Luminescent Properties of Nanopowder and Single-Crystalline Films of TbAG:Ce Garnet

Bolek P, Zeler J, Gorbenko V, Zorenko T, Popielarski P, Bartosiewicz K, Osvet A, Batentschuk M, Zych E, Zorenko Y (2020)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2020


Article Number: 1900495

DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201900495


Herein, the luminescence properties of nanopowders (NPs), thin NP film and single-crystalline film (SCF) of TbAG:Ce garnet are compared. The NPs are prepared by the combustion synthesis. NP films with thickness of 300 nm are prepared using the spin-coating method. SCFs are grown by liquid phase epitaxy. Structure and morphology of NPs, NP films, and SCFs are studied using scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. The luminescence properties of these samples are characterized by cathodoluminescence (CL) and photoluminescence (PL). CL spectra of the TbAG:Ce NP, NP films, and SCFs show the dominant Ce3+ emission in the garnet host. Meanwhile, in the PL spectra of NPs, the complex UV emission band is also observed. Its origin is related to 1) thermodynamic instability of TbAG garnet phase and formation of TbAP:Ce perovskite phase under conditions of NP preparation; 2) formation of UV emitting centers in both TbAG and TbAP hosts. This UV emission band is fully absent in TbAG:Ce SCF. Therefore, TbAG SCFs are useful objects for studying the luminescence of this garnet and different dopants in them. Furthermore, both TbAG:Ce NP films and SCFs are applicable for producing cathodoluminescent and scintillating screens with thickness in the μm/sub μm ranges.

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Bolek, P., Zeler, J., Gorbenko, V., Zorenko, T., Popielarski, P., Bartosiewicz, K.,... Zorenko, Y. (2020). Luminescent Properties of Nanopowder and Single-Crystalline Films of TbAG:Ce Garnet. physica status solidi (b).


Bolek, Paulina, et al. "Luminescent Properties of Nanopowder and Single-Crystalline Films of TbAG:Ce Garnet." physica status solidi (b) (2020).

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