Luminescence probe in ceramic solid solutions (Pb1-3X/2LaX- X/2)(Zr0,95Ti0,05)O3 with X=1 to 8 at%

I. El-Harrad1, 2,*, A. Ridah2, C. Carabatos-Nédelec3

1Matériaux Optoélectroniques et Photonique, LOTEA,

Faculté des Sciences et Techniques Errachidia, BP 509 Boutalamine, Errachidia, Maroc.

2Laboratoire de Contrôle et d'Analyse des Matériaux,

Faculté des Sciences Ben Msik, BP 7955, Casablanca, Maroc.

3Centre Lorrain d’Optique et Electronique des Solides

Université de Metz et supélec, 2 rue E. Belin, Metz, France.

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Received 20 November 2000 ; revised version accepted 18 May 2001



The presence of excited Cr3+ ions in the ceramics under study offers an opportunity to probe these materials in the microscopic scale using the internal optical transitions 2E4A2. In presence of thermally activated disorder in the ceramics, the experiments conducted using the luminescence spectroscopy show certain vibronic sidebands close to the pure electronic R-lines. The phononic origin of these features is analysed in terms of lattice perturbation in the environment of the Cr3+ sites.

Keywords : Zirconate-titanate ceramics; Luminescence; Phase transitions; Vibronic sidebands.

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