Quantum Yield Measurement of Fluorescent Zeolite Nanopigments
Organic fluorescent molecules are infiltrated in the channels of zeolite L nanocrystals, thus creating organic-inorganic fluorescent nanoparticles. Combined with dielectric matrices, these fluorescent nanopigments open the way to the realization of novel optical devices. In this paper, the optical measurement of the quantum yield of fluorescent zeolites by means of a precise and reliable diffuse reflectance technique is presented. Several possible factors that may affect the fluorescence quantum yield are also investigated.