Das, Sagnik and Ghosh, Chandan Kr and Dey, Rajib and Pal, Mrinal (2016) Novel green phosphorescence from pristine ZnO quantum dots: tuning of correlated color temperature. RSC Advances, 6 (1). pp. 236-244. ISSN 2046-2069

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Creating novel functionality is always fascinating as well as advantageous from a device point of view. We have tried with success to generate green phosphorescence, a novel phenomenon, in pristine zinc oxide quantum dots synthesized by alkaline hydrolysis of a methanolic solution of zinc acetate dihydrate. The appearance of phosphorescence with radiative lifetimes of 4-22 mu S is attributed to the singly charged oxygen vacancy (V-o(center dot)). The presence of V(o)(center dot)s has been confirmed using electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and micro-Raman spectroscopy. In addition, optimization of the intensity and lifetime of the phosphorescence has been made by tailoring the number of V(o)(center dot)s and their variation has been satisfactorily explained on the basis of a donor-acceptor pair recombination mechanism. Tailoring of the Commission Internationale de I'Eclairage (CIE) coordinates (x = 0.317, y = 0.544 in case of pristine ZnO quantum dots) of the synthesized quantum dots has been investigated in the presence of V-o(center dot). Correlated color temperature of the quantum dots is evaluated and they are found to be suitable in cold light applications.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Divisions: Sensor and Actuator
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2016 07:20
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2016 07:20
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/3617

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