Nanostructures Based on Glasses Doped with 3d and 4f Elements
Nano-composite structures based on potassium-aluminum-germanium glasses doped simultaneously with Fe and rare earth (RE) oxides - Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, or Yb were studied for the first time. Samples were fabricated by glass technology and subjected to an additional thermal treatment at different regimes. Formation of magnetic nanoparticles was revealed with transmission electron microscope. Morphology and space distribution of nanoparticles in the glasses as well as optical and magneto optical spectra have been shown to be dependent on the additional treatment regime and almost independent of the type of the rare earth element.
O.S. Ivanova et al., "Nanostructures Based on Glasses Doped with 3d and 4f Elements", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 152-153, pp. 221-224, 2009