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Role of Dy3+ → Sm3+ energy transfer in the tuning of warm to cold white light emission in Dy3+/Sm3+ co-doped Lu3Ga5O12 nano-garnets

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Abstract

Nano-crystalline lutetium gallium garnets co-doped with Dy3+ and Sm3+ ions have been synthesized via a sol–gel method and their structural, morphological and luminescence properties have been characterized. All the garnets have been crystallized in a single phase of cubic structure, with an average size of 40 nm, with coral shape morphology. Under different excitation wavelengths, the nano-garnets exhibit the strong yellow and blue emissions of Dy3+ ions, as well as the orange and red emissions of Sm3+ ions. In Dy3+/Sm3+ co-doped Lu3Ga5O12 nano-garnets, white light emission has been tuned from warm to cool by varying the concentration of Sm3+ ions, as well as the excitation wavelength. The color coordinates for 2 mol% Dy3+/10 mol% Sm3+ co-doped nano-garnets have been found to be (0.317, 0.321), quite close to ideal white light, with a correlated color temperature of 6322 K under 351 nm excitation. Moreover, decay times, multipolar interactions, and energy transfer parameters for excited states of Dy3+ and Sm3+ ions in co-doped nano-garnets have been evaluated to derive the relationship between the doping concentration and luminescence properties. These results reveal that the studied nano-garnets could be a potential candidate for white light emitting device applications.

Graphical abstract: Role of Dy3+ → Sm3+ energy transfer in the tuning of warm to cold white light emission in Dy3+/Sm3+ co-doped Lu3Ga5O12 nano-garnets

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The article was received on 19 Oct 2017, accepted on 06 Dec 2017 and first published on 22 Dec 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ04034B
Citation: New J. Chem., 2018,42, 1260-1270
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    Role of Dy3+ → Sm3+ energy transfer in the tuning of warm to cold white light emission in Dy3+/Sm3+ co-doped Lu3Ga5O12 nano-garnets

    H. Pamuluri, M. Rathaiah, K. Linganna, C. K. Jayasankar, V. Lavín and V. Venkatramu, New J. Chem., 2018, 42, 1260
    DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ04034B

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