S. Carmona-Téllez, G. Alarcón-Flores, A. Meza-Rocha, E. Zaleta-Alejandre, M. Aguilar-Frutis, H. Murrieta S., C. Falcony; Optical Materials 42 (2015) 99-105.
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) films doped with Rare Earths (RE3+) have been deposited on glass by spray pyrolysis technique at 240 C, using recycled PET and (RE3+) chlorides as precursors. Cerium, terbium, dysprosium and europium were used as dopants materials, these dopants normally produce luminescent emissions at 450, 545, 573 and 612 nm respectively; the doped films also have light emissions at blue, green, yellow and red respectively. All RE3+ characteristic emissions were observed at naked eyes. Every deposited films show a high transmission in the visible range (close 80%T), films surfaces are pretty soft and homogeneous. Films thickness is around 3 ?m.