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Electronic Materials Letters

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 222–229 | Cite as

Synthesis of Sr(1-x-y)Al4O7:Eux 2+,Lny 3+ (Ln = Dy, Y, Pr) nanophosphors using rapid gel combustion process and their down conversion characteristics

  • Devender SinghEmail author
  • Vijeta Tanwar
  • Anura Priyajith Samantilleke
  • Bernabe Mari
  • Shri Bhagwan
  • Krishan Chander Singh
  • Pratap Singh Kadyan
  • Ishwar Singh
Article

Abstract

Eu2+ and Eu2++Ln3+ doped SrAl4O7 nanophosphors were synthesized by rapid gel combustion process. The morphology of prepared phosphors was examined with scanning and transmission electron microscopy. The phase identification and the crystal structures of nanophosphors were studied using X-ray powder diffraction techniques. Luminescence characteristics of the prepared nanophosphors were analyzed on account of excitation, emission and phosphorescence decay analysis. The emission spectra demonstrated the broad green emission attributed to 4f65d1→ 4f7 transition of the Eu2+ ions. The effect of codoping of some trivalent lanthanide (Dy3+, Pr3+ and Y3+) ions were investigated for improving the emission intensity and phosphorescence decay time of the basic lattice of SrAl4O7:Eu2+ phosphors. The synthesized materials had enhanced bright luminescent properties that could suitably be applied for display as well as photovoltaic applications.

Keywords

luminescence SrAl4O7:Eu2+ trivalent lanthanides codopants nanophosphor XRD 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Devender Singh
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Vijeta Tanwar
    • 1
  • Anura Priyajith Samantilleke
    • 2
  • Bernabe Mari
    • 3
  • Shri Bhagwan
    • 1
  • Krishan Chander Singh
    • 1
  • Pratap Singh Kadyan
    • 1
  • Ishwar Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryMaharshi Dayanand UniversityRohtakIndia
  2. 2.Centro de FisicaUniversidade of MinhoBragaPortugal
  3. 3.Departament de Física AplicadaUniversitat Politècnica de ValènciaValènciaSpain

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