Investigation of Luminescence Properties of Eu3+, Dy3+ and Gd3+ Doped MgAl2Si2O8 Red-emitting Phosphors

Ozturk E., Kalaycioglu N., Uzun E.

JOURNAL OF THE CHINESE CHEMICAL SOCIETY, vol.62, no.1, pp.47-51, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Rare-earth-doped aluminosilicates of alkaline earth MgAl2Si2O8: Eu3+, Dy3+ and MgAl2Si2O8: Eu3+, Gd3+ were synthesized by the solid state reaction method at 1300 degrees C. The phosphors were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), photoluminescence (PL), thermoluminescence (TL) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). X-ray powder diffraction studies show that the phosphors were crystallized in the triclinic crystal system. The phosphors show characteristic broad band phosphorescence of Eu3+. This broad band phosphorescence has red emission bands in the range of 580-705 nm corresponding to D-5(0) -> F-7(j) (j:0,2,3,4) transitions of Eu3+.