Abstract

Bulk SiO2-PbF2 oxyfluoride glasses co-doped with dispersed luminescent Ag nanoclusters and Tm3+ ions have been prepared by conventional melt-quenching method. Luminescence from 400 to 900 nm has been excited in this glass by UV light from 340 to 400 nm. The prepared glass has potential for application as a low cost glass phosphor in Hg-free white light generation in UV-driven devices, flexible monitors and as down-shifting layers for enhanced solar cells. Co-doping with Tm3+, which has an absorption band 3H61D2, affects the tint of the total Ag-Tm3+ white emission band of this glass by changing the excitation wavelength to about 365 nm, which is almost the same wavelength as that of a commercial LED.

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2012 (7)

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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J. J. Velázquez, V. K. Tikhomirov, L. F. Chibotaru, N. T. Cuong, A. S. Kuznetsov, V. D. Rodríguez, M. T. Nguyen, and V. V. Moshchalkov, “Energy level diagram and kinetics of luminescence of Ag nanoclusters dispersed in a glass host,” Opt. Express20(12), 13582–13591 (2012).
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A. S. Kuznetsov, V. K. Tikhomirov, and V. V. Moshchalkov, “Polarization memory of white luminescence of Ag nanoclusters dispersed in glass host,” Opt. Express20(19), 21576–21582 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2011 (2)

I. Díez and R. H. A. Ras, “Fluorescent silver nanoclusters,” Nanoscale3(5), 1963–1970 (2011).
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P. F. Smet, A. B. Parmentier, and D. Poelman, “Selecting conversion phosphors for white light emitting diodes,” J. Electrochem. Soc.158(6), R37–R54 (2011).
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2009 (1)

M. Eichelbaum and K. Rademann, and Adv. Funct. Mater “Plasmonic enhancement or energy transfer? On the luminescence of gold-, silver-, and lanthanide-doped silicate glasses and its potential for light-emitting devices,” Adv. Mater.19, 2045–2052 (2009).

2008 (1)

M. Eichelbaum, K. Rademann, A. Hoell, D. M. Tatchev, W. Weigel, R. Stößer, and G. Pacchioni, “Photoluminescence of atomic gold and silver particles in soda-lime silicate glasses,” Nanotechnology19(13), 135701 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2003 (1)

M. A. P. Silva, V. Briois, M. Poulain, Y. Messaddeq, and S. J. L. Ribeiro, “SiO2-PbF2-CdF2 glasses and glass ceramics,” J. Phys. Chem. Solids64(1), 95–105 (2003).
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1998 (1)

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1988 (1)

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C. Guery, J. L. Adam, and J. Lucas, “Optical properties of Tm3+ ions in indium-based fluoride glasses,” J. Lumin.42(4), 181–189 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Briois, V.

M. A. P. Silva, V. Briois, M. Poulain, Y. Messaddeq, and S. J. L. Ribeiro, “SiO2-PbF2-CdF2 glasses and glass ceramics,” J. Phys. Chem. Solids64(1), 95–105 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Bu, Y. Y.

X. F. Wang, X. H. Yan, Y. Y. Bu, J. Zhen, and Y. Xuan, “Fabrication, photoluminescence and potential application in white light emitting diode of Dy3+-Tm3+ doped transparent glass ceramics containing GdSr2F7nanocrystals,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process.112(2), 317–322 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Chen, D.

H. Lin, D. Chen, Y. Yu, R. Zhang, and Y. Wang, “Molecular-like Ag clusters sensitized near-infrared down-conversion luminescence in oxyfluoride glasses for broadband spectral modification,” Appl. Phys. Lett.103(9), 091902 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Chen, J.

Chibotaru, L. F.

