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Processing and characterization of phosphate glasses containing CaAl2O4:Eu2+,Nd3+ and SrAl2O4:Eu2+,Dy3+ microparticles

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3863-3871
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the European Ceramic Society
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


In this paper, phosphate based glasses with persistent luminescence properties were processed using standard melting process in air by adding SrAl2O4:Eu2+,Dy3+ or CaAl2O4:Eu2+,Nd3+ in the glass batch before melting. All produced glasses were characterized using SEM/EDXA, Raman spectroscopy and photoluminescence. We discuss the effect of melting conditions (temperature and duration of the melting) on the persistent luminescence properties of the microparticles containing glasses. It is demonstrated that the melting in air allows for the preparation of glasses with persistent luminescence if the melting conditions are carefully controlled.


  • Persistent luminescence, Phosphate glasses, SrAl<inf>2</inf>O<inf>4</inf>:Eu<sup>2+</sup>,Dy<sup>3+</sup> and CaAl<inf>2</inf>O<inf>4</inf>:Eu<sup>2+</sup>,Nd<sup>3+</sup> microparticles

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