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Issue 46, 2018
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Broad-band emission of A3B′B′′2O9 complex perovskites (A = Ba, Sr; B′ = Zn; B′′ = Ta, Nb) realized by structural variations of the B site order–disorder

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Abstract

Broad emission with a full and continuous color spectrum realized by crystal engineering is extensively desired to simulate natural sunlight and improve the white color quality. Herein, new insight into the modulation of B site order–disorder and intrinsic oxygen defects for complex perovskite (A3B′B2′′O9) Sr3−xScxZnNb2O9 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.1) phosphors is demonstrated for broad-band emission via crystal engineering. We elucidate that the spectrum of Sr3ZnNb2O9 synthesized at an optimal temperature exhibits two emission bands under near-ultraviolet excitation ex = 374 nm) which is readily available from near ultraviolet chips. The two broad emission bands can be ascribed to charge transfer from the empty 4d (t2g)-orbitals of Nb5+ ions to the filled 2p-orbitals of O2− ions and the intrinsic oxygen defects. Further, as a proposed strategy to optimize the luminescence property of Sr3ZnNb2O9 (SZN), we realized A-site nonequivalent doping to induce B-site disordering and cancel the luminescence quenching which results from B site ordering. The A-site nonequivalent doping efficiently offsets intrinsic oxygen defects, as validated by systematic analyses of experiments and DFT calculations. Consequently, the novel phosphor Sr3−xScxZnNb2O9 (x = 0.1) shows a high color rendering index (Ra = 82.2) and negligible color shift. In addition, its emission intensity is enhanced by ∼70 times as compared to the pristine Sr3ZnNb2O9.

Graphical abstract: Broad-band emission of A3B′B′′2O9 complex perovskites (A = Ba, Sr; B′ = Zn; B′′ = Ta, Nb) realized by structural variations of the B site order–disorder

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Submitted
26 Sep 2018
Accepted
25 Oct 2018
First published
29 Oct 2018

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018,6, 12566-12574
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Paper

Broad-band emission of A3B′B′′2O9 complex perovskites (A = Ba, Sr; B′ = Zn; B′′ = Ta, Nb) realized by structural variations of the B site order–disorder

X. Li, L. Zhou, M. D. Dramićanin, Q. Tang, X. Jing, J. Shi, Y. Xu and M. Wu, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 12566
DOI: 10.1039/C8TC04874F

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