M. V. Shestakov, N. T. Cuong, V. K. Tikhomirov, M. T. Nguyen, L. F. Chibotaru, and V. V. Moshchalkov, “Quantum chemistry modeling of luminescence kinetics of Ag nanoclusters dispersed in glass host,” J. Phys. Chem. C117(15), 7796–7800 (2013).
[CrossRef]

J. J. Velázquez, V. K. Tikhomirov, L. F. Chibotaru, N. T. Cuong, A. S. Kuznetsov, V. D. Rodríguez, M. T. Nguyen, and V. V. Moshchalkov, “Energy level diagram and kinetics of luminescence of Ag nanoclusters dispersed in a glass host,” Opt. Express20(12), 13582–13591 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Choi, S.

S. Choi, R. M. Dickson, and J. Yu, “Developing luminescent silver nanodots for biological applications,” Chem. Soc. Rev.41(5), 1867–1891 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Coutino-Gonzalez, E.

E. Coutino-Gonzalez, M. B. J. Roeffaers, B. Dieu, G. De Cremer, S. Leyre, P. Hanselaer, W. Fyen, B. Sels, and J. Hofkens, “Determination and optimization of the luminescence external quantum efficiency of silver-clusters zeolite composites,” J. Phys. Chem. C117(14), 6998–7004 (2013).
[CrossRef]

E. Coutino-Gonzalez, M. B. J. Roeffaers, B. Dieu, G. De Cremer, S. Leyre, P. Hanselaer, W. Fyen, B. Sels, and J. Hofkens, “Determination and optimization of the luminescence external quantum efficiency of silver-clusters zeolite composites,” J. Phys. Chem. C117(14), 6998–7004 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Cuong, N. T.

M. V. Shestakov, N. T. Cuong, V. K. Tikhomirov, M. T. Nguyen, L. F. Chibotaru, and V. V. Moshchalkov, “Quantum chemistry modeling of luminescence kinetics of Ag nanoclusters dispersed in glass host,” J. Phys. Chem. C117(15), 7796–7800 (2013).
[CrossRef]

J. J. Velázquez, V. K. Tikhomirov, L. F. Chibotaru, N. T. Cuong, A. S. Kuznetsov, V. D. Rodríguez, M. T. Nguyen, and V. V. Moshchalkov, “Energy level diagram and kinetics of luminescence of Ag nanoclusters dispersed in a glass host,” Opt. Express20(12), 13582–13591 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

De Cremer, G.

E. Coutino-Gonzalez, M. B. J. Roeffaers, B. Dieu, G. De Cremer, S. Leyre, P. Hanselaer, W. Fyen, B. Sels, and J. Hofkens, “Determination and optimization of the luminescence external quantum efficiency of silver-clusters zeolite composites,” J. Phys. Chem. C117(14), 6998–7004 (2013).
[CrossRef]

E. Coutino-Gonzalez, M. B. J. Roeffaers, B. Dieu, G. De Cremer, S. Leyre, P. Hanselaer, W. Fyen, B. Sels, and J. Hofkens, “Determination and optimization of the luminescence external quantum efficiency of silver-clusters zeolite composites,” J. Phys. Chem. C117(14), 6998–7004 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Dickson, R. M.

S. Choi, R. M. Dickson, and J. Yu, “Developing luminescent silver nanodots for biological applications,” Chem. Soc. Rev.41(5), 1867–1891 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dieu, B.

E. Coutino-Gonzalez, M. B. J. Roeffaers, B. Dieu, G. De Cremer, S. Leyre, P. Hanselaer, W. Fyen, B. Sels, and J. Hofkens, “Determination and optimization of the luminescence external quantum efficiency of silver-clusters zeolite composites,” J. Phys. Chem. C117(14), 6998–7004 (2013).
[CrossRef]

E. Coutino-Gonzalez, M. B. J. Roeffaers, B. Dieu, G. De Cremer, S. Leyre, P. Hanselaer, W. Fyen, B. Sels, and J. Hofkens, “Determination and optimization of the luminescence external quantum efficiency of silver-clusters zeolite composites,” J. Phys. Chem. C117(14), 6998–7004 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Díez, I.

