Control of the photoluminescence in Ba0.97Y2Si3O10:Eu2+ phosphors: Via the intensification effect of the second luminescence centre

Haoran Li, Yujun Liang, Yingli Zhu, Shiqi Liu, Jiahui Chen, Wen Lei, Mengyuan Wang

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    Cation substitution has been proven to be a prevailing strategy for efficiently tuning the luminescence properties of divalent europium (Eu2+). In this work, the isostructural Ba0.97Y2-xLuxSi3O10:0.03Eu2+ (BYSO:Eu,xLu) and Ba0.97Y2-yGdySi3O10:0.03Eu2+ (BYSO:Eu,yGd) (x/y = 0.00-2.00) solid solutions with two emission bands were designed based on the existence of a second potential luminescence center in the Ba0.97Y2Si3O10:0.03Eu2+via the conventional solid-state reaction. Combined with the variation of distortion and disorder, a new model named the intensification effect of the second luminescence center was built in view of the local and average structures. All the samples exhibit a series of asymmetric and broad-band emissions covering the blue and cyan or blue and green regions, due to the increased Eu2+ amounts in the second coordination zone, which is attributed to the increase in distortion and disorder by varying the Gd3+ or Lu3+ content. Moreover, the thermal properties of BYSO:Eu,yGd are superior to the commercial BaMgAl10O17:Eu2+, with T1/2 over 523 K and small reductions in emission intensity at 423 K. The present research aims to shed new light on the improvement of phosphor properties with broad-band emission and high luminous efficacy.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2111-2122
    Number of pages12
    JournalInorganic Chemistry Frontiers
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2018


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