Micro-strain administered SHG intensity enhancement by heavy Ce doping in co-precipitated ZnO nanoparticles

Chattopadhyay, Saikat and Kumawat, Ashok and Misra, Kamakhya Prakash and Halder, Nilanjan and Bandyopadhyay, Atul and Antony, Albin and Rao, Ashok and Poornesh, P and Jedryka, J and Ozga, K and Kucharska, B and Misra, R. D. K. (2021) Micro-strain administered SHG intensity enhancement by heavy Ce doping in co-precipitated ZnO nanoparticles. Microstrain administered SHG intensity enhancement by heavy Ce doping in coprecipitated ZnO nanoparticles, 266. ISSN 09215107

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Abstract

The objective of the present study is to explore the non-linear behaviour of Ce-doped ZnO system. Undoped and Ce-doped ZnO nanoparticles of size ~23–70 nm were prepared by sol-gel co-precipitation approach. There was complete absence of Ce-containing phase until 3 at.% dopant. Band-gap decreased in a linear manner from 3.262 to 3.212 eV on doping with Ce. Emission peaks at 360 and 380 nm were observed in the PL spectra. However, at 7 at.% dopant, CeO2 and Ce2O3 were observed. Interestingly, a significant increase in second harmonic generation (SHG) signal intensity of ~3.5 times was observed when the dopant concentration was increased from 3 to 7 at.% in ZnO nanoparticles. The SHG signal in doped-ZnO was governed by micro-strain such that it increased with decrease of micro-strain and vice-versa. The dependence of ZnO morphology and SHG intensity on Cedopant concentration in ZnO has potential for applications in bio-imaging and bio-sensing.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ZnO Ce-doping Second harmonic generation Band gap decrement Micro-strain
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Physics
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2021 04:19
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2021 04:19
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/157132

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