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Title: Synthesis and up-conversion luminescence of Er{sup 3+} and Y b{sup 3+} codoped nanocrystalline tetra- (KLaP{sub 4}O{sub 12}) and pentaphosphates (LaP{sub 5}O{sub 14})

The up-converting nanocrystals of KLa{sub 0.95}Er{sub 0.05}Y b{sub x}P{sub 4}O{sub 12} and La{sub 0.95−x}Er{sub 0.05}Y b{sub x}P{sub 5}O{sub 14} were prepared using co-precipitation method. The spectroscopic properties of these materials were investigated in a function of Y b{sup 3+} concentration. The up-conversion emission, power dependence of emission intensities, and the luminescence decay times were investigated. It was found that the green to red and {sup 2}H{sub 11/2} → {sup 4}I{sub 15/2} to {sup 4}S{sub 3/2} → {sup 4}I{sub 15/2} emission intensity ratio were strongly affected by the Y b{sup 3+} concentration. Moreover, the order of up-conversion emission and threshold power rises up with Y b{sup 3+} concentration for {sup 4}S{sub 3/2} → {sup 4}I{sub 15/2} transition. The luminescence decay time of the {sup 4}S{sub 3/2} → {sup 4}I{sub 15/2} emission increases with Y b{sup 3+} concentration while the {sup 4}F{sub 9/2} → {sup 4}I{sub 15/2} emission is independent of dopant concentration. The influence of the Y b{sup 3+} concentration on the up-conversion emission intensities was discussed in terms of concentration dependent hetero looped photon avalanche process. A comparison of the up-conversion properties of KLa{sub 0.95}Er{sub 0.05}Y b{sub x}P{sub 4}O{sub 12} and La{sub 0.95−x}Er{sub 0.05}Y b{sub x}P{sub 5}O{sub 14} nanocrystals wasmore » presented.« less
Authors:
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  1. Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw (Poland)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22493605
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 143; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ABUNDANCE; BORON IONS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; CONCENTRATION RATIO; COPRECIPITATION; CRYSTALS; DEUTERIUM; ERBIUM COMPOUNDS; ERBIUM IONS; LANTHANUM COMPOUNDS; LUMINESCENCE; NANOSTRUCTURES; PHOTONS; POTASSIUM COMPOUNDS; SYNTHESIS; YTTRIUM PHOSPHATES