Structure and optical properties of nanocrystalline gadolinium doped zirconia thin films
UNSPECIFIED. (2002) Structure and optical properties of nanocrystalline gadolinium doped zirconia thin films. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS B, 16 (26). pp. 4017-4025. ISSN 0217-9792Full text not available from this repository.
Transparent sols of crystalline gadolinium doped zirconia particles with the general formula Zr1-xGdxO2-x/2 (where x = 0-0.20), were prepared by a hydrothermal sol-gel method using cheap inorganic precursors. The composition, structure, crystallite size and lattice parameters of the crystalline dried sol particles and heated powders were studied. Thin films were deposited on quartz substrates using a simple dipping process and the structure, composition and crystallite size found to be identical to the powders with respect to the variation in temperature. Spectral transmittance studies showed that the films were transparent in the region between 400 and 1100 nm. The refractive index increased with the increase in annealing temperature, varying between 1.56 and 1.74. Optical band gap calculations gave band of 5.52 to 5.55 eV. Refractive indices and optical band gaps were compared with those of films containing other lanthanide dopants previously reported in the literature.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS B|
|Publisher:||WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBL CO PTE LTD|
|Date:||20 October 2002|
|Number of Pages:||9|
|Page Range:||pp. 4017-4025|
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