Low-density polyethylene films doped with europium (III) complex: Their properties and applications

Roman Pogreb, Binyamin Finkelshtein, Yuri Shmukler, Albina Musina, Oleg Popov, Oleg Stanevsky, Shlomo Yitzchaik, Alexander Gladkikh, Alexander Schulzinger, Vladimir Streltsov, Dan Davidov, Edward Bormashenko

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Light-converting polyethylene film containing europium(III) complex with phenanthroline was manufactured under an extrusion process. The film was characterized first by means of time-of-flight secondary-ion-mass spectrometry (TOF-SIMS), ultraviolet-visible-infrared (UV-vis-IR) spectroscopy, then a study of excitation and luminescence spectra, quantum yield and lifetime of luminescence. The quantum yield of luminescence was measured as 5±2%, and the lifetime of luminescence was determined about 470 μsec. TOF-SIMS surface mapping showed the uniform distribution of europium(III) over the film. Visualization of strong picosecond UV laser beams through the use of the developed film has been demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)414-418
Number of pages5
JournalPolymers for Advanced Technologies
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2004


  • Europium
  • Extrusion
  • Luminescence
  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Spectrum visualization


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