Deep-red emitting Mg2TiO4:Mn4+ phosphor ceramics for plant lighting


In this study, deep-red emitting Mg2TiO4:Mn4+ phosphor ceramics were synthesized by the high temperature solid-state reaction method. The ceramics can be excited by the 465 nm blue light and had a narrow emission with a full width at half maximum (FWMH) value of 31 nm. The peak wavelength was located at 658 nm, which matched the demanded wavelength for photosynthesis. The crystal field strength (Dq) and the Racah parameters (B and C) were estimated by the Tanabe-Sugano diagram. The thermal conductivity of the Mg2Ti(0.999)O4:0.001Mn4+ ceramic was 7.535 W/(m·K) at room temperature, which was one order of magnitude higher than that of the traditional packaging method using the silicone gel. A set of phosphor converted LEDs were fabricated by mounting the phosphor ceramics onto the 460 nm blue LED chips and the CIE coordinates can move from the blue region to the purple light region with the thickness of the ceramic increasing. These results indicated that the Mg2TiO4:Mn4+ phosphor ceramic was suitable for plant lighting when combined with a blue LED chip.


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This work was sponsored by Shanghai Pujiang Program (18PJ1408800), Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation Program (19511104600), the National Key Research and Development Program of China (2016YFB1102303), and the International Partnership Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences (181231KYSB20160005).

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Wang, Z., Lin, H., Zhang, D. et al. Deep-red emitting Mg2TiO4:Mn4+ phosphor ceramics for plant lighting. J Adv Ceram (2020).

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