Photoluminescence, TGA/DSC and photocatalytic activity studies of Dy3+ doped SrY2O4 nanophosphors
Dy3+:SrY2O4 nanophosphors were prepared via a solution combustion method using glycine as an organic fuel. The structural, optical, and thermal properties of the nanophosphors were studied. Strain and crystal size were calculated via W–H analysis. The direct energy band gap is nearly 4.9 eV and photocatalytic studies reveal that Rh-B degradation of almost 50% can be achieved.