Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics

, Volume 29, Issue 21, pp 18781–18790 | Cite as

Photoluminescence properties and crystal structure of color-tunable yellow–orange–carroty–red emissive Sr2(1−x)NaxP2O7:xSm3+ phosphors for near-UV/blue light-based white LEDs

  • Sha-sha Liu
  • Da-chuan ZhuEmail author
  • Ling-xiang Yang
  • Cong Zhao
  • Yong Pu


A series of Sr2(1−x)NaxP2O7:xSm3+ phosphors with adjustable emission have been synthesized via one-step calcination process of the precursors prepared by co-precipitation method successfully. The crystal structure and luminescent properties of the phosphors were analyzed in detail. Because the Sm3+ could occupy two different types of Sites (Sr1 and Sr2), the emission spectra of the Sr2−xP2O7:xSm3+ phosphors excited at 402 nm showed an emission band consisting of two symmetrical single bands (Em1 and Em2) in the wavelength range of 580–620 nm with a peak at 599 nm (4G5/2 → 6H7/2). The optimal doping concentration of these phosphors was at x = 0.04. The charge compensator Na+ ions can not only improve emission luminous intensity and quantum efficiency (QE) of the Sr2P2O7:Sm3+, but also change the shape and position of the emission peak at 599 nm. The color tunable wide gamut light can be controlled through properly adjusting the excitation wavelength of obtained samples, covering the yellow, orange, carroty and red chromaticity region, indicating Sr2(1−x)NaxP2O7:xSm3+ phosphors have high absorptions from the near ultraviolet to blue region and can be efficiently excited by commercial NUV and blue LEDs, thus can be used for developing warm white LEDs.



Emission band1


Emission band2


Near ultraviolet


Light-emitting diodes




X-ray diffraction


Quantum efficiency


Emission/excitation wavelength


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This work was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of China (51702033) and the Program of Chongqing Municipal Education Commission (KJ1501126).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sha-sha Liu
    • 1
  • Da-chuan Zhu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ling-xiang Yang
    • 1
  • Cong Zhao
    • 2
  • Yong Pu
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Material Science & EngineeringSichuan UniversityChengduChina
  2. 2.Research Center for Material Interdisciplinary Science, Chongqing University of Arts and Science, Chongqing Engineering Research Center for Optoelectronic Materials and DevicesChongqingChina

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