Photoluminescence studies on dysprosium doped glass ceramics containing α-Na3AlF6 crystalline phase for white light emission

M. Monisha, Vinod Hegde, Sindhoora Kaniyala Melanthota, Nirmal Mazumder, M. I. Sayyed, Hanan Al-Ghamdi, Aljawhara H. Almuqrin, Sudha D. Kamath

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The present work focuses on Dy3+ doped 20SiO2-(20-x) B2O3–10Al2O3–10ZnO–30NaF–10ZnF2 glass ceramics (GCs), a white light emitting material prepared by conventional melt-quenching technique and thermal treatment. The glass ceramics exhibited good morphological evolution of α-Na3AlF6 crystals at elevated temperatures. Bandgap values are obtained lower for glass ceramics compared to precursor glass which almost tends to come closer to the bandgap value of semiconductor. A good photoluminescence (PL) performance is monitored in glass ceramics with increased emission intensity having two dominant peaks at 482 and 575 nm. Stimulated emission cross section in glass ceramics obtained higher for the level 6H13/2 characterize their significance in laser active media. Quantum efficiency is achieved greater than 80% for glass ceramics ensures their appropriateness for LEDs application. In particular, the yellow to blue intensity, colour coordinates and colour correlated temperature have been evaluated for glass ceramics. With the formation of α-Na3AlF6 crystalline phase surrounded by Dy3+ ions, the PL properties in glass ceramics is enhanced notably. The obtained glass ceramics should be acknowledged as a promising material in white-LEDs and optoelectronic devices applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number125157
JournalMaterials Chemistry and Physics
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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