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Yellow-red luminescence in ZnO nanoparticles synthesized from zinc acetylacetonate phenanthroline

Brahma, Sanjaya and Shivashankar, SA (2016) Yellow-red luminescence in ZnO nanoparticles synthesized from zinc acetylacetonate phenanthroline. In: MATERIALS LETTERS, 164 . pp. 235-238.

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ZnO powders/thin films/coatings when excited by a suitable excitation source, usually yield green luminescence in the visible wavelength range along with characteristic ultra-violet emission. We report yellow-red emission from ZnO nanoparticles synthesized within 5 min of microwave irradiation by using zinc acetylacetonate phenanthroline as the starting precursor material. The emission is strongly dependent on the typical structure of the starting precursor for ZnO synthesis, where one phenanthroline moiety is attached with zinc acetylacetonate hydrate complex. These ZnO nanoparticles could be potentially suitable phosphor for white light generation when excited by a blue laser. In contrast, the ZnO nanoparticles obtained from zinc acetylacetonate by similar method yield weak green emission. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, PO BOX 211, 1000 AE AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Keywords: Nanoparticles; Microwave irradiation; Semiconductors; Crystal growth; Luminescence; Phosphors
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2016 05:36
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2016 05:36
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/53132

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