Solid solutions of Eu3-doped metal tungstate and molybdate phosphors were synthesized by solid-state reactions. The crystal structure of the solid-solution phosphors was determined to be tetragonal with a space group of I41/c. The red-emitting solid-solution phosphors exhibited a broad absorption band in the range 220340 nm and sharp excitation peaks in the near UV to green region. The emission intensities of the solid-solution phosphors were enhanced due to the stiff lattices, as a result of the ordered distribution of cations and anions according to differences in ionic size. The increase in the energy transfer is discussed in terms of metalligand distances, ionization potential of Mo and the relatively large overlap between the excitation and emission spectra. Such solid-solution phosphors with a bright red emission intensity, relatively short decay time and appropriate color chromaticity have potential for use as red-emitting materials for white LEDs.
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Experiments at PLS were supported, in part, by MOST and POSTECH. The authors are grateful for the support from the 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