Journal of Fluorescence

, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 791–806 | Cite as

PL Properties of Sr2CeO4 With Eu3+ and Dy3+ for Solid State Lighting Prepared by Precipitation Method

  • R. S. Ukare
  • Vikas Dubey
  • G. D. Zade
  • S. J. Dhoble


Photoluminescence studies of pure and Dy3+, Eu3+ doped Sr2CeO4 compounds are presented by oxalate precipitation method for solid state lighting. The prepared samples also characterized by XRD, SEM (EDS) and FTIR spectroscopy. The pure Sr2CeO4 compound displays a broad band in its emission spectrum when excited with 280 nm wavelength, which peaks centered at 488 nm, which is due to the energy transfer between the molecular orbital of the ligand and charge transfer state of the Ce4+ ions. Emission spectra of Sr2CeO4 with different concentration of Dy3+ ions under near UV radiation excitation, shows that intensity of luminescence spectra is found to be affected by Dy3+ ions, and it increases with adding some percentages of Dy3+ ions. The maximum doping concentration for quenching is found to be Dy3+ = 0.2 mol % to Sr2+ions. The observed broad spectrum from 400 to 560 nm is mainly due to CT transitions in Sr2CeO4 matrix and some fractional contribution of transitions between 4F9/26H15/2 of Dy3+ ions. Secondly the effect of Eu3+ doping at the Sr2+ site in Sr2CeO4, have been studied. The results obtained by doping Eu3+ concentrations (0.2 mol% to 1.5 mol%), the observed excitation and emission spectra reveal excellent energy transfer between Ce4+ and Eu3+. The phenomena of concentration quenching are explained on the basis of electron phonon coupling and multipolar interaction. This energy transfer generates white light with a color tuning from blue to red, the tuning being dependent on the Eu3+ concentration. The results establish that the compound Sr2CeO4 with Eu3+ = 1 mol% is an efficient “single host lattice” for the generation of white lights under near UV-LED and blue LED irradiation. The commission internationale de I’Eclairage (CIE) coordinates were calculated by Spectrophotometric method using the spectral energy distribution of prepared phosphors.


Sr2CeO4 Sr2CeO4 with RE (Eu3+and Dy3+Nanophosphors PL XRD SEM FTIR Near UV and blue LED Solid state lighting 



One of the authors R. S. Ukare is very much thankful to University Grant Commission, Pune, for providing financial grant under Faculty Development Programme (FDP).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsC.J. Patel College TiroraDist. GondiaIndia
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsBhilai Institute of TechnologyRaipurIndia
  3. 3.J.N. Art’sCommerce and Science College WadiNagpurIndia
  4. 4.Department of PhysicsR.T.M. Nagpur UniversityNagpurIndia

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