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New full-color-emitting phosphor, Eu2+-doped Na2−xAl2−xSixO4 (0 ≤ x ≤ 1), obtained using phase transitions for solid-state white lighting

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Abstract

A new color-tunable Eu2+-doped sodium aluminium silicate, Na2−xyAl2−xSixO4:yEu2+ (0 ≤ x ≤ 1), phosphor system was investigated as a novel candidate for phosphor-converted white light-emitting diode (LED) applications and successfully synthesized by wet chemical methods based on the hydrolysis of tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS). Different crystal structures and emission spectra were obtained by varying the ratio of Al to Si in the phosphor Na2−xAl2−xSixO4 with x value ranging from 0.25 to 0.55. The Na2−xyAl2−xSixO4:yEu2+ phosphor system emitted a maximum intensity at 470–600 nm when using a 395 nm excitation wavelength, and the emission was strongly affected by the crystal structures determined by the x value. Substitution of Eu2+ affected the center wavelength and emission intensity due to changes in the crystal-field effect, which was strongly dependent on the crystal structure. The LED device exhibited an excellent color-rendering index Ra of 93 at a correlated color temperature of 4258 K with CIE color coordinates of (0.3629, 0.3427) under a 20 mA forward-bias current. Based on these results, we are currently evaluating the potential application of Na2−xyAl2−xSixO4:yEu2+ as a white-emitting UV-convertible phosphor.

Graphical abstract: New full-color-emitting phosphor, Eu2+-doped Na2−xAl2−xSixO4 (0 ≤ x ≤ 1), obtained using phase transitions for solid-state white lighting

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The article was received on 28 Oct 2011, accepted on 27 Dec 2011 and first published on 07 Feb 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM15501J
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2012,22, 5374-5381
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    New full-color-emitting phosphor, Eu2+-doped Na2−xAl2−xSixO4 (0 ≤ x ≤ 1), obtained using phase transitions for solid-state white lighting

    J. Y. Han, W. B. Im, D. Kim, S. H. Cheong, G. Lee and D. Y. Jeon, J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 5374
    DOI: 10.1039/C2JM15501J

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