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dc.contributor.author Nedilko, S
dc.contributor.author Chukova, O
dc.contributor.author Malashkevich, G
dc.contributor.author Bokshits, Yu
dc.contributor.author Shevchenko, G
dc.date.accessioned 2022-05-30T10:19:24Z
dc.date.available 2022-05-30T10:19:24Z
dc.date.issued 2013-02-17
dc.identifier.uri http://depot.umc.edu.dz/handle/123456789/12619
dc.description.abstract The investigated series of films comprise the samples of undoped germanium oxide films, films doped only with gold, films doped only with europium, and the films co-doped with gold and europium. Concentrations of activators were 3% or 5% and 10% for the gold and europium dopants respectively. The films were deposited by sol-gel method on substrates using centrifugation of film-forming solution prepared from a GeO2 sol (pH = 8.0, concentration 5 wt %) and aqueous solutions of HAuCl4 and a europium tartrate complex. After drying, these films were annealed in air at different temperatures (Tann). Structure of the films surfaces were studied using the optical microscope (OM) atomic force microscope (AFM). This investigation reveals formation in the films doped with gold of fractal aggregates whose sizes depend on annealing temperature. In particular, sizes of the most of aggregates are small ≤ 30-50 nm for Tann = 800 °C. The films without gold are not characterised by formation of a large amount of aggregates, this is confirm that observed aggregated are the gold nanoparticles (Fig. 1). Thermal annealing and concentration effects on the spectral-luminescent properties of gel-films based on the GeO2 co-doped with europium and gold were carried out. The favourable conditions of thermal annealing of the films and concentrations of the co-dopants, which give multiple rise of intensity of the Eu3+ ions luminescence, were founded [1]. It has been established that samples of the 87GeO2-10Eu2O3-3Au composition annealed at Tann = 800°C show multiple increase of the Eu3+ luminescence intensities compared with samples of the 90GeO2-10Eu2O3 composition. Study of the excitation spectra and effects of irradiation on spectral-luminescent properties of the filmswere carried out in order to establish whether plasmon resonance of gold nanoparticles are responsible for increasing of the Eu3+ emission intensity or no,. Excitation spectra were studied in the maximums of luminescence of the each sample: 615 nm for the films doped with the Eu3+ ions, 690 nm for film doped only with gold and 550 nm for the undoped film [2]. We are able to suppose that for all types of emission main excitations take place with participation of processes in the matrix and the gold nanoparticles increase transfer of the excitation energy to emission centers. Various positions of maximum of the long wave length band and its shape also reveal its complex characters and presence of some additional components caused by gold nanoparticles those increase intensity of the Eu3+ ions emission.High resolution thermal imaging of the film’s surfaces was made using scanning luminescent procedure developed by Lionel Aigouy in Institut de Physique, Paris, France . Obtained data confirmed mentioned above supposition about structure of the films
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Université Frères Mentouri - Constantine 1
dc.subject microscope (AFM)
dc.subject HAuCl4
dc.subject nanoparticles
dc.subject nanoparticles
dc.subject the films
dc.type Article

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