Spectroscopic properties of high-temperature sintered SrS:0.05%Ce3+ under high hydrostatic pressure
Luminescence properties of SrS:Ce pellets sintered at 1700 °C were investigated under high pressure. Two different Ce3+-related emissions were confirmed to appear in the blue-green and red parts of the spectrum and were shown to shift significantly and linearly to longer wavelengths with increasing pressure. Changes in decay times of both emissions were also thoroughly analyzed. The results confirmed that Ce3+ ion pairing/clustering occurring due to their enhanced mobility at high temperatures is responsible for the appearance of the recently reported red Ce3+ emission in sintered SrS:Ce pellets.