Date of Degree Completion
Master of Science (MS)
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Third Committee Member
Host-sensitized luminescence of yttrium phosphate doped with trivalent lanthanide elements prepared via two synthetic approaches was studied using VUV spectroscopy. A correlation between an unusually intense 150 nm excitation intensity and the ground state energy level of select trivalent lanthanide elements was proposed. Using spectroscopy, the host-to-activator transfer efficiencies of YPO4:Ln3+ (Ln3+ = Sm3+, Eu3+ and Tb3+) were evaluated for two synthetic approaches. Electron-hole pair trapping efficiencies and Sloss values were calculated using published kinetic models.
Way, Zachary, "Investigation of Host-Sensitized Luminescence of Trivalent Lanthanide Doped Yttrium Phosphate using VUV Spectroscopy" (2017). All Master's Theses. 706.