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Structural and phase dependent thermo and photoluminescent properties of Dy(OH)(3) and Dy2O3 nanorods

Chandrasekhar, M and Sunitha, DV and Dhananjaya, N and Nagabhushana, H and Sharma, SC and Nagabhushana, BM and Shivakumara, C and Chakradhar, RPS (2012) Structural and phase dependent thermo and photoluminescent properties of Dy(OH)(3) and Dy2O3 nanorods. In: MATERIALS RESEARCH BULLETIN, 47 (8). pp. 2085-2094.

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Hexagonal Dy(OH)(3) and cubic Dy2O3 nanorods were prepared by hydrothermal method. Dy(OH)(3) nanorods was directly obtained at 180 degrees C for 20 h after hydrothermal treatment whereas subsequently heat treatment at 750 degrees C for 2 h gives pure cubic Dy2O3. SEM micrographs reveal that needle shaped rods with different sizes were observed in both the phases. TEM results also confirm this. The TL response of hexagonal Dy(OH)(3) and cubic Dy2O3 nanorods have been analyzed for gamma-irradiation over a wide range of exposures (1-5 kGy). TL glow peak intensity increases with gamma dose in both the phases. The activation energy (E), order of kinetics (6), and frequency factor (s) for both the phases have been determined using Chen's peak shape method. The simple glow curve shape, structure and linear response to gamma-irradiation over a large span of exposures makes the cubic Dy2O3 as a useful dosimetric material to estimate high exposures of gamma-rays. (c) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to Elsiver Ltd
Keywords: Inorganic compounds;Chemical synthesis;X-ray diffraction;Luminescence
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2012 05:06
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2012 05:06
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/44879

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