A versatile Tb(iii) complex for picosecond filamentation, a transparent thin film and a supramolecular gel

Yi Min Zhu, Ming Yuan Xie, Rui Zhang, Yang Yi Yang, Cheng Hui Zeng, Fu Li Zhao, Ye Xiang Tong, Cheng Yong Su, Wing Tak Wong

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The first complex picosecond filament, namely a filament of terbium(iii) p-hydroxybenzoate, is observed. The filament is the only example of Ln(iii) ion two-photon absorption in a complex. A transparent, colorless and mechanically robust thin film, as well as a supramolecular gel, of this complex are prepared in a facile manner and exhibit strong luminescence. The thin film is characterized in detail by XRD, SEM, UV-vis, luminescence spectroscopy and lifetime.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1760-1765
Number of pages6
JournalPhotochemical and Photobiological Sciences
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2011

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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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