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The emission spectrum and the radiative lifetime of Eu3+ in luminescent lanthanide complexes

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Abstract

Although luminescent complexes of lanthanide ions and organic ligands have been studied intensively, relatively little attention has been paid to the natural (or ‘radiative’) lifetime of the lanthanide centered luminescent state in these systems. Here, the applicability of the well-known Judd–Ofelt theory to the emissive properties of Eu3+ complexes is investigated. Moreover, it is demonstrated experimentally that the radiative lifetime of the 5D0 excited state of Eu3+ can be calculated directly from its corrected emission spectrum, without using Judd–Ofelt theory. We also discuss briefly the possibility of finding the natural lifetimes of lanthanide ions other than Eu3+.

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The article was received on 28 Aug 2001, accepted on 04 Jan 2002 and first published on 22 Mar 2002


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B107770H
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2002,4, 1542-1548
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    The emission spectrum and the radiative lifetime of Eu3+ in luminescent lanthanide complexes

    M. H. V. Werts, R. T. F. Jukes and J. W. Verhoeven, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2002, 4, 1542
    DOI: 10.1039/B107770H

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