Effects of particle size on the luminescence of doped semiconductors: from bulk to nano

01 October 2007 → 30 September 2010
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
luminescence rare earths nanotechnology
Project description

Luminescent materials are currently intensively used for lighting, signalling and display applications. Often, rare earth doped materials are used, for which the behaviour at a macroscopic level is well-known. The proposed fundamental research aims at the effects of the reduction of the size of the host lattice (to a nano scale) on the emission properties of the dopant ion, by evaluation of the emission spectrum, the quantum efficiency and the thermal behaviour.