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Engineered solution synthesis of rare-earth nanomaterials and their optical properties
Author(s): Richard E. Riman; G. A. Kumar; V. Atakan; John G. Brennan; J. Ballato
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This paper will summarize our work on rare-earth nanomaterials for infrared photonic applications. Our research focuses the use of solvothermal methods to prepare these materials in particulate and molecular form with controlled physical and chemical characteristics. Thermochemical computations are used to facilitate direct crystallization of the desired material from the solvothermal medium. The impact of the chemical and physical characteristics of nanopowder and molecular characteristics on optical properties will be discussed in reference to conventional glasses and single crystals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6707, Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications VIII, 670707 (18 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.740828
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Richard E. Riman, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
G. A. Kumar, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
V. Atakan, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
John G. Brennan, Clemson Univ. (United States)
J. Ballato, Clemson Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6707:
Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications VIII
F. Patrick Doty; H. Bradford Barber; Hans Roehrig, Editor(s)

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