A LUMINESCENCE STUDY OF PLASMA TREATED ALUMINA POWDERS

1 MORÁVEK Tomáš
Co-authors:
1 RÁHEĽ Jozef
Institution:
1 Masaryk University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Electronics, Kotlářská 2, Brno, Czech Republic
Conference:
7th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application, Hotel Voronez I, Brno, Czech Republic, EU, October 14th - 16th 2015
Proceedings:
Proceedings 7th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application
Pages:
327-330
ISBN:
978-80-87294-59-8
ISSN:
2694-930X
Published:
11th January 2016
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science and Scopus.
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Abstract

The sintering of plasma pre-treated alumina sub-micron powders results in finer microstructure of final ceramics. This highly interesting and potentially useful result motivates us to study the microscopic changes on plasma treated alumina powders. In this paper we present the study of luminescence produced by thermally stimulated plasma treated alumina powders, to extend the portfolio of standard surface diagnostic tools specializing primarily at chemical and topological changes. We found that luminescence signal is exceedingly sensitive to plasma treatment. The comprehensive set of experiments implies that the emitted light is produced chiefly by the process of thermoluminescence. Hence the emitted light is the direct consequence of plasma assisted electron trapping in the material, rather than the outcome of chemical reactions.

Keywords: alumina, DCSBD, thermoluminescence, sub-micron powder
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