Effect of heat-treatment on the upconversion of NaYF4:Yb3+, Er3+ nanocrystals containing silver phosphate glass
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|Julkaisu||Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids|
|Varhainen verkossa julkaisun päivämäärä||kesäkuuta 2020|
|DOI - pysyväislinkit|
|Tila||Julkaistu - 15 syyskuuta 2020|
Novel NaYF4:Yb3+, Er3+ nanocrystals containing phosphate glass with composition 83.25NaPO3–9.25NaF-5ZnO-2.5Ag2O (in mol%) was prepared by adding the NaYF4:Yb3+, Er3+ nanocrystals in the glass using the direct doping method. The optical and luminescence properties of this new glass are presented and discussed. The newly developed glass exhibits visible emission under 980 nm pumping with high intensity confirming the presence of the NaYF4:Yb3+, Er3+ nanocrystals in the glass. From the absorption spectrum of the as-prepared glass, it is showed that the as-prepared glasses contains already Ag nanoparticles which are thought to precipitate due to the decomposition of some of the NaYF4:Yb3+, Er3+ nanocrystals occurring during the glass preparation. A heat treatment of the glass was found to lead to the migration of Ag species at the surface of the glass as evidenced using SEM and to a decrease of the intensity of the upconversion mostly due to an increase of the inter defects in the NaYF4:Yb3+, Er3+ nanocrystals due to the heat treatment.