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A set of manganese ion activated fluoride phosphors (A2BF6:Mn4+, A = K, Na, B = Si, Ge, Ti): synthesis below 0 °C and efficient room-temperature photoluminescence

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Transition-metal ion activated solid-state phosphors are of particular interest for the development of LED-based white light sources. In addition to their relatively low cost, these luminescent materials show exceptionally high luminescence efficiency, especially at room temperature and above, due to the involvement and promotion of thermal phonons. In this article, we present a comprehensive investigation into a set of manganese ion doped fluoride phosphors (A2BF6:Mn4+, A = K, Na, B = Si, Ge, Ti), including the synthesis procedures and various characterization, with the emphasis on optical spectroscopic characterization. All of the phosphors synthesized at a temperature of −16 °C using a chemical co-precipitation method exhibit intense red color emission at room temperature under the excitation of light, with a wide range of wavelengths from 450 nm to 325 nm. In most of the phosphors, phonon-assisted luminescence dominates the spectra, which is evidenced using Raman scattering measurements. X-ray diffraction data from the samples reveal that K2SiF6:Mn4+ crystallizes in a cubic phase, while the remaining crystals have hexagonal structures, but with different symmetries for K2TiF6:Mn4+ and Na2SiF6:Mn4+. More interestingly, well-resolved spectral splitting was observed in the major phonon-assisted luminescence signatures of both the K2SiF6:Mn4+ and K2TiF6:Mn4+ samples, indicating the occurrence of complicated but fascinating phonon-assisted transition processes in the phosphors.

Graphical abstract: A set of manganese ion activated fluoride phosphors (A2BF6:Mn4+, A = K, Na, B = Si, Ge, Ti): synthesis below 0 °C and efficient room-temperature photoluminescence

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The article was received on 01 Jul 2016, accepted on 16 Sep 2016 and first published on 19 Sep 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6TC02737G
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. C, 2016,4, 9561-9568
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    A set of manganese ion activated fluoride phosphors (A2BF6:Mn4+, A = K, Na, B = Si, Ge, Ti): synthesis below 0 °C and efficient room-temperature photoluminescence

    F. Tang, Z. Su, H. Ye, M. Wang, X. Lan, D. L. Phillips, Y. Cao and S. Xu, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2016, 4, 9561
    DOI: 10.1039/C6TC02737G

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