The effect of the incorporation of Er2O3-doped particles on the structural and luminescence properties of phosphate glasses was investigated. A series of different Er2O3-doped TiO2, ZnO, and ZrO2 microparticles was synthesized using soft chemistry and then added into various phosphate glasses after the melting at a lower temperature than the melting temperature. The compositional, morphological, and structural analyses of the particles-containing glasses were performed using elemental mapping by field emission-scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) with energy dispersive x-ray spectrometry (EDS) and x-ray diffraction (XRD). Additionally, the luminescence spectra and the lifetime values were measured to study the influence of the particles incorporation on the spectroscopic properties of the glasses. From the spectroscopic properties of the glasses with the composition 50P2O5-40SrO-10Na2O, a large amount of the Er2O3-doped particles is thought to dissolve during the glass melting. Conversely, the particles were found to survive in glasses with a composition 90NaPO3-(10 - x)Na2O-xNaF (with x = 0 and 10 mol %) due to their lower processing temperature, thus clearly showing that the direct doping method is a promising technique for the development of new active glasses.
|Titolo:||Spectroscopic properties of Er3+-doped particles-containing phosphate glasses fabricated using the direct doping method|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.3390/ma12010129|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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