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Activation of Zr0.95 – xY0.05O2:\({\text{Eu}}_{x}^{{{\text{3 + }}}}\) by Heat Treatment in an Electromagnetic Field of the Microwave Range

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Specimens composed of Zr0.95 – xY0.05O2:\({\text{Eu}}_{x}^{{3 + }}\) (x = 0.01–0.15) are synthesized in a muffle furnace and activated by thermal treatment in an electromagnetic field of the microwave range. The conditions for the activation and concentration of Eu3+ in phosphor are optimized. Microwave heat treatment results in the growth of grains, reduces microstresses, and increases the fluorescent brilliance of the specimens by a factor of 2.4.

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Keskinova, M.V., Verzunov, P.P., Turkin, I.A. et al. Activation of Zr0.95 – xY0.05O2:\({\text{Eu}}_{x}^{{{\text{3 + }}}}\) by Heat Treatment in an Electromagnetic Field of the Microwave Range. Glass Phys Chem 45, 532–536 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1087659619060099

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  • phosphor
  • stabilized zirconium oxide
  • europium
  • microwave heating