Nagabhushana, H and Umesh, B and Nagabhushana, B M and Lakshminarasappa, B N and Singh, Fouran and Chakradhar, R P S (2009) Photoluminescence studies of 100 MeV Ni(8+) ion irradiated Al(2)O(3) single crystals. Spectrochimica Acta Part A-Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 73 (4). pp. 637-641. ISSN 1386-1425

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We present the results of photoluminescence (PL) measurements on 100 MeV Ni(8+) ion irradiated Al(2)O(3) single crystals in the fluence range 1 x 10(11) to 5 x 10(12) ions/cm(2). A sharp PL peaks at similar to 693, 695, 707 and 730 nm are recorded with an excitation of 442 nm He-Cd laser beam. The sharp emission peaks at 693 and 695 nm are attributed to R(2) and R(1) lines of Cr(3+) ions, and they are related to the transition from (2)E(g) -> (4)A(2g). The weaker sharp peaks called N lines appear at similar to 707 nm and its origin is ascribed due to closely coupled pairs of Cr(3+) ions. The longer wavelength part of the PL spectra at similar to 730 nm may be due to increase of groups of more than two Cr(3+) ions. It is observed that the broad emission band (450-650 nm) consists of four bands centered at 470, 518, 547 and 618 nm, respectively. The 470, 518 and 547 nm bands are corresponding to F(2)(+), F(2) and F(2)(2+) defect center, respectively. It is observed that the PL intensity of F(2), F(2)(2+), R and N lines increases with Ni(8+) ion fluence. This can be attributed to increase in concentration of color centers responsible for luminescence through radiative recombination. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Al(2)O(3); Crystal; Photoluminescence; Optical properties
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Divisions: Glass
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2012 12:00
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2016 06:08

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