Singh, Vijay and Chakradhar, R P S and Rao, J L and Ledoux-Rak, Isabelle and Kwak, Ho-Young (2011) Luminescence and EPR studies of Y(2)O(3):Gd(3+) phosphors prepared via solution combustion method. Journl of Materials Science, 46 (4). pp. 1038-1043. ISSN 0022-2461

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Gadolinium-activated Y(2)O(3) phosphor has been prepared by combustion process in a short time of 5 min. The phosphors are well characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and energy-dispersive analysis of X-ray. The as-prepared Y(2)O(3):Gd powder shows that all the peaks are due to the Y(2)O(3) cubic phase. Upon UV light excitation (276 nm), the phosphor exhibits a strong and sharp UV emission at 314 nm and is ascribed to (6)P(7/2) -> (8)S(7/2) transition of Gd(3+) ions. The EPR spectrum of Y(2)O(3): Gd phosphor exhibits resonance signals with effective g values at g = 1.96, g = 2.88, and g = 6.08 and are attributed to Gd(3+) ions located at sites with weak, intermediate, and strong cubic symmetry fields, respectively. It is observed that the population of spin levels (N) and linewidth depends on temperature. The paramagnetic susceptibility (chi) is also evaluated as a function of temperature and discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Physical Properties
Divisions: Glass
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2012 06:41
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2013 11:32

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