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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2009
  • pp: 2826–2828

Effects of organic surfactant on fluorescence concentration quenching of Nd 3 + -doped La F 3 nanoparticles

Kai Cui, Chao Gao, Xiaoxia Cui, Chaoqi Hou, Jiangbo She, Bo Peng, and Wei Wei  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 18, pp. 2826-2828 (2009)

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Distinct effects of organic surfactant [ammonium di-n-octadecyldithioposhate (ADDP)] on the fluorescent property of Nd 3 + -doped La F 3 nanoparticles were demonstrated by incorporating different amounts of organic surfactant on the nanoparticles. The photoluminescence spectra and fluorescence quenching concentrations of the nanoparticles were measured. A high fluorescence quenching concentration (of about 23.4 wt. % ) for the Ln F 2.36 ADDP 0.64 nanoparticles was observed. The quenching concentration could be adjusted by varying the amount of organic surfactant. This phenomenon is ascribed to the protection of organic surfactants coordinated on nanoparticles’ fluorescent centers.

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

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Original Manuscript: June 4, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 12, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 12, 2009
Published: September 11, 2009

Kai Cui, Chao Gao, Xiaoxia Cui, Chaoqi Hou, Jiangbo She, Bo Peng, and Wei Wei, "Effects of organic surfactant on fluorescence concentration quenching of Nd3+-doped LaF3 nanoparticles," Opt. Lett. 34, 2826-2828 (2009)

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