Synthesis and Luminescence Characteristics of Cr 3+ doped Y 3Al 5O 12 Phosphors
Luminescence performance of yttrium aluminum garnet (Y 3Al 5O 12) phosphors as a function of Cr 3+ concentration has been investigated via two different wet-chemical synthesis techniques, direct- (DP) and hydrothermal-precipitation (HP). Using either of these methods, the red-emitting phosphor [Y 3Al 5-xCr xO 12 (YAG: Cr 3+)] showed similar photoluminescence (PL) intensities once the dopant concentration was optimized. Specifically, the YAG: Cr 3+ PL emission intensity reached a maximum at Cr3+ concentrations of x = 0.02 (0.4 at.%) and x = 0.13 (2.6 at.%) for DP and HP processed samples, respectively. The results indicated the strong influence of the processing method on the optimized YAG: Cr 3+ performance, where a more effective energy transfer rate between a pair of Cr3+ activators at low concentration levels was observed by using the DP synthesis technique. Development of a highly efficient phosphor, using a facile synthesis approach, could significantly benefit consumer and industrial applications by improving the operational efficiency of a wide range of practical devices.
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- chromium; dopant concentration; Y3Al5O12; luminescence; cathodoluminescence
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