I. Díez and R. H. A. Ras, “Fluorescent silver nanoclusters,” Nanoscale3(5), 1963–1970 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Eichelbaum, M.

M. Eichelbaum and K. Rademann, and Adv. Funct. Mater “Plasmonic enhancement or energy transfer? On the luminescence of gold-, silver-, and lanthanide-doped silicate glasses and its potential for light-emitting devices,” Adv. Mater.19, 2045–2052 (2009).

M. Eichelbaum, K. Rademann, A. Hoell, D. M. Tatchev, W. Weigel, R. Stößer, and G. Pacchioni, “Photoluminescence of atomic gold and silver particles in soda-lime silicate glasses,” Nanotechnology19(13), 135701 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Emmerling, F.

A. Simo, J. Polte, N. Pfänder, U. Vainio, F. Emmerling, and K. Rademann, “Formation mechanism of silver nanoparticles stabilized in glassy matrices,” J. Am. Chem. Soc.134(45), 18824–18833 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fan, S.

S. Fan, C. Yu, D. He, K. Li, and L. Hu, “White light emission from γ-irradiated Ag/Eu co-doped phosphate glass under NUV light excitation,” J. Alloy. Comp.518, 80–85 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Fron, E.

V. K. Tikhomirov, T. Vosch, E. Fron, V. D. Rodríguez, J. J. Velázquez, D. Kirilenko, G. Van Tendeloo, J. Hofkens, M. Van der Auweraer, and V. V. Moshchalkov, “Luminescence of oxyfluoride glasses co-doped with Ag nanoclusters and Yb3+ ions,” RSC Adv.2(4), 1496–1501 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Fyen, W.

E. Coutino-Gonzalez, M. B. J. Roeffaers, B. Dieu, G. De Cremer, S. Leyre, P. Hanselaer, W. Fyen, B. Sels, and J. Hofkens, “Determination and optimization of the luminescence external quantum efficiency of silver-clusters zeolite composites,” J. Phys. Chem. C117(14), 6998–7004 (2013).
[CrossRef]

E. Coutino-Gonzalez, M. B. J. Roeffaers, B. Dieu, G. De Cremer, S. Leyre, P. Hanselaer, W. Fyen, B. Sels, and J. Hofkens, “Determination and optimization of the luminescence external quantum efficiency of silver-clusters zeolite composites,” J. Phys. Chem. C117(14), 6998–7004 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Gaska, S.

M. S. Shur and S. Gaska, “Deep-ultraviolet light emitting diodes,” IEEE Trans. Electron. Dev.57(1), 12–25 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Guery, C.

C. Guery, J. L. Adam, and J. Lucas, “Optical properties of Tm3+ ions in indium-based fluoride glasses,” J. Lumin.42(4), 181–189 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Guild, J.

T. Smith and J. Guild, “The C.I.E. colorimetric standards and their use,” Trans. Opt. Soc.33(3), 73–134 (1931–32).
[CrossRef]

Guo, H.

Hanselaer, P.

E. Coutino-Gonzalez, M. B. J. Roeffaers, B. Dieu, G. De Cremer, S. Leyre, P. Hanselaer, W. Fyen, B. Sels, and J. Hofkens, “Determination and optimization of the luminescence external quantum efficiency of silver-clusters zeolite composites,” J. Phys. Chem. C117(14), 6998–7004 (2013).
[CrossRef]

E. Coutino-Gonzalez, M. B. J. Roeffaers, B. Dieu, G. De Cremer, S. Leyre, P. Hanselaer, W. Fyen, B. Sels, and J. Hofkens, “Determination and optimization of the luminescence external quantum efficiency of silver-clusters zeolite composites,” J. Phys. Chem. C117(14), 6998–7004 (2013).
[CrossRef]

He, D.

S. Fan, C. Yu, D. He, K. Li, and L. Hu, “White light emission from γ-irradiated Ag/Eu co-doped phosphate glass under NUV light excitation,” J. Alloy. Comp.518, 80–85 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Hoell, A.

