Color tunable emission via Ce3+–Tb3+ energy transfer in CaHfO3 phosphor

  • Yurong Shi
  • Pan Cheng
  • Jia Chen
  • Yuping Tong
  • Chuang WangEmail author


A color tunable emission was obtained in CaHfO3:Ce3+,Tb3+ phosphor. XRD, luminescence spectra, decay curves, temperature-dependent emission spectra and quantum efficiency were used to characterize the structure and luminescence properties. Under 330 nm excitation, the Ce3+ singly doped CaHfO3 samples exhibited intense blue emission. The emission intensity reached the maximum at 1 mol% Ce3+. CaHfO3:0.1Ce3+ samples possessed high quantum efficiency of 52.05%. In Tb3+ co-doped CaHfO3:Ce3+ phosphors, the emission position of Ce3+ blue shifts slightly due to weaker crystal field strength around Ce3+. Besides, the energy transfer between Ce3+ and Tb3+ leads to tunable emission colors from blue to cyan, then to green. The energy transfer efficiency and thermal stability are investigated in detail.



Project is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (51702378 and 11704043) and Key Technologies R&D Program of Henan Province (No. 182102210604).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yurong Shi
    • 1
  • Pan Cheng
    • 1
  • Jia Chen
    • 2
  • Yuping Tong
    • 1
  • Chuang Wang
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringNorth China University of Water Resources and Electric PowerZhengzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.The Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Functional Materials and ApplicationsZhoukou Normal UniversityZhoukouPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.College of New EnergyBohai UniversityBohaiPeople’s Republic of China

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