Site selective spectroscopy of rare earth doped luminescent materials

01 October 2009 → 30 September 2013
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Condensed matter physics and nanophysics
  • Engineering and technology
    • Materials science and engineering
x-ray absorption rare earths EXAFS EPR luminescence
Project description

Through a combination of site selective spectroscopy (x-ray absorption, electron paramagnetic resonance and luminescence spectroscopy), rare earth doped luminescent materials are investigated. Combined with structural research, this yields information on the exact surroundings of the rare earths. Since the luminescent properties are strongly dependent on this, the research is also important for potential applications.