Journal of Applied Spectroscopy

, Volume 80, Issue 6, pp 855–860 | Cite as

Structural and Luminescent Properties of Sn-Doped SiO2 Layers

  • F. F. Komarov
  • L. A. Vlasukova
  • O. V. Milchanin
  • M. A. Makhavikou
  • I. N. Parkhomenko
  • E. Wendler
  • W. Wesch
  • A. V. Mudryi
  • G. A. Ismailova

The formation of tin nanocrystallites in a SiO2:Sn matrix using a high-dose implantation technique followed by high-temperature processing was studied. Structural phase transformations were studied by plan-view transmission electron microscopy. Optical properties of the implanted samples were investigated by photoluminescence. It was shown that annealing of the implanted SiO2 layers formed nanoprecipitates of β-Sn and caused the appearance of regions enriched in SnO2. Photoluminescence spectra of implanted and annealed samples exhibited intense emission in photon energy range 1.3–3.6 eV that was attributed to oxygen-deficit centers created in the SiO2:Sn matrix and at the nanocluster/SiO2 interface.


SiO2:Si structure Sn ion implantation high-temperature processing nanoclusters visible luminescence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. F. Komarov
    • 1
  • L. A. Vlasukova
    • 1
  • O. V. Milchanin
    • 2
  • M. A. Makhavikou
    • 2
  • I. N. Parkhomenko
    • 1
  • E. Wendler
    • 3
  • W. Wesch
    • 3
  • A. V. Mudryi
    • 4
  • G. A. Ismailova
    • 5
  1. 1.Belarusian State UniversityMinskBelarus
  2. 2.A. N. Sevchenko Institute of Applied Physical ProblemsBelarusian State UniversityMinskBelarus
  3. 3.Friedrich-Schiller UniversitatJenaGermany
  4. 4.Scientific and Practical Material Research CenterNational Academy of Sciences of BelarusMinskBelarus
  5. 5.Al-Farabi Kazakh National UniversityAlmatyKazakhstan

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