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Site-selective laser spectroscopy and defect configurations of the Nd3+-Li+ centres in ZnO powders

Jackson

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Near-infrared emission in the 885–915?nm region was observed for two distinct Nd3+ centres that co-exist in hexagonal wurtzite ZnO:1?mol%Nd3+:10?mol%Li+ powders. The powder samples were prepared by sintering in air at 950?°C and the emission, attributed to the 4F3/2???4I9/2 transitions of Nd3+ ions, was measured in the 10–75?K temperature range. The sharp and well-resolved Nd3+ emission transitions are present in Nd3+-Li+ co-doped samples only, and the intensity increases with Li+ concentration. X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy were used for structural, morphology and compositional assessments of the samples. Atomistic modelling using GULP shows two favourable Nd3+-Li+ substitutional positions, in consistence with the experimental findings.

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Jackson. (2020). Site-selective laser spectroscopy and defect configurations of the Nd3+-Li+ centres in ZnO powders. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 153306 - 153306. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2019.153306

Acceptance Date Dec 5, 2019
Publication Date Mar 1, 2020
Journal Journal of Alloys and Compounds
Print ISSN 0925-8388
Publisher Elsevier
Pages 153306 - 153306
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2019.153306
Keywords Site-selective spectroscopy; Nd3+-Li+; ZnO powders; Modelling; Defect configurations; Crystal-field levels
Publisher URL https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2019.153306

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