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Title: Impact of Sc 3+ -Modified Local Site Symmetries on Er 3+ Ion Upconversion Luminescence in Y 2 O 3 Nanoparticles
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Publisher / Repository:
American Chemical Society
Date Published:
Journal Name:
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Page Range / eLocation ID:
p. 11715-11722
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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