Quenching of luminescence of phosphors in the atmosphere of oxygen-containing gases

V. V. Styrov, Yu I. Tyurin, S. Kh Shigalugov, T. V. Smekalina

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Processes of the interaction of oxygen atoms of the thermal energy with the surface of powder Y2O3-based luminophors have been studied. The effect of the fast diffusion migration of oxygen atoms into the bulk of Y2O3, where a significant amount of anion vacancies is contained, was found. The activation energy of diffusion input and output of atomic oxygen into/from Y2O3 is equal to (0.7±0.1) eV. The variation of the concentration of oxygen atoms in the bulk of Y2O3-Bi and other luminophors causes quenching of photoluminescence of these phosphors when they are oxygenated. This effect can be used for the development of sensitive selective oxygen sensors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)959-969
Number of pages11
JournalSurface Investigation X-Ray, Synchrotron and Neutron Techniques
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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