Proceedings PaperFluorescence behavior of organic dyes, europium, and uranium in sol-gel microspheres
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A new route for fabricating large, transparent silica gel microspheres has been developed which readily permits the incorporation of a wide variety of optically active organic and inorganic species. The fluorescence behavior of several organic dye-doped silica gel microspheres as a function of varied liquid environments is examined. The fluorescence of europium and uranium in sol-gel silica microspheres is described. Uranium sensitization of europium in sol-gel silica is presented for the first time.