Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Trice, Brian Edward Author's Email Address email@example.com URN etd-01162001-103454 Title Nonlinear Luminescence Quenching in Eu2O3 Degree Master of Science Department Chemistry Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Tissue, Brian M. Committee Chair Anderson, Mark R. Committee Member Deck, Paul A. Committee Member Keywords
- Europium Oxide Lanthanide
Date of Defense 2000-12-14 Availability unrestricted AbstractNonlinear Luminescence Quenching in Eu2O3
Nonlinear luminescence quenching has been documented in numerous systems such as organic crystals, rare earth insulators, laser materials, semiconductors, and phosphors. In each of these systems nonlinear luminescence quenching occurs under conditions of high excitation density from interactions between excited centers, the result is an additional nonradiative decay pathway that lowers luminescence quantum efficiency.
During investigations into the spectra and dynamics of Eu2O3, an apparent saturation dip in the excitation spectra of nano-sized Eu2O3 particles was observed. This thesis describes the investigation into the nature of the saturation effect. The samples studied using luminescent spectroscopy included micron sized Eu2O3 crystals of both cubic and monoclinic phases, nanocrystal monoclinic Eu2O3, and a large fused crystal of monoclinic Eu2O3. It was determined that the saturation effect was due to nonlinear luminescence quenching occurring at the wavelengths of absorption maxima. The mechanism of nonlinear luminescence quenching was concluded to be upconversion by energy transfer.
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