Luminescence characteristics and energy transfer in the mixed Y xGd1-xF3:Ce, Me (Me = Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba) crystals

M. Nikl, Kei Kamada, Akira Yoshikawa, A. Krasnikov, A. Beitlerova, N. Solovieva, J. Hybler, T. Fukuda

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The luminescence spectra and decay kinetics are measured within 80-300 K for the set of mixed YF3-GdF3 single-crystal fluoride hosts doped by the Ce3+ and Me2+ (Me ≤ Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba) ions. For certain Ce and Me concentration ranges we observe creation of the Ce3+-distorted luminescence centre with the emission maximum around 380-390 nm. Energy migration through the Gd sublattice and a transfer to the Ce3+-distorted centre is evidenced and modelled using a simple Stern-Volmer approximation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3069-3079
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Mar 22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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