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Synthesis and photoluminescence properties of a novel Sr2CeO4:Dy3+ nanophosphor with enhanced brightness by Li+ co-doping

Monika, DL and Nagabhushana, H and Krishna, Hari R and Nagabhushana, BM and Sharma, SC and Thomas, Tiju (2014) Synthesis and photoluminescence properties of a novel Sr2CeO4:Dy3+ nanophosphor with enhanced brightness by Li+ co-doping. In: RSC ADVANCES, 4 (73). pp. 38655-38662.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1039/c4ra04655b


A series of Dy3+ (0.5-9 mol%) and Li+ (0.5-3 mol%) co-doped strontium cerate (Sr2CeO4) nanopowders are synthesized by low temperature solution combustion synthesis. The effects of Li+ doping on the crystal structure, chemical composition, surface morphology and photoluminescence properties are investigated. The X-ray diffraction results confirm that all the samples calcined at 900 degrees C show the pure orthorhombic (Pbam) phase. Scanning electron microscopy analysis reveals that the particles adopt irregular morphology and the porous nature of the product. Room temperature photoluminescence results indicate that the phosphor can be effectively excited by near UV radiation (290 to 390 nm) which results in the blue (484 nm) and yellow (575 nm) emission. Furthermore, PL emission intensity and wavelength are highly dependent on the concentration of Li+ doping. The emission intensity is enhanced by similar to 3 fold with Li+ doping. White light is achieved by merely varying dopant concentration. The colour purity of the phosphor is confirmed by CIE co-ordinates (x = 0.298, y = 0.360). The study demonstrates a simple and efficient method for the synthesis of novel nanophosphors with enhanced white emission.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: RSC ADVANCES
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY, THOMAS GRAHAM HOUSE, SCIENCE PARK, MILTON RD, CAMBRIDGE CB4 0WF, CAMBS, ENGLAND
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2014 06:57
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2014 06:57
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/50043

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