Structural and optical properties of Nd3+ doped columbite SrNb2O6

Mete Kaan Ekmekçi*, Murat Erdem, Ali Sadi Başak, Özkan Daniş

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Nd-doped SrNb2O6 particles have been prepared by a molten salt method using strontium nitrate, niobium oxide and NaCl-KCl salt mixture as a flux at a relatively low temperature as compared to solid-state reaction method. X-ray diffraction patterns of the pure SrNb2O6 samples exhibited a single orthorhombic phase. Photoluminescence (PL) properties of Nd-doped samples in near-infrared spectral region were studied in detail. A characteristic luminescence of Nd3+ at 1.06 μm was observed for Nd-doped SrNb2O6. Concentration quenching phenomenon was detected depending on the Nd-doping concentrations at room temperature. This characteristic of the doped samples may be ascribed to the energy transfer between Nd3+ and niobate groups (NbO6).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4123-4126
Number of pages4
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes

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This study was financially supported by the Marmara University Research Fund (BAPKO) with the project number FEN-A-150513-0171 .

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Marmara ÜniversitesiFEN-A-150513-0171


    • Columbite niobates
    • Luminescence
    • Molten salt synthesis


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