X-ray luminescence of CdTe quantum dots in LaF 3:Ce/CdTe nanocomposites

Marius Hossu, Zhongxin Liu, Mingzhen Yao, Lun Ma, Wei Chen*

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CdTe quantum dots have intense photoluminescence but exhibit almost no x-ray luminescence. However, intense x-ray luminescence from CdTe quantum dots is observed in LaF 3:Ce/CdTe nanocomposites. This enhancement in the x-ray luminescence of CdTe quantum dots is attributed to the energy transfer from LaF 3:Ce to CdTe quantum dots in the nanocomposites. The combination of LaF 3:Ce nanoparticles and CdTe quantum dots makes LaF 3:Ce/CdTe nanocomposites promising scintillators for radiation detection.

Original languageEnglish
Article number013109
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes


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