Spectroscopic properties of cerium in glasses and their comparison with crystals

R. Reisfeld, H. Minti, A. Patra, D. Ganguli, M. Gaft

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Glasses containing Ce were prepared by the sol-gel method at elevated temperatures. Two parallel series one in air and another in nitrogen atmosphere, were obtained. The main constituent of the glasses was silica SiO2 obtained by hydrolysis of ethoxysilane (TEOS). Parallel series of glasses were prepared with addition of boron and aluminum. Spectroscopic properties of the glasses were mainly studied by absorption spectroscopy, luminescence spectroscopy and life-time measurements. The comparison of the spectral properties of the glasses was made with existing information on spectroscopy of cerium in crystals and conventional glass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2143-2150
Number of pages8
JournalSpectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
Issue number13
StatePublished - Nov 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Ce
  • Glass
  • Sol-gel method


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