Murase, N. and Jagannathan, R. and Kanematsu, Y. and Watanabe, M. and Kurita, A. and Hirata, K. and Yazawa, T. and Kushida, T. (1999) Fluorescence and EPR Characteristics of Mn2+-Doped ZnS Nanocrystals Prepared by Aqueous Colloidal Method. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 103. pp. 754-760. ISSN 1520-6106

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Fluorescence properties have been studied for Mn:ZnS crystallites with average diameter of 4 nm prepared by an aqueous colloidal method under 266 nm light excitation. The intensity ratio of the blue band at 430 nm to the orange band at 590 nm has decreased after the preparation on a time scale of hours in aqueous solution. On the other hand, hyperfine structures of Mn2+ in the electron paramagnetic resonance spectrum have increased markedly on the same time scale in solution samples. These phenomena are attributed to the redistribution of defect centers in nanocrystals. Such phenomena have not been observed in samples incorporated into poly(vinyl alcohol). The orange emission is mainly due to the 6A1 r 4T1 transition of Mn2+, while the blue emission is tentatively assigned to the donor-acceptor pair transition in which the acceptor is related to the Zn2+ vacancy. Fluorescence decay times of the blue and orange bands have been found to be 10 ns and 1 ms, respectively, the latter being the same as in the bulk samples. A weak fluorescent component with fast kinetics observed in the orange region has been identified as a tail of the blue band. No lifetime shortening of the Mn2+ emission due to quantum confinement has been observed, contrary to reports in the literature.

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Subjects: Electrochemical Materials Science
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Date Deposited: 08 May 2012 06:29
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