The Study of the Luminescence of Solid Solutions Based on Yttrium Fluoride Doped with Ytterbium and Europium for Photonics

Keywords: rare earth fl uorides, phosphors, solar panels, down-conversion luminescence.

Abstract

The majority of the global market for solar photovoltaic devices is based on silicon technology. It is very important to increase their effi ciency through the use of luminescent coatings, including those converting radiation from the UV-blue region of the spectrum into the near-infrared range, where silicon absorbs radiation most effi ciently (Stokes or downconversion luminescence), or from the infrared region of the spectrum in the near-infrared range (up-conversion luminescence). The aim of this research was to synthesize and study the spectral-kinetic characteristics of single-phase solid solutions of Y1–x–yEuxYbyF3 and to determine the quantum yield of down-conversion luminescence.
Using the method of high-temperature melting, single-phase samples of solid solutions of Y1–x–yEuxYbyF3 with orthorhombic system were synthesized. For the series of samples with different Eu3+/Yb3+ ratios, upon double doping with these ions, the formation of the corresponding solid solutions with a crystal lattice of the b-YF3 phase was confi rmed. Their chemical composition was determined using the energy dispersion analysis, and it was established that it corresponds to the nominal one. It was shown that both Eu3+ and Yb3+ ions become luminescent upon excitation at wavelengths of 266 nm and 296 nm.
This indicates these compounds as promising sensitisers of UV radiation. In this case, upon excitation at a wavelength of 266 nm, luminescence of Eu2+ ions was recorded. The maximum quantum yield values (2.2 %) of the ytterbium downconversion luminescence in the near-infrared wavelength range upon excitation at a wavelength of 266 nm were recorded for YF3:Eu:Yb with the Eu3+:Yb3+ ratios of 0.1:10.0 and 0.05:5.00.

 

 

 

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Author Biographies

Sergey V. Kuznetsov, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 38 Vavilov str., Moscow 119991, Russian Federation

PhD in Chemistry, Leading
Researcher, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the
Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian
Federation; e-mail: kouznetzovsv@gmail.com

Aleksei S. Nizamutdinov, Kazan Federal University, 18 Kremlyovskaya str., Kazan 420008, Russian Federation

PhD in Physics and
Mathematics, Associate Professor, Kazan Federal
University; Kazan, Russian Federation; e-mail:
anizamutdinov@mail.ru

Eduard I. Madirov, Kazan Federal University, 18 Kremlyovskaya str., Kazan 420008, Russian Federation

Postgraduate student, Kazan
Federal University, Kazan, Russian Federation; e-mail:ed.madirov@gmail.com.

Vasilii A. Konyushkin, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 38 Vavilov str., Moscow 119991, Russian Federation

PhD in Technical Sciences,
Head of Laboratory, Prokhorov General Physics
Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow,
Russian Federation

Andrei N. Nakladov,, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 38 Vavilov str., Moscow 119991, Russian Federation

Research Fellow, Prokhorov
General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of
Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation

Valery V. Voronov, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 38 Vavilov str., Moscow 119991, Russian Federation

PhD in Physics and Mathematics,
Head of Laboratory, Prokhorov General Physics
Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow,
Russian Federation; e-mail: voronov@lst.gpi.ru.

Aleksei D. Yapryntsev, Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 31 Leninsky pr., Moscow, 119991 Russian Federation

Postgraduate student,
Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry
of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian
Federation

Vladimir K. Ivanov, Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 31 Leninsky pr., Moscow, 119991 Russian Federation

DSc in Chemistry, Associate
Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Director
of the Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic
Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences,
Moscow, Russian Federation; e-mail: van@igic.ras.ru.

Vadim V Semashko, Kazan Federal University, 18 Kremlyovskaya str., Kazan 420008, Russian Federation

DSc in Physics and Mathematics,
Professor, Kazan Federal University, Kazan, Russian
Federation

Pavel P. Fedorov, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 38 Vavilov str., Moscow 119991, Russian Federation

DSc in Chemistry, Head of
Department, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of
the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian
Federation; e-mail: ppfedorov@yandex.ru.

Published
2020-06-25
How to Cite
Kuznetsov, S. V., Nizamutdinov, A. S., Madirov, E. I., Konyushkin, V. A., Nakladov, A. N., Voronov, V. V., Yapryntsev, A. D., Ivanov, V. K., Semashko, V. V., & Fedorov, P. P. (2020). The Study of the Luminescence of Solid Solutions Based on Yttrium Fluoride Doped with Ytterbium and Europium for Photonics. Kondensirovannye Sredy I Mezhfaznye Granitsy = Condensed Matter and Interphases, 22(2), 225-231. https://doi.org/10.17308/kcmf.2020.22/2834
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