Electric and photoluminescence properties of Eu3+-doped PZN-9PT single crystal


Eu3+-doped 0.91Pb(Zn1/3Nb2/3)O3-0.09PbTiO3 (PZN-9PT: Eu) single crystals were grown by the flux technique. The phase structure, ferroelectric, dielectric, and photoluminescence properties of the crystal were investigated. The PZN-9PT: Eu crystal has a pure perovskite structure. The residual polarization Pr, coercive field Ec, total bipolar strain, and unipolar stain are 36.7664 μC/cm2, 11.0597 kV/cm, 0.35%, and 0.12%, respectively. The coercive field Ec of PZN-9PT: Eu crystal is three times higher than that of PZN-9PT crystal. The Curie temperature Tc of the PZN-9PT: Eu crystal is about 172 °C which is slightly higher than that of PZN-PT single crystal. Under the excitation of 464 nm laser, four broadband peaks appear around 593 nm, 613 nm, 657 nm, and 716 nm, corresponding to the 5D0 → 7FJ (J = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4) transition emission, respectively. The luminescence intensity of all the emission peaks decreases with increasing temperatures range from 298 to 393 K. Our results can provide a new way for the design of multifunctional materials used in optical-electrical devices.

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This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51772235), the National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) (Grant No.2013CB632900), the Shaanxi Key Laboratory Fundament Research Foundation (14JK1333), and Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Functional Materials and Devices (Grant No.2015SZSJ-59-5).

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Chen, Y., Xi, Z., Guo, F. et al. Electric and photoluminescence properties of Eu3+-doped PZN-9PT single crystal. J Mater Sci: Mater Electron 31, 11295–11302 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-020-03678-z

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