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Efficient and thermally stable blue-emitting Ce3+ doped LaAl(Si6-zAlz)(N10-zOz) phosphor (JEM:Ce) for white LEDs

Abstract

La2O3, LaN, Si3N4, AlN and CeO2 have been used as starting materials to synthesize Ce doped LaAl(Si6-zAlz)(N10-zOz) (z ≈ 1, termed JEM phase) phosphors, via a solid-state reaction method in a gas pressure furnace at high temperature. Nearly single phase JEM:Ce phosphors have been obtained by carefully controlling the synthesis conditions. 5% Ce doped JEM phosphor displays a broad excitation band extending from UV to 425 nm, with a maximum at 355 nm. Excitation with 355 nm light results in a Ce3+ 5d-4f emission band (FWHM = 81 nm) centered at 430 nm, with a high internal quantum efficiency of 75%. The emission of JEM:0.01Ce phosphor has only quenched 3% at room temperature as compared to the intensity at 4 K and still 57% of the luminescence is left at 573 K, which is superior to JEM:Eu phosphor. These performance make JEM:Ce phosphor a very promising blue-emitting phosphor for white LED application.

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The article was received on 19 Apr 2017, accepted on 13 Jul 2017 and first published on 15 Jul 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7TC01697B
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. C, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Efficient and thermally stable blue-emitting Ce3+ doped LaAl(Si6-zAlz)(N10-zOz) phosphor (JEM:Ce) for white LEDs

    C. Wang, O. M. ten Kate, T. Takeda and N. Hirosaki, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7TC01697B

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