The effect of annealing in different atmospheres on the luminescence of polycrystalline TiO_2



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Plugaru, R and Cremades Rodríguez, Ana Isabel and Piqueras de Noriega, Javier (2004) The effect of annealing in different atmospheres on the luminescence of polycrystalline TiO_2. Journal of Physics: Condensed Mater, 16 (2). S261-S268. ISSN 0953-8984

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Polycrystalline samples of titanium oxide were prepared by thermal sintering, in argon and air atmospheres at temperatures ranging from 1100 to 1500 degreesC, from powders of anatase and rutile phases. The samples sintered in argon were further treated in oxygen at the temperature of 800 degreesC for intervals of time up to 8 h. The luminescence emission of the initial powders was situated in the green region, with the peak at 580 nm. The sintering treatment in argon leads to a decrease of the luminescence intensity that appears as a broad band peaked at 550 nm in the case of anatase and as a band peaked at 450 nm in the case of the rutile phase. The sintering treatment in air causes the quenching of the emission in the visible region. In both cases, a sharp and intense emission appears in the infrared region at 800 nm for rutile and 820 nm for the anatase phase. The blue emission is sensitive to the treatment in oxygen atmosphere which causes mainly an intensity increase of the band at 450 nm. The treatment in oxygen results in the reconstruction of the polycrystalline sample surface as hexagonal shape protrusions and large terraces.

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© 2004 IOP Publishing Ltd.
International Workshop on Beam Injection Assessment of Microstructures in Semconductors ( 7. 2003. Lille, Francia).
This work was supported by MCYT (ProjectMAT2000-2119). RP thanks MCYT for a research grant from the NATO scientific programme.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Titanium-Dioxide, Surface, Tio_2(110), Photoluminescence, Rutile, Oxide
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Materials
ID Code:23261
Deposited On:21 Oct 2013 15:53
Last Modified:13 Feb 2018 15:39

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