Facile synthesis and luminescence studies of nanocrystalline red emitting Cr:ZnAl2O4 phosphor

Menon, Samvit G and Hebbar, Deepak N and Kulkarni, Suresh D and Choudhari, KS and Santhosh, C (2017) Facile synthesis and luminescence studies of nanocrystalline red emitting Cr:ZnAl2O4 phosphor. Materials Research Bulletin, 86. pp. 63-71. ISSN 0025-5408

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A simple co-precipitation synthesis of Cr:ZnAl2O4 nanoparticles is reported for the first time. The materials were characterized by XRD, FE-SEM, HR-TEM, FT-IR, Diffuse reflectance and Photo- luminescence spectroscopy. Annealing increased the transparency and material colour changed from green (500 �C) to pink (1200 �C) owing to the diffusion of Cr3+ into the ZnAl2O4 matrix. The intensity of two broad bands (540 nm, 400 nm) in the excitation spectra increased with annealing temperature. The asymmetric band at 400 nm comprised of two bands attributed to the trigonal distortion. Cr3+ emissions obtained, comprised of a zero phonon line (R line) and multi phonon side bands on either side. Higher Dq/B (2.96), confirmed Cr3+ ions in a strong crystal field and thus the photoluminescence emission could be associated with spin-parity forbidden transitions. Photoluminescence lifetimes ranged from 20 to 30 ms for samples annealed at higher temperatures. The reported work can be extended to other phosphors for bioimaging, waveguides and sensors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: A. Nanostructures; B. Chemical synthesis; B. Luminescence; D. Optical properties; D. Phosphors.
Subjects: Departments at MU > Atomic Molecular Physics
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2017 03:56
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2017 03:56
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/148724

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