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- Combined experimental and theoretical investigations of the photoluminescent behavior of Ba(Ti,Zr)O-3 thin films
- Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar)
- Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
- The correlation between experimental data and theoretical calculations have been investigated to explain the photoluminescence at room temperature of Ba(Ti0.75Zr0.25)O-3 (BTZ) thin films prepared by the polymeric precursor method. The degree of structural order-disorder was investigated by X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, ultraviolet-visible absorption spectroscopy and photoluminescence (PL) measurements. First-principles quantum mechanical calculations based on density functional theory (B3LYP level) were employed to study the electronic structure of ordered and deformed asymmetric models. The electronic properties are analyzed and the relevance of the present theoretical and experimental results on the PL behavior is discussed. The presence of localized electronic levels and a charge gradient in the band gap due to a break in symmetry, are responsible for the PL in disordered BTZ lattice. (c) 2007 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
- Acta Materialia. Oxford: Pergamon-Elsevier B.V., v. 55, n. 19, p. 6416-6426, 2007.
- Elsevier B.V.
- thin films
- optical materials
- order-disorder phenomena
- ab initio electron theory
- density functional theory
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