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Luminescent properties of synthesized PbS nanoparticle phosphors
(University of the Free State, 2008-08)
Luminescent lead sulphide (PbS) nanoparticles embedded in an amorphous silica (SiO2) matrix were synthesized at room temperature by a sol-gel process. The prepared nanocomposite materials were crushed into powders and ...
Synthesis and characterization of down−conversion nanophosphors
(University of the Free State, 2014-10)
Luminescent zinc aluminate (ZnAl2O4) nanoparticles, crystalline–low quartz and amorphous silica powders were incorporated with Ce3+ and Tb3+ ions. These powders were successfully synthesized by the solution combustion and ...
Luminescence from lanthanide ions and the effect of co-doping in silica and other hosts
(University of the Free State, 2012-07)
Amorphous silica powders doped with lanthanide ions were synthesised by the sol-gel method and their cathodoluminescence (CL) and photoluminescence (PL) emissions were compared. Interesting differences depending on the ...
Synthesis and characterization of MgAl₂O₄ and (MgxZn₁-x)Al₂O₄) mixed spinel phospors
(University of the Free State, 2014-01)
Magnesium aluminate (MgAl2O4) has received special attention as a technologically important material because of its attractive properties, such as mechanical strength, chemical inertness, a wideband gap, relatively low ...
Luminescence investigation of trivalent rare earth ions in sol-gel derived SiO₂ and ZnO co-doped SiO₂:Pr³⁺
(University of the Free State, 2011-05)
Tb3+-Pr3+ , Ce3+-Pr3+ , and Eu3+-Pr3+ ion pairs co-doped in SiO2 were successfully synthesized using a sol gel method to produce rare earth activated oxide nanophosphors. Green emitting ZnO nanoparticles were also successfully ...