Peculiarity of the Cathodoluminescence of Αlpha- Alumina Prepared by Calcination of Gibbsite Powder or Generated by Oxidation of a Metallic FeCrAl Alloy

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Most of metallic materials functioning at high temperature need to have oxidation resistance. This resistance can be achieved when the material develops, through oxidation, an oxide film which acts as a diffusion barrier while keeping a good adherence. In this respect, alpha alumina clearly acts as such. The oxides of aluminum have been the subject of many investigations because of their commercial importance and scientific interest. The thermal stability and optical properties of pure nanometer-sized alumina powder have received much attention because of their intrinsic interest and commercial value. Nanometer-sized alumina powders are widely applied today. One of its applications is in fluorescent lamps due to the absorption of ultraviolet light. In fact, it can also emit the light under excitation with a suitable wavelength. It is important to note that there are many works about alpha alumina using X-ray diffraction, but there is a need for a more detailed structural analysis. To achieve this more exhaustive structural characterization we have used the Rietveld refinement method and cathodoluminescence (CL) measurements.