Temperature Dependence of the Sole Mn2+ Emissions in Manganese Doped ZnS:Mn Quantum Dots
ZnS:Mn Quantum dots (QDs) excess of [S2-] were synthesized by the wet chemical precipitation method with an average diameter of 3.9 nm. Temperature dependence photoluminescence measurements of ZnS:Mn QDs excited at 330nm only show a clear broad emission band with peak at ～595nm assigned to the 4T1→6A1 transition within the 3d5 configuration of Mn2+ in QDs. Through the temperature dependence of emission intensity, emission energy and full widths at half maximum (FWHM), the mechanisms are analyzed to explain the temperature behavior of Mn2+ emission observed here reasonably. The Mn2+ emission intensity decreases with increasing temperature. And the blue shift of the Mn2+ emission energy increase is also observed for increasing the temperature. Furthermore, the FWHM shows weak temperature dependence below 110 K and shows an increase with temperature increasing above 110 K. Consequently, the intrinsic mechanisms of temperature dependence photoluminescence are investigated.
X. S. Zhang et al., "Temperature Dependence of the Sole Mn2+ Emissions in Manganese Doped ZnS:Mn Quantum Dots", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 159, pp. 572-577, 2011