The luminescence properties of Eu3+- and Sm3+-doped potassium tungstate phosphors were investigated. The K4-3(x+y) (WO4)2:Eux3+,Smy3+ phosphor was produced by solid-state reactions, followed by re-firing with a flux. The phosphor showed a strong absorption in the near-UV to green region due to 4f-4f electron transitions of the Eu3+ and Sm3+ ions, generating a red emission. The excitation spectrum could be adjusted by Sm3+-codoping. A small amount of Sm3+, acting as a sensitizer, increased the energy absorption peak at 405 nm. The crystal structure and local environment around the Eu3+ ions were determined using the Rietveld method. The crystal structure of this phosphor was determined to be monoclinic with a space group of C2/c. The small Eu-0 distance in the crystal led to high energy-level splitting at the 5D0→7F2 transition of the Eu3+ ions, resulting in more emission peaks. Crown
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Experiments at PLS were supported in part by MOST and POSTECH. This research was sponsored by Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. and BK21 program of the Ministry of Education, Republic of Korea (2005).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics