Afterglow in synthetic bazirite, BaZrSi3O9

Yoshihiro Takahashi, Hirokazu Masai, Takumi Fujiwara, Kenji Kitamura, Satoru Inoue

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A blue afterglow was observed in the bazirite-type BaZrSi3O 9 synthesized by a solid-state reaction for the first time. The synthetic bazirite phase showed a clear blue long-lasting luminescence at room temperature after the exposure of UV light, in spite of the free from any lanthanide-doping. It was proposed that the afterglow in the BaZrSi 3O9 phase was originated from the occupation of Ti 4+ as an impurity in the distorted octahedral site.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-360
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number1350
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Feb


  • Afterglow
  • Bazirite
  • Impurity
  • Silicate
  • Titanium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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