Luminescence temperature sensing in visible and NIR spectral range using Dy3+ and Nd3+ doped YNbO4
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ContributorsĐačanin Far, Ljubica
Lukić-Petrović, Svetlana R.
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Dy3+-and Nd3+-doped YNbO4 powders were prepared using a mechanochemical method followed by annealing, and their photoluminescent properties were examined to assess the possibility of their use in phosphor thermometry. Luminescence intensity ratio technique was used as a temperature readout scheme for both YNba(4):Dy3+ and YNbO4:Nd3+ samples. The crystalline structure of the samples is confirmed by XRD measurements, while SEM was used for the microstructural and compositional characterization. Sample doped with Dy3+ ions emitting in the blue region has been investigated in the 293-773 K temperature range and exhibits maximal relative sensitivity of 1.97% K-1 at 300 K. YNbO4:Nd3+ sample showed intense NIR emission which fall into the first biological window. When heated from 303 up to 473 K relative temperature sensitivity of 0.28%K-1 at 300 K was achieved. Values of temperature sensitivities show that YNbO4 has a large potential for the development of thermographic phosphors in the blue... and NIR spectral ranges when doped with trivalent Dy and Nd, respectively. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.