Nanocrystallization and optical property of willemite-type semiconductive Zn2GeO4 in glass

Yoshihiro Takahashi, Masataka Ando, Rie Ihara, Takumi Fujiwara, Minoru Osada

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A wide band-gap semiconductive oxide Zn2GeO4 has recently attracted considerable interest because it is a multifunctional material; excellent photoluminescent (PL) and photocatalytic property, high-capacity anode for lithium batteries, and so on. Recently, present authors' group have fabricated transparent Zn2GeO4- nanocrystallized glass from a lithium zincogermanate glass. This article briefly describes a series of our studies on the nanocrystallized glass. Particularly, the phase-formation dynamics in supercooled-liquid phase and PL property of nanocrystallized glasses are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1260008
JournalFunctional Materials Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun


  • Glass
  • green emission
  • nanocrystallization
  • photoluminescence
  • willemite-type ZnGeO


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