Spectroscopic and magnetic properties of neodymium doped in GdPO4 sub-micron-stars prepared by solvothermal method

G. A. Kumar, Nicolas R. Balli, M. Kailasnath, L. Christopher Mimun, Chamath Dannangoda, Karen S. Martirosyan, C. Santhosh, Dhiraj K. Sardar

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Neodymium-doped gadolinium orthophosphate (GdPO4:Nd3+) luminomagnetic sub-micron-stars were prepared by solvothermal method using metal nitrates and phosphoric acid. Monoclinic star shaped in six lobed sub-micron-stars with 600 nm length is obtained with uniform particle size distribution. After heat-treatment at 800°C for 1 h in air, the stars separate into isolated petal shaped particles and show characteristic emission bands of Nd3+ with the strongest emission at 1064 nm. The emission intensities and fluorescence decay times are dependent on the Nd3+ concentration with the highest emission intensity and longest fluorescence decay time of 311 μs at 1064 nm with 0.5 mol% Nd3+. Under 808 nm excitation with 12 W/cm2 power density a quantum yield of 9% was obtained for the 1.0 mol% Nd3+. The presence of paramagnetic Gd3+ gives magnetic properties to the phosphor with a calculated magnetic moment of 1510 and 107,965 Bohr magneton at 300 and 5 K, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)668-673
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Publication statusPublished - 05-07-2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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