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Title: From natural attapulgite to phosphor materials: Characterization, photoluminescence and structure

Highlights: • Sr{sub 2.965}Al{sub 0.08}Si{sub 0.92}O{sub 5}:0.025Ce{sup 3+}, 0.01Eu{sup 2+} phosphor was synthesized from natural attapulgite. • Pure Sr{sub 3}SiO{sub 5} phase can be easily obtained. • It provides a new application field as phosphor for natural attapulgite. - Abstract: Sr{sub 2.965}Al{sub 0.08}Si{sub 0.92}O{sub 5}:0.025Ce{sup 3+}, 0.01Eu{sup 2+} (SrAlSiO:Ce{sup 3+}, Eu{sup 2+}) phosphor from natural attapulgite (ATP) was synthesized by solid-state reaction method. For the use of ATP as a source of Si and Al, pretreatment process including mechanical grinding and acid leaching were involved. X-ray diffraction patterns confirmed the formation of silicates in a wide temperature field, whereas Sr{sub 3}SiO{sub 5} within a single step. The ATP fibers were tuning into phosphor particles (about 1.5–3.0 μm) after calcination. Furthermore, photoluminescence spectra of the SrAlSiO:Ce{sup 3+}, Eu{sup 2+} phosphor was also in good agreement with the literature results, indicating a promising potential application as an effective candidate for warm-white LEDs materials.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ; ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Key Laboratory of Nonferrous Metals Chemistry and Resources Utilization of Gansu Province, State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic chemistry, and College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (China)
  2. Institute of Polymer Materials, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22420522
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Materials Research Bulletin; Journal Volume: 56; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2014 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:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ALUMINIUM SILICATES; ATTAPULGITE; CALCINATION; CERIUM IONS; EUROPIUM IONS; LEACHING; PARTICLE SIZE; PARTICLES; PHOTOLUMINESCENCE; SOLIDS; STRONTIUM COMPOUNDS; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; X-RAY DIFFRACTION