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Effect of Calcination Temperature on Structural, Photoluminescence, and Thermo luminescence Properties of Y2O3:Eu3+ Nanophosphor

Krishna, Hari R and Nagabhushana, BM and Nagabhushana, H and Murthy, Suriya N and Sharma, SC and Shivakumara, C and Chakradhar, RPS (2013) Effect of Calcination Temperature on Structural, Photoluminescence, and Thermo luminescence Properties of Y2O3:Eu3+ Nanophosphor. In: JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 117 (4). pp. 1915-1924.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp309684b

Abstract

Red light emitting cubic Y1.95Eu0.05O3 nanophosphors have been synthesized by a low temperature solution combustion method using ethylene diamine tetra acetic acid (EDTA) as fuel. The systematic studies on the effect of calcination temperature on its structural, photoluminescence (PL), and thermoluminescence (TL) properties were reported. The crystallinity of the samples increases, and the strain is reduced with increasing calcination temperature. SEM micrographs reveal that samples lose their porous nature with an increase in calcination temperature. PL spectra show that the intensity of the red emission (611 nm) is highly dependent on the calcination temperature and is found to be 10 times higher when compared to as-formed samples. The optical band gap (E-g) was found to reduce with an increase of calcination temperature due to reduction of surface defects. The thermoluminescence (TL) intensity was found to be much enhanced in the 1000 degrees C calcined sample. The increase of PL and TL intensity with calcination temperature is attributed to the decrease of the nonradiative recombination probability, which occurs through the elimination of quenching defects. The trap parameters (E, b, s) were estimated from Chen's glow peak shape method and are discussed in detail for their possible usage in dosimetry.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to AMER CHEMICAL SOC, WASHINGTON
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Depositing User: Francis Jayakanth
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2013 10:26
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2013 10:26
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/46000

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