Ce-doped borosilicate (BSG), phosphosilicate (PSG), and borophosphosilicate (BPSG) glasses (B:P:Si molar ratios 8:0:92, 0:8:92, and 8:8:84; Ce:Si molar ratio 1 x 10(-)(4) to 1 x 10(-)(2)) were prepared by the sol-gel method. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), (31)P, (29)Si, and (11)B magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (MAS NMR), electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), and UV-vis absorption investigations demonstrated that, in PSG and BPSG, Ce(3+) ions interact with phosphoryl, [O=PO(3/2)], metaphosphate, [O=PO(2/ 2)O](-), and pyrophosphate, [O=PO(1/2)O(2)](2)(-), groups, linked to a silica network. This inhibits both CeO(2) segregation and oxidation of isolated Ce(3+) ions to Ce(4+), up to Ce:Si = 5 x 10(-)(3). In BSG, neither trigonal [BO(3/2)] nor tetrahedral [BO(4/2)](-) boron units coordinate cerium; thus, Ce(3+) oxidation occurs even at Ce:Si = 1 x 10(-)(4), as in pure silica glass (SG). The homogeneous rare-earth dispersion in the host matrix and the stabilization of the Ce(3+) oxidation state enhanced the intensity of the photoluminescence emission in PSG and BPSG with respect to BSG and SG. The energy of the Ce(3+) emission band in PSG and BPSG matrixes agrees with the phosphate environment of the rare earth.

Stability of luminescent trivalent cerium in silica host glasses modified by boron and phosphorus

SPEGHINI, Adolfo;BETTINELLI, Marco Giovanni
2005-01-01

Abstract

Ce-doped borosilicate (BSG), phosphosilicate (PSG), and borophosphosilicate (BPSG) glasses (B:P:Si molar ratios 8:0:92, 0:8:92, and 8:8:84; Ce:Si molar ratio 1 x 10(-)(4) to 1 x 10(-)(2)) were prepared by the sol-gel method. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), (31)P, (29)Si, and (11)B magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (MAS NMR), electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), and UV-vis absorption investigations demonstrated that, in PSG and BPSG, Ce(3+) ions interact with phosphoryl, [O=PO(3/2)], metaphosphate, [O=PO(2/ 2)O](-), and pyrophosphate, [O=PO(1/2)O(2)](2)(-), groups, linked to a silica network. This inhibits both CeO(2) segregation and oxidation of isolated Ce(3+) ions to Ce(4+), up to Ce:Si = 5 x 10(-)(3). In BSG, neither trigonal [BO(3/2)] nor tetrahedral [BO(4/2)](-) boron units coordinate cerium; thus, Ce(3+) oxidation occurs even at Ce:Si = 1 x 10(-)(4), as in pure silica glass (SG). The homogeneous rare-earth dispersion in the host matrix and the stabilization of the Ce(3+) oxidation state enhanced the intensity of the photoluminescence emission in PSG and BPSG with respect to BSG and SG. The energy of the Ce(3+) emission band in PSG and BPSG matrixes agrees with the phosphate environment of the rare earth.
ELECTRON-SPIN-RESONANCE; ENERGY-RESOLUTION SCINTILLATOR; NUCLEAR-MAGNETIC-RESONANCE
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