Energy transfer characteristics of the hydrogen peroxide induced Ce3+-Ce4+ mixture


SPECTROCHIMICA ACTA PART A-MOLECULAR AND BIOMOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY, vol.56, no.9, pp.1795-1800, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Luminescence of Ce3+ in the hydrogen peroxide induced sulfuric acid solutions was observed to be quenched by Ce4+ ions in the solution by energy transfer due to electric dipole interaction between Ce3+ and Ce4+. A systematic investigation of the energy transfer characteristics of Ce3+-Ce4+ mixture has been made by measuring the absorption, luminescence and excitation spectra at room temperature. The effect, of the concentration of Ce3+ on the energy transfer process has been also studied and the critical transfer distance (R-o) has been calculated considering Forster type interaction between the ions and found to be 8.7 Angstrom for the mixture of 1 x 10(-4) mol l(-1) Ce3+ and 3 x 10(-4) mol l(-1) Ce4+. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.