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Eu3+, Bi3+ codoped Lu2O3 nanopowders: Synthesis and luminescent properties

  • Angel Morales Ramírez (a1), Margarita García Hernández (a2), Jonathan Yepez Ávila (a3), Antonieta García Murillo (a4), Felipe Carrillo Romo (a4), Elder de la Rosa (a5), Vicente Garibay Febles (a6) and Joan Reyes Miranda (a7)...

Abstract

Eu3+, Bi3+ codoped Lu2O3 powders (Eu = 2.5 at.%, Bi = 0–3.0 at.%) were prepared using the sol–gel method. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction, and excitation and emission spectra were carried out to characterize the synthesis, structure, and luminescent properties. The excitation spectra show a strong peak at 350–390 nm, corresponding to the Bi3+1S03P1 transition, and the emission spectra present the emission from 5D07FJ (J = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4) level of Eu3+. The intensity of the reddish emission at 612 nm was monitored as a function of the Bi3+ content and showed a light yield increment of ≈400% compared to a monodoped sample at 1.0% at. Bi3+, produced by an energy transfer process from Bi3+ to Eu3+. This was a consequence of the overlapping of the Bi3+3P11S0 emission with the f–f Eu3+ transitions.

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Eu3+, Bi3+ codoped Lu2O3 nanopowders: Synthesis and luminescent properties

  • Angel Morales Ramírez (a1), Margarita García Hernández (a2), Jonathan Yepez Ávila (a3), Antonieta García Murillo (a4), Felipe Carrillo Romo (a4), Elder de la Rosa (a5), Vicente Garibay Febles (a6) and Joan Reyes Miranda (a7)...

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