Temperature dependence of photoluminescence in ZnO-containing glasses

Gujie Qian, Martin Nikl, Jiafang Bei, Jan Pejchal, Stefania Baccaro, Rosella Giorgi, Angelica Cecilia, Guorong Chen

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ZnO-SiO2-BaO(BaF2) glasses are studied in the search for a novel scintillating material. Photoluminescence of such glasses was measured within 8-300 K including the decay kinetics and also the XPS spectra were obtained on selected samples to have information about Zn-O-Si bonding in the glass. Glass emission occurs in the violet-blue spectral range and decay kinetics is governed by the decay times of hundreds ns - units μs. XPS measurements reveal the higher binding energy of the Zn2P electron and the lower kinetic energy of the Auger Zn L3 M4, 5 M4, 5 electron, as well as the lower binding energy of the Si2P electron, which implies the participation of Zn2 + cations in the glass network to form the Zn-O-Si bond.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-94
Number of pages4
JournalOptical Materials
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Sep
Externally publishedYes


  • Decay time
  • Photoluminescence spectra
  • XPS
  • ZnO-containing glass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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