Quantum confinement effect on Gd2O3 clusters.


The evolution of the gap of a nanoscaled insulator material, namely, Gd(2)O(3), has been observed by means of vacuum ultraviolet excitation spectra of a dopant (Eu(3+)). The nanoparticles have been synthesized by the low energy cluster beam deposition technique and grown afterward by different annealing steps. A gap shift towards the blue is observed… (More)


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@article{Mercier2007QuantumCE, title={Quantum confinement effect on Gd2O3 clusters.}, author={Brigitte Mercier and Gilles Ledoux and Ch Dujardin and D. Navas - Nicol{\'a}s and Bruno Masenelli and Patrice M{\'e}linon and G{\'e}rard Bergeret}, journal={The Journal of chemical physics}, year={2007}, volume={126 4}, pages={044507} }