Thermographic properties of Sm3+-doped GdVO4 phosphor
AuthorsNikolic, M. G.
Jovanović, Dragana J.
Đorđević, Vesna R.
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Rare-earth orthovanadates are important hosts for the luminescence of rare earth activators with considerable practical applications in the artificial production of light. In this paper we investigated the possibility for GdVO4:Sm3+ usage in phosphor thermometry by observing the temperature changes of trivalent samarium transitions from F-4(3/2) and (4)G(5/2) energy levels to the ground state. A set of three samples of Sm3+-doped GdVO4 (0.5, 1 and 2 mol.% Sm3+ with respect to Gd3+ ions) was produced via solid state synthesis. The sample crystalline structure is confirmed from x-ray diffraction (XRD) measurements. Photoluminescence measurements were recorded in the temperature range 293-823 K and the fluorescence intensity ratio of the paired emissions bands was studied as a function of temperature. All three GdVO4:Sm3+ samples proved to have good potential for the development of thermographic phosphors, whereas the maximum sensitivity of approximately 4.5x10(-4) K-1 was found for the s...ample with 2 mol.% Sm3+ in the temperature region around 750 K.
Source:Physica Scripta, 2012, T149
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