Upconversion Luminescence (upconversion + luminescence)

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Selected Abstracts


Synthesis, Upconversion Luminescence and Magnetic Properties of New Lanthanide,Organic Frameworks with (43)2(46,66,83) Topology

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, Issue 21 2007
Danfeng Weng
Abstract The synthesis and crystal structures of three new lanthanide,organic frameworks [Ln(pza)(OH)(H2O)]n (Ln = Y(1), Er(2), Yb(3); H2pza = 2,3-pyrazinedicarboxylic acid) with helical chains and novel 2D (43)2(46,66,83) topology are reported. The topology is obtained by simplifying the dinuclear metal core as a six-connected node and the ligand as a three-connected linker. The upconversion property measurement gives green and red emissions coming from two-photon excitation of Y: Er, Yb codoped coordination polymer and arising from ErIII transitions of 4S3/2/2H11/2,4I15/2 and 4F9/2,4I15/2. The magnetic properties of complexes 2 and 3 are also studied.( Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 69451 Weinheim, Germany, 2007) [source]


Upconverting Nanoparticles: The Active-Core/Active-Shell Approach: A Strategy to Enhance the Upconversion Luminescence in Lanthanide-Doped Nanoparticles (Adv. Funct.

ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, Issue 18 2009
Mater.
Lanthanide-doped nanoparticles capable of (up)converting near-infrared (NIR) light to higher energies via an anti-Stokes process known as upconversion have demonstrated extraordinary potential in biological applications on the virtue that background fluorescence is near-zero. To maximize the intensity of the upconverted luminescence in lanthanide-doped nanoparticles, Vetrone et al. utilize a core/active-shell architecture where the active-shell readily absorbs NIR light and transfers it to the active luminescent core, thereby increasing the upconversion emission, as described on page 2924. [source]


The Active-Core/Active-Shell Approach: A Strategy to Enhance the Upconversion Luminescence in Lanthanide-Doped Nanoparticles

ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, Issue 18 2009
Fiorenzo Vetrone
Abstract Nanoparticles of NaGdF4 doped with trivalent erbium (Er3+) and ytterbium (Yb3+) are prepared by a modified thermal decomposition synthesis from trifluoroacetate precursors in 1-octadecene and oleic acid. The nanoparticles emit visible upconverted luminescence on excitation with near-infrared light. To minimize quenching of this luminescence by surface defects and surface-associated ligands, the nanoparticles are coated with a shell of NaGdF4. The intensity of the upconversion luminescence is compared for nanoparticles that were coated with an undoped shell (inert shell) and similar particles coated with a Yb3+ -doped shell (active shell). Luminescence is also measured for nanoparticles lacking the shell (core only), and doped with Yb3+ at levels corresponding to the doped and undoped core/shell materials respectively. Upconversion luminescence was more intense for the core/shell materials than for the uncoated nanoparticles, and is greatest for the materials having the "active" doped shell. Increasing the Yb3+ concentration in the "core-only" nanoparticles decreases the upconversion luminescence intensity. The processes responsible for the upconversion are presented and the potential advantages of "active-core"/"active-shell" nanoparticles are discussed. [source]


Upconversion Luminescence in ,-AlON:Yb3+,Tm3+ Ceramic Phosphors

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY, Issue 8 2009
Fang Zhang
Upconversion emission properties of ,-AlON:Yb3+,Tm3+ phosphors were investigated under single-wavelength diode laser excitation of 980 nm. Blue (479 nm) and red (653 nm) emission bands were observed which correspond to the transitions of 1G4,3H6 and 1G4,3F4 of Tm3+ ions, respectively. The upconversion spectra show a concentration-dependent luminescence intensity, reaching its peak at a concentration of 1.2 mol% Yb and 0.5 mol% Tm. Pump power dependence of the upconversion emission intensity (P,I) revealed that a two-photon process was involved in the blue and red emissions. [source]


The Active-Core/Active-Shell Approach: A Strategy to Enhance the Upconversion Luminescence in Lanthanide-Doped Nanoparticles

ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, Issue 18 2009
Fiorenzo Vetrone
Abstract Nanoparticles of NaGdF4 doped with trivalent erbium (Er3+) and ytterbium (Yb3+) are prepared by a modified thermal decomposition synthesis from trifluoroacetate precursors in 1-octadecene and oleic acid. The nanoparticles emit visible upconverted luminescence on excitation with near-infrared light. To minimize quenching of this luminescence by surface defects and surface-associated ligands, the nanoparticles are coated with a shell of NaGdF4. The intensity of the upconversion luminescence is compared for nanoparticles that were coated with an undoped shell (inert shell) and similar particles coated with a Yb3+ -doped shell (active shell). Luminescence is also measured for nanoparticles lacking the shell (core only), and doped with Yb3+ at levels corresponding to the doped and undoped core/shell materials respectively. Upconversion luminescence was more intense for the core/shell materials than for the uncoated nanoparticles, and is greatest for the materials having the "active" doped shell. Increasing the Yb3+ concentration in the "core-only" nanoparticles decreases the upconversion luminescence intensity. The processes responsible for the upconversion are presented and the potential advantages of "active-core"/"active-shell" nanoparticles are discussed. [source]


A Strategy to Achieve Efficient Dual-Mode Luminescence of Eu3+ in Lanthanides Doped Multifunctional NaGdF4 Nanocrystals

ADVANCED MATERIALS, Issue 30 2010
Yongsheng Liu
A strategy is proposed to fabricate dual-mode luminescent NaGdF4 nanocrystals that are composed of NaGdF4:Yb3+,Tm3+ core and NaGdF4:Eu3+ shell. Intense downconversion via the sensitization of Gd3+ and upconversion luminescence of Eu3+ that is one order of magnitude higher than the triply-doped core only counterparts have been achieved by employing the distinct core/shell nanostructures and double sensitizations of Yb3+ and Tm3+. [source]