The effect on electrical and luminescent properties in nanocrystalline Na<sub>0.5</sub>Bi<sub>0.5-x</sub>Nd<sub>x</sub>TiO<sub>3</sub>

G, Thirupathi and Kandula, Kumara Raja and Raavi, Sai Santosh Kumar and Asthana, Saket (2017) The effect on electrical and luminescent properties in nanocrystalline Na<sub>0.5</sub>Bi<sub>0.5-x</sub>Nd<sub>x</sub>TiO<sub>3</sub>. Materials Research Express, 4 (9). 095019. ISSN 2053-1591

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Abstract

In this work, we report the simultaneous optimization of the relaxor properties and photoluminescence from nanocrystalline Nd3+ substituted NBT (Na0.5Bi0.5-xNdxTiO3 where x = 0,0.01,0.02 and 0.04) synthesized by hydrothermal method. Substitution of optically active Nd3+ results in luminescence in addition to modification of structural and electrical properties of parent NBT. NBT-Nd ceramics stabilize in rhombohedral structure which is confirmed from X-ray diffraction analysis. Here, the long range structure is associated with the removal of local strain inhomogeneity by hydrothermal synthesis. The variation of morphology observed from the transmission electron micrographs is conjectured as the result of the nucleation process involved with Nd3+ content in hydrothermal process. The Raman spectral measurements concur with the observed rhombohedral symmetry. Upon photo-excitation typical NIR emission from Nd3+ in the NIR region is observed. The variation in the dielectric and the optical properties are correlated well with the structural observations for NBT-Nd compositions.

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Raavi, Sai Santosh Kumarhttp://orcid.org/0000-0002-2496-9233
Asthana, Sakethttp://orcid.org/0000-0002-6420-3304
Item Type: Article
Subjects: Physics
Divisions: Department of Physics
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2017 09:26
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 05:52
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/3510
Publisher URL: https://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1591/aa887a
OA policy: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/2053-1591/
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