Raman Spectrum of Er-Y-codoped ZrO2 and Fluorescence Properties of Er3+
- Received Date: 2006-03-28
Abstract: Er-Y-codoped ZrO2 mixed oxides with monoclinic, tetragonal and cubic structures were prepared by a sol-gel method. The crystal structure of ZrO2 matrix and the effect of the ZrO2 phases on the fluorescence properties of Er3+ were studied using Raman spectroscopy. The results indicated that the fluorescence properties of Er3+ depend on its local ZrO2 crystal structures. As ZrO2 matrix transferred from monoclinic to tetragonal and cubic phase, the Raman and fluorescence bands of Er3+ decreased in intensities and tended to form a single peak. With 632.8 nm excitation, the bands between 640 and 680 nm were attributed to the fluorescence of Er3+ in the ZrO2 environment. However, only the fluorescence was observed and no Raman spectra were seen under 514.5 nm excitation, while only Raman spectra were observed under 325 nm excitation. UV Raman spectroscopy was found to be more sensitive in the surface region while the information provided by XRD mainly came from the bulk. The phase with lower symmetry forms more easily on the surface than in the bulk.
|Citation:||Jun He, Meng-fei Luo, Ling-yun Jin, Mai He, Ping Fang, Yun-long Xie. Raman Spectrum of Er-Y-codoped ZrO2 and Fluorescence Properties of Er3+[J]. Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics , 2007, 20(1): 90-94. doi: 10.1360/cjcp2007.20(1).90.5|