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Title: Luminescence of phosphorus containing oxide materials: Crystalline SiO{sub 2}‐P and 3P{sub 2}O{sub 5}⋅7SiO{sub 2}; CaO⋅P{sub 2}O{sub 5}; SrO⋅P{sub 2}O{sub 5} glasses

Luminescence of phosphate glasses such as CaO⋅P{sub 2}O{sub 5} and SrO⋅P{sub 2}O{sub 5} is compared with that of phosphorus doped crystalline α-quartz and phosphosilicate glass with content 3P{sub 2}O{sub 5}⋅7SiO{sub 2}. Water and OH groups are found by IR spectra in these materials. The spectrum of luminescence contains many bands in the range 1.5 - 5.5 eV. The luminescence bands in UV range at 4.5-5 eV are similar in those materials. Decay duration in exponential approximation manifests a time constant about 37 ns. Also a component in μs range was detected. PL band of μs component is shifted to low energy with respect to that of ∼37 ns component. This shift is about 0.6 eV. It is explained as singlet-triplet splitting of excited state. Below 14 K increase of luminescence kinetics duration in μs range was observed and it was ascribed to zero magnetic field splitting of triplet excited state of the center. Yellow-red luminescence was induced by irradiation in phosphorus doped crystalline α-quartz, phosphosilicate glasses. The yellowl uminescence contains two bands at 600 and 740 nm. Their decay is similar under 193 nm laser and may be fitted with the first order fractal kinetics or stretched exponent. Thermally stimulatedmore » luminescence contains only band at 600 nm. The 248 nm laser excites luminescence at 740 nm according to intra center process with decay time constant about 4 ms at 9 K. Both type of luminescence UV and yellow were ascribed to different defects containing phosphorus. P-doped α-quartz sample heated to 550 co become opalescent. Ir spectra related to water and OH groups are changed. Photoluminescence intensity of all three bands, UV (250 nm), yellow (600 nm) and red (740 nm) strongly diminished and disappeared after heating to 660 C°. Radiation induced red luminescence of non-bridging oxygen luminescence center (NBO) appeared in crystal after heat treatment. We had observed a crystalline version of this center (l. Skuja et al, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 286,159-168 (2012)). Effect of heat treatment explained as sedimentation of phosphorus in some state. Keeping of treated sample at 450-500 C° leads to partial revival of ability to create yellow luminescence center under irradiation.« less
Authors:
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  1. Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, LV-1063 Riga (Latvia)
  2. impactGlass research international, 3938 E Grant Rd #131, Tucson, AZ 85712 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22308114
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1624; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: SIO2014: 10. international symposium on SiO2, advanced dielectrics and related devices, Cagliari (Italy), 16-18 Jun 2014; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; CRYSTALS; DOPED MATERIALS; EV RANGE; EXCITED STATES; FRACTALS; HEAT TREATMENTS; INFRARED SPECTRA; IRRADIATION; MAGNETIC FIELDS; PHOSPHATE GLASS; PHOTOLUMINESCENCE; QUARTZ; SILICON OXIDES; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; THERMOLUMINESCENCE; TRIPLETS