We fabricated luminescent chemical vapor deposition-grown monolayer graphene sheets with an adsorbed europium complex, EuLC18, and characterized their luminescence properties. The EuLC18/graphene sheets clearly showed several photoluminescence peaks in a wavelength region from 580 to 694 nm, which were attributed to the ff transitions of the Eu ion. Luminescence was obtained via a photo-antenna effect, in which the ligands of EuLC18 absorbed the photo-excitation energy and transported it to the Eu excitation. Although the absolute luminescence quantum yield of the EuLC18/graphene sheet was as low as 0.5% due to the interaction between graphene and EuLC18, we demonstrated that graphene sheets can be made luminescent simply through adsorption of the luminescent Eu complex on the graphene surface.
Making graphene luminescent by adsorption of an amphiphilic europium complex
Yusuke Hara, Koushi Yoshihara, Kazuki Kondo, Shuhei Ogata, Takeshi Watanabe, Ayumi Ishii, Miki Hasegawa, Shinji Koh; Making graphene luminescent by adsorption of an amphiphilic europium complex. Appl. Phys. Lett. 23 April 2018; 112 (17): 173103. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5016418
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