Dhananjaya, N and Nagabhushana, H and Nagabhushana, B M and Rudraswamy, B and Shivakumara, C and Chakradhar, R P S (2012) Spherical and rod-like Gd2O3:Eu3+ nanophosphors-Structural and luminescent properties. Bulletin of Materials Science, 35 (4). pp. 519-527. ISSN 0250-4707

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A comparative study of spherical and rod-like nanocrystalline GdO:Eu (GdEuO) red phosphors prepared by solution combustion and hydrothermal methods have been reported. Powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) results confirm the as-formed product in combustion method showing mixed phase of monoclinic and cubic of GdO:Eu. Upon calcinations at 800C for 3 h, dominant cubic phase was achieved. The as-formed precursor hydrothermal product shows hexagonal Gd(OH):Eu phase and it converts to pure cubic phase of GdO:Eu on calcination at 600C for 3 h. TEM micrographs of hydrothermally prepared cubic GdO:Eu phase shows nanorods with a diameter of 15 nm and length varying from 50 to 150 nm, whereas combustion product shows the particles to be of irregular shape, with different sizes in the range 50-250 nm. Dominant red emission (612 nm) was observed in cubic GdO:Eu which has been assigned to transition. However, in hexagonal Gd(OH):Eu, emission peaks at 614 and 621 nm were observed. The strong red emission of cubic GdO:Eu nanophosphors by hydrothermal method are promising for high performance display materials. The variation in optical energy bandgap () was noticed in as-formed and heat treated systems in both the techniques. This is due to more ordered structure in heat treated samples and reduction in structural defects.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Red phosphor; combustion; hydrothermal; photoluminescence; optical
Subjects: Glass
Divisions: Glass
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2012 08:32
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2012 08:32
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1803

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