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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2016, Article ID 2618253, 11 pages
Research Article

Photon Conversion and Radiation Synergism in Eu/Tb Complexes Incorporated Poly Methyl Methacrylate

School of Textile and Material Engineering, Dalian Polytechnic University, Dalian 116034, China

Received 23 January 2016; Revised 23 March 2016; Accepted 28 March 2016

Academic Editor: Mikhael Bechelany

Copyright © 2016 P. Xiao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Green and red emissions in terbium and europium benzoic acids (TBA and EBA) incorporated poly methyl methacrylates (PMMA) are exhibited. Larger intensity parameters ( cm2) and ( cm2) of indicate a high inversion asymmetrical and strong covalent environment around lanthanide (Ln) ions and maximum emission cross section ( cm2) for the dominant transition of reveals the effective photon conversion capacity in EBA incorporated PMMA. Color variation and fluorescence enhancement are validated to be originated from energy transfer and synergistic effect in TBA/EBA coincorporated PMMA system. The results indicate that Eu and Tb complexes incorporated PMMA with effective photon conversion hold great prospect in increment of lighting quality and enhancement of solar-cell efficiency employed in outer space.