Raman scattering, Stokes photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) measurements have been used to study the phase transition of 2 mol% erbium-doped potassium niobate (KNbO3) polycrystalline. The low-temperature Raman scattering experiments showed that the phase transition occurred at around 200 and 300 K, and the DSC thermograms indicated that the phase transition occurred at 203, 290, 481 and 666 K, respectively. Comparing our results with Matthias's, we proposed that 2 mol% erbium-doped KNbO3 polycrystalline exhibits a new phase transition at 203 K. The PL spectra intensity was also unusual during these temperatures; a strong non-exponential behavior was found. From these results of Raman scattering, DSC and PL, we concluded that the behavior of 2 mol% erbium-doped KNbO3 polycrystalline at 203 K should be a new phase transition.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry