Title: Structure and photoluminescence properties of strong blue-emitting alumina film developed from a liquid sol at low temperature
Authors: Peng, Cheng-Hsiung
Hwang, Chyi-Ching
Hsiao, Chi-Sheng
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Keywords: Alumina film;Blue emission;Oxygen defect;Sol-gel
Issue Date: 18-Feb-2010
Abstract: Strong blue photoluminescence emission at 450 nm from alumina films prepared from an alumina precursor was observed. Photo luminescence measurements indicate that the peak intensity of the blue emission changes with the pH value of the peptizing solution, the annealing temperature and the atmosphere. The blue emission appears at a low temperature of 50 degrees C and reaches a maximum strength at 400 degrees C in an oxygen atmosphere and 600 degrees C in a nitrogen atmosphere. HRTEM images show that the alumina films are composed of nanoparticles with a diameter of <= 10 nm. it is believed that the observed strong photoluminescence is associated with inherent defect centers in the material, where these are related to the structure transition and transformation from the boehmite phase to the gamma-alumina phase and bond cleavage. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2009.10.235
ISSN: 0925-8388
DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2009.10.235
Volume: 491
Issue: 1-2
Begin Page: L29
End Page: L32
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