Universal Journal of Materials Science Vol. 4(3), pp. 47 - 53
DOI: 10.13189/ujms.2016.040301
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Green Light Emission in Aluminum Oxide Powders Doped with Different Terbium Concentrations


L. Mariscal-Becerra. 1,*, S. Carmona-Téllez 2, R. Vázquez-Arreguín 3, C. M. García-Rosas 4, C. Falcony 1, H. Murrieta S. 2, M.A. Sánchez-Alejo 2
1 Cinvestav, Gustavo A. Madero, Mexico
2 Institute of Physics, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
3 Superior School of Computer Sciences, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico
4 Faculty of Sciences, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

ABSTRACT

Different emission intensities presented in aluminum oxide phosphors corresponding to different concentrations of doping performed with terbium are analyzed. The phosphors were synthesized by the evaporation technique and were characterized by photo and cathodoluminescence, x-ray diffraction, and EDS techniques for different incorporation percentages of terbium as dopant; they show characteristic transitions in 494, 543, 587 and 622nm, corresponding to 5D47F6, 5D47F5, 5D47F4 and 5D47F3, respectively when they are excited with λexc= 380 nm wavelength at room temperature. The results of XRD show the presence of α-Al2O3 phases with peaks located at 2Θ = 25.78, 35.34, 37.96, 43.56, 45.8, 52.74, 57.7, 61.5, 66.74, 68.44, 77.12 and 80.94, and the δ-Al2O3 phase 2Θ = 32.82, 45.8, 61.36 and 66.74. These compounds were heat treated for two hours at 1100℃. EDS analyzes indicate that these compounds have close to 60% oxygen around of 40% aluminum in the presence of terbium as dopant which indicates a stoichiometry close to the expected one for alumina.

KEYWORDS
Terbium, Luminescence, Powders, Aluminum Oxide

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L. Mariscal-Becerra. , S. Carmona-Téllez , R. Vázquez-Arreguín , C. M. García-Rosas , C. Falcony , H. Murrieta S. , M.A. Sánchez-Alejo . "Green Light Emission in Aluminum Oxide Powders Doped with Different Terbium Concentrations." Universal Journal of Materials Science 4.3 (2016) 47 - 53. doi: 10.13189/ujms.2016.040301.