Researchers from South China University of Technology Report on Findings in Nanocrystals (Enhanced up-conversion in Er3+-doped transparent glass-ceramics containing NaYbF4 nanocrystals)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Investigators publish new report on Nanocrystals. According to news reporting from Guangdong, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Highly transparent Er3+ doped oxyfluoride glass-ceramics containing cubic NaYbF4 nanocrystals were fabricated in an aluminosilicate matrix by melt-quenching technique. Their structural properties, optical properties and enhanced up-conversion behaviors were systemically investigated by XRD, TEM, HRTEM techniques and absorption, up-conversion spectra."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the South China University of Technology, "Excited by 980 nm laser, samples present characteristic emissions of Er3+. Compared with precursor glasses, the intensity of red emission increases by 15 times for GC650 after crystallization."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Our work indicates that transparent NaYbF4 glass-ceramics may be used as potential host for up-conversion."
For more information on this research see: Enhanced up-conversion in Er3+-doped transparent glass-ceramics containing NaYbF4 nanocrystals. Journal of Luminescence, 2014;152():168-171. Journal of Luminescence can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Journal of Luminescence - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/505700)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting X.M. Li, S China Univ Technol, State Key Lab Luminescent Mat & Devices, Guangzhou 510640, Guangdong, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include H. Guo, Y.L. Wei, Y.R. Guo, H. Lu, H.M. Noh and J.H. Jeong (see also Nanocrystals).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Guangdong, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China
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