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Silver Nanoparticles Enhance Thermoluminescence and Photoluminescence Response in Li2B4O7 Glass Doped with Dy3+ and Yb3+

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Lithium borate glass matrices doped with Dy3+ and Yb3+, containing silver nanoparticles in different concentrations are synthesized and characterized in this work. The Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy confirms formation of silver nanoparticles in the samples. Absorption spectra of the samples show the presence of a broadband spectrum associated due to the surface plasmon effect of the silver nanoparticles. A strong surface plasmon band bellow 400 nm appears after the annealing process, due to the formation of silver nanoparticles with radius of 5–15 nm. The transition peaks of Dy3+ are also observed at 386, 446, 798, 917, 1088, 1265 and 1669 nm. Additionally, a large peak at 976 nm belonging to the absorption band corresponding to the Yb3+ is observed. Emission spectra under 406 nm pumping show two prominent bands at 506 and 590 nm belonging to the Dy3+ transitions 4F9/2 → 6H15/2 and 4F9/2 → 6H13/2, respectively. The fluorescence in the 480 nm and 525 nm spectral ranges enhanced with the silver nanoparticles contained in the samples. Is the first time, the luminescence studies of the lithium borate matrix doped with Dy3+ and Yb3+ containing silver nanoparticles is done. The basic parameters defining the lasing-amplifying potential of the glass matrices as a function of silver nanoparticles concentration are calculated. The Thermoluminescence response to UV irradiation also exhibits significant enhancement with the increment of silver nanoparticles in the samples.

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This work is partially supported by Conacyt under grant CB-2015/257599 and DAIP-UGTO under the projects 225 and 172 from the Institutional Research Grants 2018.

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Vallejo, M.A., Elias, J.A., Honorato, M. et al. Silver Nanoparticles Enhance Thermoluminescence and Photoluminescence Response in Li2B4O7 Glass Doped with Dy3+ and Yb3+. J Fluoresc (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10895-019-02479-w

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Keywords

  • Borate
  • Glass matrices
  • Dy3 +
  • Yb3 +
  • Silver nanoparticles
  • Thermoluminescence intensity
  • Kinetic parameters