CdSiO3:Pr3+ nanophosphor: Synthesis, characterization and thermoluminescence studies

Sunitha, DV and Manjunatha, C and Shilpa, CJ and Nagabhushana, H and Sharma, SC and Nagabhushana, BM and Dhananjaya, N and Shivakumara, C and Chakradhar, RPS (2012) CdSiO3:Pr3+ nanophosphor: Synthesis, characterization and thermoluminescence studies. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 99. pp. 279-287.

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A series of Pr(3+) (1-9 mol%) doped CdSiO(3) nanophosphors have been prepared for the first time by a low temperature solution combustion method using oxalyldihydrizide (ODH) as a fuel. The final product was characterized by Powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and UV-Vis spectroscopy. The average crystallite size was calculated using Debye-Scherrer's formula and Williamson-Hall (W-H) plots and found to be in the range 31-37 nm. The optical energy band gap (E(g)) of undoped for Pr(3+) doped samples were estimated from Tauc relation which varies from 5.15-5.36 eV. Thermoluminescence (TL) properties of Pr(3+) doped CdSiO(3) nanophosphor has been investigated using γ-irradiation in the dose range 1-6 kGy at a heating rate of 5 °C s(-1). The phosphor shows a well resolved glow peak at ∼171 °C along with shouldered peak at 223 °C in the higher temperature side. It is observed that TL intensity increase with increase of Pr(3+) concentration. Further, the TL intensity at 171 °C is found to be increase linearly with increase in γ-dose which is highly useful in radiation dosimetry. The kinetic parameters such as activation energy (E), frequency factor (s) and order of kinetics was estimated by Luschiks method and the results are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nanophosphor;X-ray diffraction;SEM;FTIR;UV-Vis; Thermoluminescence
Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Chemistry and Materials (General)
ENGINEERING > Structural Mechanics
Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2013 08:11
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2013 08:11

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