Haldar, Nibedita and Mondal, Tanmoy and Das, Tanushri and Sarkar, Debabrata and Pal, Mrinal and Ghosh, Chandan Kumar (2023) Hydrothermal synthesis of defect-induced pristine alpha-NaCe(WO4)(2): a novel material for solid state lighting and gas sensing. Crystengcomm, 25 (24). pp. 3514-3527. ISSN 1466-8033

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Triclinic NaCe(WO4)(2) with oxygen monovacancies and divacancies has been successfully prepared via a facile cetyltrimethyl ammonium bromide (CTAB)-assisted hydrothermal technique. X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy have been employed to determine the unit cell and microstructure of the NaCe(WO4)(2). The oxygen vacancies, structural distortion etc. have been investigated using Fourier-transform infrared, Raman and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopies. The synthesized samples exhibit an intense blue emission at 434 nm due to the 5d-4f transition of Ce3+ within the CeO8 dodecahedra, while the emission at 485 nm is ascribed to the 5d-4f transition within CeO7. It has also been identified that two emissions at 451 and 520 nm come from CeO6. Additionally, we find that the temperature of the hydrothermal reaction guides the formation of CeO7 and CeO6. In contrast to a previous ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA)-assisted synthesis of NaCe(WO4)(2) that results in a predominant green emission, our samples exhibit strong violet emissions indicating that less CeO7 and CeO6 is formed when using CTAB. We have also conducted ab initio calculations using density-functional theory, which reveals that the valence and conduction bands comprise of the O(2)p orbitals and a O(2)p-Ce 5d hybridization, respectively. The Ce(5)dz(2), 5dyz and 5dxz orbitals mostly facilitate the 5d-4f transition within the CeO7 and CeO6 polyhedra. Commission Internationale de I'Eclairage coordinates are found in the blue region with a correlated color temperature (CCT) of similar to 7715 K indicating the potential for a-NaCe(WO4)(2) to be used in cold solid state lighting applications. Finally, we also observe that the oxygen vacancies can act as active centers for the adsorption of molecular oxygen, which in consequence leads NaCe(WO4) 2 to have gas sensing properties.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Electronics
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2023 07:22
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2023 07:22
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/5594

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