Transparent MOCVD-grown NiO films have been functionalized with the luminescent (1,10-phenanthroline)tris(2-thenoyltrifluoroacetonato)europium(III) complex [Eu(TTA)(3)phen] by combining sputter activation with a solution synthetic route. To introduce the Eu complex only on selected regions, some areas of the NiO surface were activated by Ar+ ion sputtering and then functionalized with 3-phosphonopropionic acid (CPPA) followed by the anchoring of Eu(TTA)(3)phen through a ligand-exchange reaction between -diketonato ligands and the carboxylic groups of CPPA. The functionalized material was characterized by X-ray photoelectron, UV/Vis and luminescence spectroscopy. XPS measurements indicated that CPPA prefunctionalization and, in turn, the Eu(TTA)(3)phen anchoring occurs only on the sputter-activated region, while no anchoring takes place on the unactivated surface. The optical properties of the Eu(TTA)(3)phen-NiO system were evaluated by UV/Vis and luminescence spectroscopy.
|Titolo:||Spatially Confined Functionalization of Transparent NiO Thin Films with a Luminescent (1,10-Phenanthroline)-tris(2-thenoyltrifluoroacetonato)europium Monolayer|
CONDORELLI, Guglielmo Guido (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|