WEB Enhanced upconversion efficiency in LiYF4:Yb+3,Tm+3 nanocrystals by using anhydrous molecular precursorsThursday (24.09.2020) 10:55 - 11:10 Z: Special Symposia I Part of:
A major challenge in the field of up-conversion nanomaterials (UC) is the search for improved up-conversion luminescence. Compared to conventional luminophores, the quantum yields of lanthanide-doped nanoparticles are extremely low (typically <1%) and, in general, about an order of magnitude lower than those of corresponding up-conversion bulk materials . It is well known that OH defects in nanocrystals are the main cause of up-conversion quenching . Although SiO2@UCNP core-shell architectures are an established approach of increasing the efficiency of upconversion luminescence, this strategy cannot be universally used for all types of applications. We used anhydrous molecular precursors as a synthesis strategy to improve the up-conversion efficiency in lanthanide-doped nanocrystals (NCs). These well-defined molecular precursors allow to obtain different morphologies of LiYF4:Yb+3,Tm+3 nanocrystals under different conditions, which exhibit up-conversion efficiency comparable to that of UC bulk material. This work will describe the synthesis and full characterization of new lanthanide precursors and LiYF4:Yb+3,Tm+3 NCs as well as a comparative up-conversion study of nanocrystals and single crystals.
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