Enhancing up conversion luminescence effect of β-NaYF4: Yb3+ and Tm3+ by Li+ ion doped approach

Min Hua Tsai, Tin Wei Shen, Kuan Bo Lin, Yen-Hsun Su

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Up-conversion (UC) is a photoluminescence process which converts few low energy photons to a higher energy photon. This process has more potential usages in many different fields like bioimaging, solar spectrum tuning, and security encoding. Nowadays, researches about UC mostly focusing on biomedical signory and synthesis of nanoparticles. The synthesis of NaYF4 nanoparticles executed under series of pH value condition results in different morphology and photoluminescence effect. Samples in low pH value created better consequent and quality than the specimen which had higher pH value. In addition, we observed NaYF4 samples of doping Li+, realizing that the action of distorting in the local symmetry around rare-earth ions is caused by Li+ doping. The NaYF4 microparticles which doped higher concentration of Li+ has strong fluorescence properties and intensities compared with their corresponding group of Li+-free, the blue emission 479 nm luminescence intensities and 454 nm luminescence intensities in NaYF4:Yb3+, Tm3+ microparticles doped 20 mol% Li+ are enhanced 3 and 8 times, separately. And violet emission luminescence intensities around 345 and 360 nm are about 10 and 7 times, respectively. The result indicated that the improved UC luminescence of NaYF4:Yb3+. Tm3+ microparticles with Li+ doping have potentially applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number380
JournalOptical and Quantum Electronics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Nov 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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