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Structure and luminescent properties of Eu3+-doped phosphate glass for display device applications

Abstract

As an excellent host material, rare earth-doped glasses have gotten extensive attention. Herein, a novel Eu3+-doped P2O5-Gd2O3-Ga2O3-NaF-ZnO glasses with excellent optical properties have been prepared. The structure and spectroscopic features of title glasses showed that the densities of glasses increased monotonically with an increase in Eu2O3 contents, and these glasses were made up of metaphosphate, pyrophosphate, and orthophosphate units. From the resultant spectra, five emission peaks were clearly found in the emission spectra of Eu3+-doped glasses excited at 392 nm light, and the intensity of the emission spectra exhibited a trend of growing initially and then declining. The glass doped with 2 mol.% Eu2O3 had the highest emission intensity, the luminescence intensity at 150 °C remained at 80.57% of the initial intensity at 27 °C, and the CIE and lifetime were (0.6480, 0.3412) and 2.16 ms, respectively. The excellent optical properties suggest that this phosphate glass has potential application in display devices.

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This work has been supported by the Jiangxi Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 20212BAB204023, No. 20212BAB214020, and No. 20202BABL214007), the Programs for Science and Technology Development of Henan Province (No.202102210020), and the Basic Research Plan of Key Scientific Research Projects of Henan Universities (20B430011).

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Song, J., Zhang, C., Xu, C. et al. Structure and luminescent properties of Eu3+-doped phosphate glass for display device applications. Appl. Phys. A 128, 629 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00339-022-05775-8

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Keywords

  • Luminescent material
  • Phosphate glasses
  • Eu3+-doped
  • Thermal stability