Vishwakarma, Amit K. and Jha, Kaushal and Jayasimhadri, M. and Sivaiah, B. and Gahtori, Bhasker and Haranath, D. (2015) Emerging cool white light emission from Dy3+ doped single phase alkaline earth niobate phosphors for indoor lighting applications. Dalton Transactions, 44 (39). 17166-17174. ISSN 1477-9226

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Single-phase cool white-light emitting BaNb2O6:Dy3+ phosphors have been synthesized via a conventional solid-state reaction method and characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) observations and spectrofluorophotometric measurements. XRD and Rietveld structural refinement studies confirm that all the samples exhibit pure orthorhombic structure [space group - C222(1)(20)]. SEM observations reveal the dense particle packaging with irregular morphology in a micron range. The as-prepared phosphors exhibit blue (482 nm) and yellow (574 nm) emissions under 349, 364, 386 and 399 nm excitations corresponding to F-4(9/2) -> H-6(J) (J = 15/2, 13/2) transitions of Dy3+ ions. The energy transfer mechanism between Dy3+ ions has been studied in detail and the luminescence decay lifetime for the F-4(9/2) level was found to be around 146.07 mu s for the optimized phosphor composition. The calculated Commission Internationale de L'Eclairage (CIE) chromaticity coordinates for the optimized phosphor are (x = 0.322, y = 0.339), which are close to the National Television Standard Committee (NTSC) (x = 0.310, y = 0.316) coordinates. The values of CIE chromaticity coordinates and correlated color temperature (CCT) of 5907 K endorse cool white-light emission from the phosphor. The study reveals that BaNb2O6: Dy3+ phosphor could be a potential candidate for near ultra-violet (NUV) excited white-LED applications

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Inorganic Chemistry
Nuclear Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr. Rajpal Walke
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2016 06:53
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2016 06:53

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