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One pot auto-ignition based synthesis of novel Sr2CeO4: Ho3+ nanophosphor for photoluminescent applications

Monika, DL and Nagabhushana, H and Nagabhushana, BM and Sharma, SC and Anantharaju, KS and Prasad, Daruka B and Shivakumara, C (2015) One pot auto-ignition based synthesis of novel Sr2CeO4: Ho3+ nanophosphor for photoluminescent applications. In: JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS, 648 . pp. 1051-1059.

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Abstract

Ho3+ (0.25-7 mol%) doped Sr2CeO4 nanophosphors were synthesized by solution combustion method using urea as fuel. The structural properties of the nanophosphors were investigated by powder X-ray diffraction studies (PXRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques. UV-Visible and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopic techniques were used for analysing the optical properties of the nanoparticles. PXRD and TEM results revealed the formation of Sr2CeO4: Ho3+ nanocrystalline particles with orthorhombic crystal structure. From the UV-Vis studies the optical band gap energy found to decrease from 5.9 to 5.74 eV with increase in dopant concentration. The PL spectra exhibit the broad excitation band from 200 to 400 nm which concurs well with the commercial near UV LED. The PL spectra vary with the dopant content due to energy transfer from the host to the activator. In this present work we demonstrate that color tuning of phosphor can be achieved by merely varying the Ho3+ ions concentration. The CIE and CCT chromaticity coordinates suggests Sr2CeO4: Ho3+ nanophosphors may be potentially applicable as promising single - phased phosphors for lighting applications. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Combustion synthesis; Nanophosphor; Photoluminescence; Energy transfer
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2015 05:36
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2015 05:36
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/52542

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