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Effect of Li+-ion on enhancement of photoluminescence in Gd2O3:Eu3+ nanophosphors prepared by combustion technique

Dhananjaya, N and Nagabhushana, H and Nagabhushana, BM and Rudraswamy, B and Shivakumara, C and Chakradhar, RPS (2011) Effect of Li+-ion on enhancement of photoluminescence in Gd2O3:Eu3+ nanophosphors prepared by combustion technique. In: Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 509 (5). pp. 2368-2374.

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Gd2O3:Eu3+ (4 mol%) nanophosphor co-doped with Li+ ions have been synthesized by low-temperature solution combustion technique in a short time. Powder X-ray diffractometer (PXRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), UV-VIS and photoluminescence (PL) techniques have been employed to characterize the synthesized nanoparticles. It is found that the lattice of Gd2O3:Eu3+ phosphor transforms from monoclinic to cubic as the Li+-ions are doped. Upon 254 nm excitation, the phosphor showed characteristic luminescence D-5(0) -> F-7(J) (J= 0-4) of the Eu3+ ions. The electronic transition located at 626 nm (D-5(0) -> F-7(2)) of Eu3+ ions was stronger than the magnetic dipole transition located at 595 nm (D-5(0) -> F-7(1)). Furthermore, the effects of the Li+ co-doping as well as calcinations temperature on the PL properties have been studied. The results show that incorporation of Li+ ions in Gd2O3:Eu3+ lattice could induce a remarkable improvement of their PL intensity. The emission intensity was observed to be enhanced four times than that of with out Li+-doped Gd2O3:Eu3+. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved,

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Alloys and Compounds
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Nanophosphor; Eu3+; Gadolinium oxide; Li+ co-doping; XRD; SEM; UV-VIS; Photoluminescence
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2011 06:55
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2011 06:55
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/36354

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