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New Findings in Optical Research Described from Kumamoto University

June 17, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Current study results on Optical Research have been published. According to news reporting originating in Kumamoto, Japan, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "The monolithic silica glass doped with Tb3+ ions was fabricated using the SiO2-PVA nanocomposite as the glass precursor."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Kumamoto University, "In order to dope Tb3+ ions in the monolithic silica glass, the mesoporous SiO2-PVA nanocomposite was immersed in the Tb3+ ions contained solution and subsequently sintered at 1100 degrees C in air. Consequently the monolithic transparent silica glass was obtained, exhibiting green fluorescence attributed to D-5(4) ? F-7(5) main transitions under UV excitation."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The Tb concentration in the sintered glass could be controlled by immersion time of the nanocomposite in the solution."

For more information on this research see: Preparation and photoluminescence of monolithic silica glass doped with Tb3+ ions using SiO2-PVA nanocomposite. Optical Materials, 2014;36(7):1119-1122. Optical Materials can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier -; Optical Materials -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting H. Ikeda, Kumamoto University, Fac Educ & Masters Course Educ, Chuo Ku, Kumamoto 8608555, Japan. Additional authors for this research include T. Murata and S. Fujino.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Japan, Kumamoto, Optical Research

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