Tarafder, Anal and Annapurna, K and Saikia Chaliha, Reenamoni and Tiwari, Vidya Sagar and Gupta, Pradeep Kumar and Karmakar, Basudeb (2010) Structure, dielectric and optical properties of Nd(3+)-doped LiTaO(3) transparent ferroelectric glass-ceramic nanocomposites. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 489 (1). pp. 281-288. ISSN 0925-8388

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Here, we present the structural, dielectric and optical properties of neodymium ion (Nd(3+)) doped novel transparent glass-ceramics containing LiTaO(3) narrocrystals in the Li(2)O-Ta(2)O(5)-SiO(2)-Al(2)O(3) (LTSA) glass system prepared by the melt-quenching technique. The precursor glasses were isothermally crystallized at 680 degrees C for 3-100 h. following the differential thermal analysis (DTA) data, to obtain narrostructured glass-ceramics. They were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier transform infrared reflection spectra (FTIRRS), optical absorption and luminescence spectroscopy along with dielectric constant measurements. XRD, FESEM, TEM and FTIRRS confirm the nanocrystallization of LiTaO(3) (14-36 nm) in the LTSA glass matrix. A steep increase in dielectric constant (epsilon(r)) of glass-ceramics with heat-treatment time is observed due to high dielectric constant ferroelectric LiTaO(3) formation. The measured NIR photoluminescence spectra have exhibited emission transitions of (4)F(3/2) -> (4)I(J) (J = 9/2, 11/2 and 13/2) from Nd(3+) ions upon excitation at 809 nm. it is observed that the photoluminescent intensity and excited state ((4)F(3/2)) lifetime of Nd(3+) ions decrease with increase in heat-treatment time due to concentration quenching effect. The absorption spectra and fluorescence measurements reveal that the incorporation of Nd(3+) ions in the LiTaO(3) crystal lattice in the oxide glassy matrix is important for obtaining desirable fluorescence performance of the material. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transparent glass-ceramic; Ferroelectric Nd(3+):LiTaO(3) nanocrystals; Photoluminescence; Lifetime; Concentration quenching; Dielectric constant
Subjects: Electronics
Divisions: Glass
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2012 10:24
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2012 10:47
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/928

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