Structural and luminescent properties of gel-combustion synthesized green-emitting Ca3Sc2Si3O12 : CCe3+ phosphor for solid-state lighting

Yuanhong Liu, Jianhua Hao, Weidong Zhuang, Yunsheng Hu

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Ca3Sc2Si3O12 : Ce3+ phosphors with a single phase and fine size were successfully obtained at a lower temperature (1100 °C) using the gel-combustion method compared with the conventional solid-state reaction method (about 1500 °C). The crystal phase and the microstructure of the phosphors and their photoluminescence were investigated. The particle size is about 1 νm, which is much less than that obtained by the solid-state reaction. Smaller particle size can reduce internal scattering when particles are mixed with silicon and coated onto a blue light-emitting diode (LED). A bright green emission is observed, which is attributed to the characteristic emissions from 5d-2F5/2 and 5d-2F7/2 transitions of Ce3+. The excitation spectra show a broad and strong absorption at about 460 nm, suggesting that it is very suitable for use as a colour converter in white LEDs. The decay time of the gel-combustion phosphor is 54.65 ns.
Original languageEnglish
Article number245102
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 28 Dec 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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