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Title: Effect of retrapping on the persistent luminescence in strontium silicate orange–yellow phosphor

The orange–yellow long persistent luminescence in Sr{sub 3}SiO{sub 5}:Eu{sup 2+}, Er{sup 3+} with the chromaticity coordination of (0.48, 0.49) can persist for over 20 h above the recognizable intensity level (≥0.32 mcd/m{sup 2}) because of retrapping carriers by the deep traps. The incorporation of Er{sup 3+} into Sr{sub 3}SiO{sub 5}:Eu{sup 2+} generates a large number of shallow traps responsible for the fast decay component as well as deep traps responsible for the decay tail of the LPL. It demonstrates that the retrapping of the carrier released from a trap plays an important role in the persistent luminescence process. - Graphical abstract: LPL decay curves of Sr{sub 3−x−y}SiO{sub 5}:xEu{sup 2+}, yEr{sup 3+} (x=0.0025, y=0, 0.0025). Inset: Orange–yellow emission images recorded using a classic Reflex digital camera with exposure times varying with the persistent luminescence times. Display Omitted - Highlights: • The persistence time of Sr{sub 3}SiO{sub 5}:Eu{sup 2+}, Er{sup 3+} lasts over 20 h above the recognizable intensity level. • The incorporation of Er{sup 3+} into Sr{sub 3}SiO{sub 5}:Eu{sup 2+} generates a large number of shallow traps. • The experimental results provide an evidence for the retrapping process in LPL processes.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22280727
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Solid State Chemistry; Journal Volume: 206; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; CAMERAS; DECAY; EMISSION; ERBIUM IONS; EUROPIUM IONS; IMAGES; MAGNETIC CIRCULAR DICHROISM; STRONTIUM SILICATES