a partially polarized photoluminescence (PL). The arrangement of crystalline grains and the mismatch of dielectric constant between Y2O3: Eu3+ nanofiber and its environment probably contributed together to the polarized PL from Y2O3: Eu3+ nanofiber.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence

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Original Manuscript: July 31, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 29, 2009
Published: November 24, 2009

Guoping Dong, Yingzhi Chi, Xiudi Xiao, Xiaofeng Liu, Bin Qian, Zhijun Ma, E Wu, Heping Zeng, Danping Chen, and Jianrong Qiu, "Fabrication and optical properties of Y2O3: Eu3+ nanofibers prepared by electrospinning," Opt. Express 17, 22514-22519 (2009)

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