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Enhanced photoluminescence of Gd2O3:Eu3+ nanophosphors with alkali (M = Li+, Na+, K+) metal ion co-doping

Dhananjaya, N and Nagabhushana, H and Nagabhushana, BM and Rudraswamy, B and Shivakumara, C and Narahari, K and Chakradhar, RPS (2012) Enhanced photoluminescence of Gd2O3:Eu3+ nanophosphors with alkali (M = Li+, Na+, K+) metal ion co-doping. In: Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 86 . pp. 8-14.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.saa.2011.05.072

Abstract

Gd1.95Eu0.4M0.01O3 (M = Li+ Na+ K+) nanophosphors have been synthesized by a low temperature solution combustion (LSC) method. Powder X-ray diffraction pattern (PXRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), UV-vis and photoluminescence (PL) measurements were carried out to characterize their structural and luminescent properties. The excitation and emission spectra indicated that the phosphor could be well excited by UV light (243 nm) and emit red light about 612 nm. The effect of alkali co-dopant on PL properties has been examined. The results showed that incorporation of Li+, Na+ and K+ in to Gd2O3:Eu3+ phosphor would lead to a remarkable increase of photoluminescence. The PL intensity of Gd2O3:Eu3+ phosphor was improved evidently by co-doping with Li+ ions whose radius is less than that of Gd3+ and hardly with Na+, K+ whose radius is larger than that of Gd3+. The effect of co-dopants on enhanced luminescence was mainly regarded as the result of a suitable local distortion of crystal field surrounding the Eu3+ activator. These results will play an important role in seeking some more effective co-dopants. (C) 2011 Published by Elsevier B.V.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Nanophosphor;Gadolinium oxide;Co-dopant;XRD;SEM;FTIR; Photoluminescence
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2012 11:37
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2012 11:37
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/44018

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