Abstract: The luminescent and optical properties of materials based on zirconium(IV) oxide grown by crystallization of ZrO2 melts with 0, 2.0, 2.5, 2.8, and 3.7 mol % of Y2O3 are studied. Using Raman spectroscopy, it is found that this material with the Y2O3 concentration below 2 mol % is mainly a monoclinic ZrO2 phase. The photoluminescence spectra of these crystals contain a blue–green band peaking at an energy of 2.4 eV. This fact in combination with the specific features of the refractive index and absorption coefficient dispersions indicates the presence of high concentrations of oxygen vacancies and polyvacancies in the samples. At higher concentrations of Y2O3 in the mixture, the tetragonal ZrO2 modification becomes dominant in the materials under study and the blue–green luminescence intensity decreases. The experimental optical spectra are analyzed in comparison with the ab initio calculated spectra for ideal ZrO2 crystals in the cubic, tetragonal, and monoclinic phases.
Предметные области OECD FOS+WOS
- 1.03 ФИЗИЧЕСКИЕ НАУКИ И АСТРОНОМИЯ
- 2.05 ТЕХНОЛОГИЯ МАТЕРИАЛОВ