Spectroscopic study and enhanced thermostability of combustion-derived BaMgAl10O17:Eu2+ blue phosphors for solid-state lighting

Abstract : Blue-emitting BaMgAl 10 O 17 :Eu 2þ (BAM:Eu), suitable for applications in a next generation of Hg-free lamps based on UV LEDs, was prepared by a microwave induced solution combustion synthesis, using urea as combustion fuel and nitrates as oxidizers. Purity control of the as-synthesized blue phosphor was undertaken by a washing step followed by a reduction one. Structural and morphological properties of the outcoming phosphors have been considered. Synthesis process allows producing a well-crystallized and nanostructured BAM phase within only few minutes. The influence of reduction treatment on the relative amounts of Eu 2þ /Eu 3þ in our samples has been investigated through an original study by magnetization and M€ ossbauer spectroscopy. Furthermore, a complete optical study has been carried out and allowed us to determine the europium localization in the three possible sites in BAM matrix. The percentage of Eu 2þ increased twofold after the reduction treatment, entailing an increase in the lumi-nescence efficiency upon UV excitation. Finally, temperature-dependent luminescence of combustion-derived powders has been studied till 170 C and compared to that of commercial BAM:Eu. MISCS-derived phosphors present a higher thermal stability than commercial one: whereas the emission efficiency of this last was reduced by 64%, the one of combustion-derived BAM:Eu experienced an only 12% decline. Furthermore, while commercial BAM suffered from a severe blue-shift with increasing temperature , our phosphors keep its color quality with a good stability of the photometric parameters.
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Optical Materials, Elsevier, 2017, 64, pp.334 - 344. 〈10.1016/j.optmat.2016.12.031〉
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Nathalie Pradal, Audrey Potdevin, Geneviève Chadeyron, Pierre Bonville, Bruno Caillier, et al.. Spectroscopic study and enhanced thermostability of combustion-derived BaMgAl10O17:Eu2+ blue phosphors for solid-state lighting. Optical Materials, Elsevier, 2017, 64, pp.334 - 344. 〈10.1016/j.optmat.2016.12.031〉. 〈cea-01507459〉

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