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Strain and illumination triggered regulations of up-conversion luminescence in Er-doped Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3-BaTiO3/Mica flexible multifunctional thin films
Journal of Materiomics 2022, 8 (3): 586-595
Published: 15 December 2021
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External stimuli induced effective regulations of luminescent material are of significant interest in the development of smart optical devices. Here, by simply doping with Er3+ in the 0.94Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3-0.06BaTiO3 (BNTBT) ferroelectric host, using the bendable mica substrate, and exerting mechanical strain (bending) or light illumination (via photochromic reaction), the all-inorganic, highly-transparent and flexible Er-doped BNTBT/Mica luminescent-ferroelectric thin films were designed and fabricated, displaying strain-induced dramatically elevation of up-conversion photoluminescence (PL) intensity, suppression of PL concentration quenching, outstanding endurance and durability, convenient illumination-mediated PL quenching. And the strain-induced structural changes and local lattice distortions of the thin films were further explored through theoretical calculations and Raman measurement. Our results can supply the guidance of designing other luminescent-ferroelectric materials with controlled PL properties via easy mechanical/photo stimuli for expanding the application of multifunctional wearable memory devices.

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Enhanced ferro-/piezoelectric properties of tape-casting-derived Er3+-doped Ba0.85Ca0.15Ti0.9Zr0.1O3 optoelectronic thick films
Journal of Advanced Ceramics 2020, 9 (6): 693-702
Published: 25 July 2020
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Er3+-doped Ba0.85Ca0.15Ti0.9Zr0.1O3 (xEr-BCTZ, x = 0, 0.005, 0.01, 0.015) multifunctional thick films were prepared by the tape-casting method, using sol-gel-derived nano-sized powders as the matrix material. The surface morphologies, photoluminescence, and electrical properties were investigated. Dense microstructures with pure perovskite structure were obtained in the thick films. By doping an appropriate amount of Er3+, the samples exhibit superior up-conversion photoluminescence performance and simultaneously enhanced electrical performances. In addition, relatively higher texture fractions (with the largest value of 83.5%) were realized through introducing plate-like BaTiO3 templates to make the thick film grow by the [001]c orientation. And the ferro-/piezoelectric properties of the thick films were further improved, showing potential in the applications of micro-optoelectronic devices.

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