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Synthesis, characterization, EPR, photo and thermoluminescence properties of YAlO3:Ni2+ nanophosphors

Premkumar, HB and Sunitha, DV and Nagabhushana, H and Sharma, SC and Nagabhushana, BM and Shivakumara, C and Rao, JL and Chakradhar, RPS (2013) Synthesis, characterization, EPR, photo and thermoluminescence properties of YAlO3:Ni2+ nanophosphors. In: JOURNAL OF LUMINESCENCE, 135 . pp. 105-112.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jlumin.2012.09.004

Abstract

YAlO3:Ni2+ (0.1 mol%) doped nanophosphor was synthesised by a low temperature solution combustion method. Powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) confirms the orthorhombic phase of yttrium aluminate (YAlO3) along with traces of Y3Al5O12. Scanning Electron microscopy (SEM) shows that the powder particles appears to be spherical in shape with large agglomeration. The average crystallite sizes appeared to be in the range 45-90 nm and the same was confirmed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and Williamson-Hall (W-H) plots. Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) and photoluminescence (PL) studies reveal that Ni2+ ions are in octahedral coordination. Thermoluminescence (TL) glow curve consists of two peaks with the main peak at similar to 224 degrees C and a shouldered peak at 285 degrees C was recorded in the range 0.2-15 kGy gamma-irradiated samples. The TL intensity was found to be increasing linearly for 224 degrees C and 285 degrees C peaks up to 1 kGy and thereafter it shows sub-linear (up to 8 kGy) and saturation behavior. The trap parameters namely activation energy (E), order of kinetics (b), frequency factor (s) at different gamma-doses were determined using Chens glow peak shape and Luschiks methods then the results are discussed in detail. Simple glow peak structure, the 224 degrees C peak in YAlO3:Ni2+ nanophosphor can be used in personal dosimetry. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to the ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, NETHERLANDS.
Keywords: Phosphor; X-ray diffraction; YAlO3; Ni2+; EPR; Thermoluminescence
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Depositing User: Francis Jayakanth
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2013 05:51
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 05:51
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/46394

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