Nanopowders of Yttrium Aluminium Garnet doped with neodymium (Nd:YAG) were investigated by X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS) at the Nd LIII edge in the 1.3-20.8% doping range. XANES spectra appear similar in the full range of the Nd concentration. However, a significant decrease in the white line intensity of XANES is revealed as the quantity of Nd doping ions increases. Plotting the white line intensity as a function of Nd doping ions reveals two linear trends with two different slopes, identifying a threshold value where the neodymium concentration reaches 5 at.% This experimental finding provides support for the existence of a double doping regime in Nd:YAG nanopowders.
|Numero di pagine||8|
|Rivista||Journal of Materials Science|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2009|
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