Luminescence in Dy3+ and Eu3+ Activated K3Al2(PO4)3
The Dy3+ and Eu3+ activated K3Al2 (PO4)3 phosphors were prepared by a combustion synthesis. From a powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis the formation of K3Al2 (PO4)3 was confirmed. In the photoluminescence emission spectra, the K3Al2(PO4)3:Dy3+ phosphor emits two distinctive colors: blue and yellow whereas K3Al2(PO4)3:Eu3+ emits red color. Thus the combination of colors gives BYR (blue–yellow–red) emissions can produce white light. These phosphors exhibit a strong absorption between 340 and 400 nm which suggest that present phosphor is a promising candidate for producing white light-emitting diodes (LED).
KeywordsPhotoluminescence Phosphors Phosphate X-ray diffraction LED
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