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Upconversion Luminescence Properties of YF3:Yb3+, Er3+ Nanoclusters

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Abstract:

The synthesis, characterization, and spectroscopy of upconverting Yb3+/Er3+ codoped YF3 rod-like nanoclusters are presented. The YF3 nanoclusters were synthesized by a simple hydrothermal method. The clusters structure was characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. Under 978 nm laser excitation, stronger blue (4F5/24I15/2 and 2P3/24I11/2) and green (4S3/2, 2H11/24I15/2) upconversion luminescence were observed at 978 nm. The measured intensity of upconversion luminescence was different when pump power changed, which shows that the blue and green upconversion luminescence come from three-photon and two-photon energy transfer processes, respectively.

Keywords: HYDROTHERMAL SYNTHESES; SCANNING AND TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; UPCONVERSION LUMINESCENCE; YF3 NANOCLUSTES

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2011.5300

Publication date: November 1, 2011

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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