Journal of Applied Spectroscopy

, Volume 84, Issue 6, pp 1072–1077 | Cite as

Structure and Cathodoluminescent Properties of Y2O3:Eu Thin Films at Different Activator Concentrations

  • O. M. Bordun
  • I. O. Bordun
  • I. Yo. Kukharskyy
  • Zh. Ya. Tsapovska
  • M. V. Partyka

The surface structure and cathodoluminescence (CL) spectra of thin films of Y2O3:Eu obtained by HF ion plasma sputtering were investigated by varying the activator concentration in the range of 1.0–7.5 mole%. The possibility of creating irregular solutions of yttrium and europium oxides and the structural features of the small and large crystallites that form the Y2O3:Eu film were demonstrated on the basis of the shape of the CL spectra at different activator concentrations. The critical distance for interaction between the Eu3+ ions at nodes with C2 and C3i point symmetry was estimated, and a mechanism of energy migration between these centers was proposed.


yttrium oxide surface texture cathodoluminescence thin film 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. M. Bordun
    • 1
  • I. O. Bordun
    • 1
  • I. Yo. Kukharskyy
    • 1
  • Zh. Ya. Tsapovska
    • 1
  • M. V. Partyka
    • 1
  1. 1.Ivan Franko L’viv National UniversityL’vovUkraine

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