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Title: Evolution of Photoluminescence across Dimensionality in Lanthanide Silicates
Authors: Kostova, Mariya H. 
Ananias, Duarte 
Paz, Filipe A. Almeida 
Ferreira, Artur 
Rocha, João 
Carlos, Luís D. 
Issue Date: 12-Apr-2007
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Citation: The Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 111:14 (2007) 3576-3582
Abstract: The dehydratation process of layered lanthanide silicates K3[LnSi3O8(OH)2], Ln = Y, Eu, Tb, and Er, and the structural characterization of the obtained small-pore framework K3LnSi3O9, Ln = Y, Eu, Tb, and Er solids, named AV-23, have been reported. The structure of AV-23 has been solved by single-crystal X-ray diffraction (XRD) methods and further characterized by chemical analysis, thermogravimetry, scanning electron microscopy, and 29Si MAS NMR. The photoluminescence (PL), radiance, and lifetime values of AV-23 have been studied and compared with those of AV-22. Both materials have a similar chemical makeup and structures sharing analogous building blocks, hence providing a unique opportunity for rationalizing the evolution of the PL properties of lanthanide silicates across dimensionality. Although Tb-AV-23 contains a single crystallographic Tb3+ site, PL spectroscopy indicates the presence of Ln3+ centers in regular framework positions and in defect regions. PL evidence suggests that Eu-AV-23 contains a third type of Ln3+ environment, namely, Eu3+ ions replacing K+ ions in the micropores. The radiance values of the Tb-AV-22 and Tb-AV-23 samples are of the same order of magnitude as those of standard Tb3+ green phosphors. For the samples K3(Y1-aEraSi3O9), a = 0.005−1, efficient emission and larger 4I13/2 lifetimes (ca. 7 ms) are detected for low Er3+ content, indicating that the Er3+−Er3+ interactions become significant as the Er3+ content increases.
ISSN: 1520-6106
DOI: 10.1021/jp068559u
Rights: openAccess
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