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Red-emitting LaOF:Eu3+ phosphors: Synthesis, structure and their Judd-Ofelt analysis for LED applications

Dhananjaya, N and Shivakumara, C and Saraf, Rohit and Nagabhushana, H (2016) Red-emitting LaOF:Eu3+ phosphors: Synthesis, structure and their Judd-Ofelt analysis for LED applications. In: MATERIALS RESEARCH BULLETIN, 75 . pp. 100-109.

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Abstract

In the present study, we have synthesized a series of La1-xEuxOF (0.01 <= x <= 0.09) phosphors by the conventional solid-state reaction route at relatively low temperature (500 degrees C) and shorter duration of 2 h. The compounds were crystallized in the rhombohedral structure with the space group R-3m (No. 166). Upon UV excitation (254 nm), the photoluminescence spectra exhibit characteristic luminescence D-5(0) -> F-7(J) (J= 1, 2, 3, and 4) intra-4f shell Eu3+ ion transitions. An intense red emission peak at 610 nm was observed due to electric dipole (D-5(0) -> F-7(2)) transition. Judd-Ofelt theory was employed to evaluate various radiative parameters such as radiative emission rates, lifetime, branching and asymmetry ratios. CIE color coordinates confirmed the red emission of the phosphors. The luminescent results reveal that LaOF:Eu3+ phosphor can be used as potential candidate for developing red component in white LED applications. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Inorganic compounds; Chemical synthesis; X-ray diffraction; Infrared spectroscopy; Phosphors
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
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Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2016 06:59
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2016 06:59
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/53267

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