Kumar, Arun and Kedawat, Garima and Kumar, Pawan and Dwivedi, Jaya and Gupta, Bipin Kumar (2015) Sunlight-activated Eu2+/Dy3+ doped SrAl2O4 water resistant phosphorescent layer for optical displays and defence applications. New Journal of Chemistry, 39 (5). 3380-3387. ISSN 1144-0546

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Herein, we introduce a strategy for the fabrication of a sunlight-activated green luminescent Eu2+/Dy3+ doped strontium aluminate (Sr1-x-yAl2O4:Eu-x(2+)/Dy-y(3+)) assisted long persistent, transparent, flexible and water resistant phosphorescent layer via a customized solid state reaction-solution casting method. The XRD result of as-synthesized phosphor shows a pure monoclinic crystal structure with the space group P2(1). This as-synthesized phosphor exhibits green afterglow emission with a broad band peaking similar to 528 nm upon a broad range of excitation wavelengths from 368-418 nm, which is ascribed to the characteristic 4f(6)5d(1) -> 4f(7) electronic dipole allowed transition of Eu2+ ions. Moreover, the role of Dy3+ as an auxiliary activator significantly prolongs the afterglow duration to a large extent by increasing the number of electron traps and their trap depths in the vicinity of Eu2+. Accordingly, a brighter afterglow intensity with a time more than 5 hours is observed for the optimal concentration of Eu2+/Dy3+ in Sr1-x-yAl2O4:Eux(2+)/Dyy(3+), (x = 0.1 and y = 0.2) in the long persistent phosphor. The incorporation of the sunlight-activated as-synthesized Sr0.7Al2O4:Eu-0.1(2+)/Dy-0.2(3+) phosphor in a commercially available PVC gold medium offers a highly dispersive transparent luminescent paint, which can be used for the spray coating of monuments, as well as for the fabrication of transparent, flexible and water resistant phosphorescent layers. Hence, these striking features of the luminescent paint, as well as the flexible transparent phosphorescent layer could be potentially utilized in optical displays and defence applications.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr. Rajpal Walke
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2016 05:22
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2016 05:22
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/2015

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