A multicomponent aluminoborosilicate photoluminescent glass was synthesized by introducing Pb(II) and NaBr in its composition. The room temperature photoluminescence is due to the existence of 4 nm nanocrystals, shown using TEM imaging and XRD analysis, which are assigned to PbBr2nanocrystals. The glasses display a broad emission band with a peak at 2.85 eV by exciting at 3.35 eV, with anisotropy equal to 0.19 at room temperature. At 77 K the emission intensity increases one-order of magnitude and vibronic structure appears indicating an electron-phonon coupling with the glass matrix. Time-resolved luminescence measurements of these nanocrystals reveal mixed-order kinetics, with 2nd order recombination of self-trapped electron centers and a 1st order temperature-dependent non-radiative rate constant connected with pathways due to confinement of self-trapped centers.
- HALIDE PHOTOCHROMIC-GLASSES
- BORATE GLASSES