Eu3+-doped potassium tungstate phosphor was synthesized by solid-state reactions. The as-produced phosphor was re-fired with a small amount of flux-like alkali carbonates and boron oxide. It was confirmed that the re-firing process containing a flux led to the uniform particle growth with smooth surface and improved Eu3+ distribution at the surface of particles, resulting in the enhanced red emission. The X-ray diffractometer (XRD) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) analyses were used to determine the role of flux in the system.
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Acknowledgement This research was partially sponsored by the Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. and by BK21 program of the ministry of Education, Republic of Korea (2005).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering