Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 1299–1304 | Cite as

Electron spin resonance spectra of Gd3+ ions in K2SO4-ZnSO4 glasses

  • B. Sreedhar
  • J. Lakshmana Rao
  • S. V. J. Lakshman


Electron spin resonance (ESR) spectra of Gd3+ ions doped in K2SO4-ZnSO4 glasses have been studied on an X-band ESR spectrometer at different temperatures (−120 to 150‡ C). The ESR spectrum at room temperature exhibits three prominent features with effectiveg-values of ∼5.6, 2.83 and 2.02. The spectra are similar to the “U” spectra familiar in many oxide and fluoride glasses, indicating very low and disordered site symmetries with a broad distribution of crystal fields. Remarkable changes have been observed in the spectrum with changes in the temperature, concentration and glass composition. The broadening of theg ∼2.02 line with increasing Gd3+ ion content indicates that the dipole-dipole interaction between the resonant centres increases with increase in Gd3+ ion content. A weak band at 36350cm−1 is observed in the optical absorption spectrum of 0.5mol% Gd3+ in K2SO4-ZnSO4 glass which has been assigned to the transition8S7/26P7/2.


Electron Spin Resonance Electron Spin Resonance Spectrum Crystal Field Electron Spin Resonance Signal Resonance Line 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Sreedhar
    • 1
  • J. Lakshmana Rao
    • 1
  • S. V. J. Lakshman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsSri Venkateswara UniversityTirupatiIndia

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