Singh, Vijay and Chakradhar, R P S and Rao, J L and Kim, Dong-Kuk (2008) Characterization, EPR and luminescence studies of ZnAl2O4 : Mn phosphors. Journal of Luminescence, 128 (3). pp. 394-402. ISSN 0022-2313

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ZnAl2O4:Mn green light emitting powder phosphors have been prepared by urea combustion technique involving furnace temperatures about 500 degrees C in a short time (< 5 min). The prepared powders were characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, Fourier-transform infrared spectrometry and the surface area measurements by a Brunauer-Emmet-Teller (BET) adsorption isotherms. The EPR spectrum exhibits a resonance signal at g approximate to 2.0, which shows a six-line hyperfine structure (hfs). From the EPR spectra the spin-Hamiltonian parameters have been evaluated at room temperature as well as at 110K. EPR and photoluminescence (PL) studies revealed that manganese ions were present in divalent state and the site symmetry around Mn2+ ions is distorted tetrahedral. The spin concentration (N), the paramagnetic susceptibility (chi) and the zero-field splitting parameter (D) have been evaluated and discussed. The green emission at 511 nm in ZnAl2O4:Mn phosphor is assigned to a transition from the upper T-4(1) -> (6)A(1) ground state of Mn2+ ions. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: combustion; XRD; SEM; BET; FT-IR; EPR; Mn2+ ions; photoluminescence; doping; phosphors
Subjects: Glass
Depositing User: Bula Ghosh
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2012 10:09
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2016 10:13

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