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Facile synthesis, morphology and photoluminescence of a novel red fluoride nanophosphor K2NaAlF6:Mn4+

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Abstract

A novel red-emitting fluoride phosphor, K2NaAlF6:Mn4+, with nanoscale particle size was synthesized via a cation exchange route. This phosphor absorbs UV and blue light and emits red light at about 630 nm; thus, it has been regarded as an ideal red phosphor for WLEDs. The reaction parameters were systematically investigated and an optimized sample was obtained. K2NaAlF6:Mn4+ showed better photoluminescence properties and its emission wavelength was blue shifted with respect to that of K2LiAlF6:Mn4+ due to differences in the neighbouring alkali metal ions and different distances between the cation and the ligands. These results are in agreement with the trend determined by the recently introduced parameter β1, which describes the energy of the 2Eg4A2g transition as a function of the nephelauxetic effect. Finally, these results could further contribute to the optimization of red-emitting phosphors based on Mn4+ ions.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis, morphology and photoluminescence of a novel red fluoride nanophosphor K2NaAlF6:Mn4+

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The article was received on 13 Mar 2017, accepted on 03 May 2017 and first published on 05 May 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7TC01074E
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. C, 2017, Advance Article
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    Facile synthesis, morphology and photoluminescence of a novel red fluoride nanophosphor K2NaAlF6:Mn4+

    Y. Zhu, L. Cao, M. G. Brik, X. Zhang, L. Huang, T. Xuan and J. Wang, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7TC01074E

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