Energy transfer to trace impurities in Cs2NaY1-xPrxCl6: Consequences for interpretation of emission decay curves

Vasquez, SO; Flint, CD


We report the P-3(0) --> (II4)-I-3, and P-3(0) --> (II4)-I-3 luminescence decay curves of Cs2NaY1-xPrxCl6 at 20 K as a function of excitation wave number in the region of the transitions to the P-3(0) State near 20 602 cm(-1), the P-3(1) State near 21 200 cm(-1) and the six components of the I-1(6) state distributed over the region 21164 to about 22000 cm(-1). For x = 0.001 and excitation into the absorption maxima, the decay curves are independent of excitation wave number and of the emission transition monitored, and are exactly exponential. Excitation at regions of weak absorption between the main absorption bands produces markedly different decay curves characterised by a prominent very fast relaxation at short times and a long exponential tail. The fast decay is strongly bon-exponential. On increasing the temperature, this fast process becomes less prominent, and it is not detectable in the 398 K curves. For x greater than or equal to 0.05, the fast process is not present at any temperature. We propose that this fast process is due to emission from PrCl63- ions perturbed by a nearby water molecule.

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Título según WOS: ID WOS:A1996VF82900009 Not found in local WOS DB
Título de la Revista: ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA A
Volumen: 90
Número: 2
Fecha de publicación: 1996
Página de inicio: 315
Página final: 322


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