Effect of Cu-doping on structural, optical and photoluminescence properties of zinc titanates synthesized by solid state reaction
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Undoped and Cu-doped zinc titanates were synthesized by solid-state reaction. The structural and phase transition properties were studied using powder XRD. The elemental composition of the samples was studied using EDAX analysis. Optical studies were carried by measuring photoluminescence and diffused reflectance. Bandgap energies were calculated using Tauc’s relation from the diffuse reflectance spectra. A decrease in lattice parameters, unit cell volume and bandgap energies were observed with Cu doping in zinc titanate. Photoluminescence intensity at 386 nm in the violet region was enhanced on increasing Cu dopant concentration.
KeywordsTiO2 Cu2O Microwave Dielectric Property Anatase TiO2 Zinc Titanate
The authors thank VIT-SIF for providing powder XRD, Diffused reflectance spectrophotometer and Fluorescence spectrophotometer facilities. One of the authors Mr. Budigi Lokesh thanks VIT University management for providing financial support to carry out the present work.
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