Broadband, Enhanced, and Antithermally Quenched Near-Infrared Phosphors via a Cosubstitution Approach

Qianrui Ma, Ting Wang, Wei Gao, Bitao Liu, Hao Zhang, Zhenzhen Cui, Haihong Guo, Liang Xiu, Shaoqing Wang, Ziyang Li, Longchao Guo, Siufung Yu, Xue Yu, Xuhui Xu, Jianbei Qiu

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Wearable biosensing and food safety inspection devices with high thermal stability, high brightness, and broad near-infrared (NIR) phosphor-converted light-emitting diodes (pc-LEDs) could accelerate the next-generation NIR light applications. In this work, NIR La3-xGdxGa5GeO14:Cr3+ (x = 0 to 1.5) phosphors were successfully fabricated by a high-temperature solid-state method. Here, by doping Gd3+ ions into the La3+ sites in the La3Ga5GeO14 matrix, a 7.9-fold increase in the photoluminescence (PL) intensity of the Cr3+ ions, as well as a remarkably broadened full width at half-maximum (FWHM) of the corresponding PL spectra, is achieved. The enhancements in the PL, PLE intensity, and FWHM are attributed to the suppression of the nonradiative transition process of Cr3+ when Gd3+ ions are doped into the host, which can be demonstrated by the decay curves. Moreover, the La1.5Gd1.5Ga5GeO14:Cr3+ phosphor displays an abnormally negative thermal phenomenon that the integral PL intensity reaches 131% of the initial intensity when the ambient temperature increases to 160 °C. Finally, the broadband NIR pc-LED was fabricated based on the as-explored La1.5Gd1.5Ga5GeO14:Cr3+ phosphors combined with a 460 nm chip, and the potential applications for the broadband NIR pc-LEDs were discussed in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11616-11625
Number of pages10
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2 Aug 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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