Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 46, Issue 24, pp 7793–7798 | Cite as

Synthesis, photoluminescence and mechanoluminescence properties of Eu3+ ions activated Ca2Gd2W3O14 phosphors

  • S. Sailaja
  • S. J. Dhoble
  • Nameeta Brahme
  • B. Sudhakar ReddyEmail author


A new series of Eu3+ ions-activated calcium gadolinium tungstate [Ca2Gd2W3O14] phosphors were synthesized by conventional solid-state reaction method. The X-ray diffraction patterns of the powder samples indicate that the Eu3+: Ca2Gd2W3O14 phosphors are of tetragonal structure. The prepared phosphors were well characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDAX), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), photoluminescence (PL), and mechanoluminescence (ML) spectra. PL spectra of Eu3+: Ca2Gd2W3O14 powder phosphors have shown strong red emission at 615 nm (5D0 → 7F2) with an excitation wavelength λexci = 392 nm (7F0 → 5L6). The energy transfer from tungstate groups to europium ions has also reported. Mechanoluminescence studies of Eu3+: Ca2Gd2W3O14 phosphors have also been explained systematically.


Gd2O3 Charge Transfer Band Field Emission Display Prepared Phosphor Lucite Plate 



The authors acknowledge the Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facility (SAIF), IIT Chennai for extending instrumental facilities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Sailaja
    • 1
  • S. J. Dhoble
    • 2
  • Nameeta Brahme
    • 3
  • B. Sudhakar Reddy
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Physics (Research Centre)S.V. Degree CollegeKadapaIndia
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsRTM Nagpur UniversityNagpurIndia
  3. 3.School of Studies in PhysicsPt. Ravishankar Shukla UniversityRaipurIndia

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