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Luminescence enhancement for Y2Mo4O15:Pr3+ red-emitting phosphors by Tb3+ co-doping

  • Guilin Yan
  • Wentao ZhangEmail author
  • Yi HuangEmail author
  • Peicong Zhang
  • Junfeng Li
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Abstract

A series of Y2Mo4O15:Pr3+, Tb3+ red-emitting phosphors is synthesized via a solid-state reaction. The X-ray diffraction results indicate that the patterns of Y2Mo4O15:Pr3+, Tb3+ samples match well with the standard Y2Mo4O15 monoclinic structure. Under blue excitation at 453 nm, the Y2Mo4O15:Pr3+ phosphors show a red emission peaked at 614 nm, corresponding to the characteristic 1D2 → 3H4 electronic transition of Pr3+. Under near-ultraviolet excitation at 375 nm, the Y2Mo4O15:Tb3+ phosphor results in a double emission at 552 nm and 490 nm, which corresponding to the 5D4 → 7F5 and 5D4 → 7F6 electronic transitions of Tb3+. Furthermore, the luminescence properties of Y2Mo4O15:Pr3+ phosphor, especially luminescence intensity, was observably improved by the Tb3+ co-doping, which due to the emission peak of Tb3+ matches well with the excitation peak of Pr3+ at 490 nm and the resulted energy transfer between Tb3+ and Pr3+. The chromaticity coordinates of Y2Mo4O15:Pr3+, Tb3+ phosphors are all located in the red region. The results indicate that the prepared Y2Mo4O15:Pr3+, Tb3+ red phosphors are suitable for the applications of blue-excited warm white light-emitting diodes.

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Acknowledgements

This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51602032, 41673109), the Research Project of Science & Technology Department of Sichuan Province (No. 2017SZ0185) and the Project of Chengdu University of Technology Innovation Team (Grant No. 10912-KYTD201506).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Materials and Chemistry & Chemical EngineeringChengdu University of TechnologyChengduChina
  2. 2.State Environmental Protection Key Laboratory of Synergetic Control and Joint Remediation for Soil & Water PollutionChengdu University of TechnologyChengduChina
  3. 3.College of Environment and EcologyChengdu University of TechnologyChengduChina

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