M. Eichelbaum, K. Rademann, A. Hoell, D. M. Tatchev, W. Weigel, R. Stößer, and G. Pacchioni, “Photoluminescence of atomic gold and silver particles in soda-lime silicate glasses,” Nanotechnology19(13), 135701 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hofkens, J.

E. Coutino-Gonzalez, M. B. J. Roeffaers, B. Dieu, G. De Cremer, S. Leyre, P. Hanselaer, W. Fyen, B. Sels, and J. Hofkens, “Determination and optimization of the luminescence external quantum efficiency of silver-clusters zeolite composites,” J. Phys. Chem. C117(14), 6998–7004 (2013).
[CrossRef]

E. Coutino-Gonzalez, M. B. J. Roeffaers, B. Dieu, G. De Cremer, S. Leyre, P. Hanselaer, W. Fyen, B. Sels, and J. Hofkens, “Determination and optimization of the luminescence external quantum efficiency of silver-clusters zeolite composites,” J. Phys. Chem. C117(14), 6998–7004 (2013).
[CrossRef]

V. K. Tikhomirov, T. Vosch, E. Fron, V. D. Rodríguez, J. J. Velázquez, D. Kirilenko, G. Van Tendeloo, J. Hofkens, M. Van der Auweraer, and V. V. Moshchalkov, “Luminescence of oxyfluoride glasses co-doped with Ag nanoclusters and Yb3+ ions,” RSC Adv.2(4), 1496–1501 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Hu, L.

S. Fan, C. Yu, D. He, K. Li, and L. Hu, “White light emission from γ-irradiated Ag/Eu co-doped phosphate glass under NUV light excitation,” J. Alloy. Comp.518, 80–85 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Kanno, R.

Y. Kawamoto, R. Kanno, and J. Qiu, “Upconversion luminescence of Er3+ in transparent SiO2-PbF2-ErF3 glass ceramics,” J. Mater. Sci.33(1), 63–67 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Kawamoto, Y.

Y. Kawamoto, R. Kanno, and J. Qiu, “Upconversion luminescence of Er3+ in transparent SiO2-PbF2-ErF3 glass ceramics,” J. Mater. Sci.33(1), 63–67 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Kirilenko, D.

V. K. Tikhomirov, T. Vosch, E. Fron, V. D. Rodríguez, J. J. Velázquez, D. Kirilenko, G. Van Tendeloo, J. Hofkens, M. Van der Auweraer, and V. V. Moshchalkov, “Luminescence of oxyfluoride glasses co-doped with Ag nanoclusters and Yb3+ ions,” RSC Adv.2(4), 1496–1501 (2012).
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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Absorption spectra of the glass host 55SiO2-45PbF2 doped with 1, 2.5, 5 and 10 wt% AgNO3.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Emission and excitation spectra of Ag nanoclusters embedded in a glass host 55SiO2-45PbF2 (a) and 60SiO2-40PbF2 (b), comparison of excitation and emission spectra of Ag nanoclusters in the both hosts and with varying AgNO3 content (c).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Excitation and emission spectra of the pure (no silver) 0.1 mol% Tm3+ doped glass (a,b) and the Ag and Tm3+ co-doped glass (c,d), respectively.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

CIE chromaticity diagrams for Ag, Tm3+ - co-doped glasses cooled down in room temperature mould (a) and in a Pt crucible (b), excited in the range from 350 to 380 nm. Inserts in (a, b) show photographs of these white-luminescent Ag, Tm3+ -co-doped glasses. Excitation wavelengths are also indicated in the figure.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Emission (a,c) and excitation (b,d) spectra of Ag, Tm3+-co-doped glasses cooled down in the mould and the crucible.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Energy level diagram of the Ag nanoclusters (left) and Tm3+ ions (right) [23] (a), and decay kinetics detected at 795 nm (b).

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