Evidences of Rare-Earth Nanophases Embedded in Silica Using Vibrational Spectroscopy

@article{Vedda2010EvidencesOR,
  title={Evidences of Rare-Earth Nanophases Embedded in Silica Using Vibrational Spectroscopy},
  author={Anna Vedda and Norberto Chiodini and Mauro Fasoli and Alessandro Lauria and Federico Moretti and Daniela D Di Martino and Andrea Baraldi and Elisa Buffagni and Rosanna Capelletti and Margherita Mazzera and Pavel Boh{\'a}{\vc}ek and Eva Mih{\'o}kov{\'a}},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={57},
  pages={1361-1369}
}
Transmission electron microscopy, Raman scattering, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and radio-luminescence are employed to investigate rare-earth (RE) incorporation and aggregate formation in silica glasses prepared by the Sol-Gel method and doped with Ce3+, or Tb3+, Gd3+, Yb3+ with concentrations up to several mol%. The results demonstrate that… CONTINUE READING