Photoluminescent properties of Sb -doped phosphate glass

Hirokazu Masai, Syuji Matsumoto, Takumi Fujiwara, Yomei Tokuda, Toshinobu Yoko

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The authors report on the UV-excited photoluminescence measured in Sb 2O 3-ZnO-P 2O 5 glass. Pre-heat treatment performed before melting effectively prevented the discoloration caused by precipitation of Sb nanoparticles. Although both Sb 3+ and Sn 2+ belong to the ns 2-type emission center, the Sb 3+-doped 60ZnO-40P 2O 5 glass showed an emission with a weaker intensity and a broader band than Sn 2+-doped 60ZnO-40P 2O 5 glass. The emission decay of 1.0SbO 3/2-60ZnO-40P 2O 5 glass was about 2.5 μs, which was shorter than that of 1.0SnO-60ZnO-40P 2O 5 glass. The obtained results suggest that the emission properties of ns 2-type emission centers depend on several factors, such as element of emission center, chemical composition, and preparation scheme, which are easily and widely tuned in random amorphous materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)862-865
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Mar 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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