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Title: Optical property investigations of polystyrene capped Ca{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 7}:Dy{sup 3+} persistent phosphor

Highlights: • Synthesis of polymer capped pyrophosphate phosphors by citrate gel method. • Radiative lifetime is calculated from parameters of Judd-Ofelt theory and ICP-AES. • Reaction mechanism is discussed leading to high photoluminescence efficiency. • PL emission spectrum reveals broad band emission suitable for solid state lighting. - Abstract: By virtue of enhanced photosensivity, good optical response and better thermal stability, organic–inorganic hybrid materials are contemplated as one of the alternatives for designing advanced optoelectronic devices and innovative photonic applications. A novel inorganic organic hybrid Ca{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 7}:Dy{sup 3+} phosphor has been fabricated by Pechini method. The optical property of synthesized phosphor is successfully altered by the in corporation of polystyrene sulfonic acid as capping agent in the colloidal solution. The phase purity and the average particle size of the prepared phosphor were calculated from X-ray diffraction (XRD) employing Debye Scherrer method. The morphological and chemical investigations were carried out through scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) analysis. The radiative transitions are explained on the basis of Judd-Ofelt theory and on the basis of derived parameters, the radiative lifetime of persistent hybrid Ca{sub 2}P{sub 2}O{sub 7}:Dy{sup 3+} phosphor is calculated as 5.33 ms. This paper exploresmore » the mechanism leading to high photoluminescence efficiency using organic capping additives. The photoluminescence (PL) graphs reveal broad band emission at 482 nm (blue) and 573 nm (yellow) corresponding to {sup 4}F{sub 9/2}-{sup 6}H{sub 15/2} and {sup 4}F{sub 9/2}-{sup 6}H{sub 13/2} transitions of Dy{sup 3+}, respectively. The Commission International De I-Eclairage (CIE) chromaticity co-ordinates were calculated from emission spectra and the values (x, y) were approaching to standard value of white emission. The synthesized pyrophosphate phosphors can thereby account in multiple potential applications including white light emitting diodes.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [1]
  1. Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, VNIT, Nagpur 440010 (India)
  2. Department of Physics, R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur 440033 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22475982
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Materials Research Bulletin; Journal Volume: 70; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 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:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; AUGER ELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY; CALCIUM PHOSPHATES; DEBYE-SCHERRER METHOD; DYSPROSIUM ADDITIONS; EMISSION SPECTRA; IMPURITIES; LIFETIME; LIGANDS; LIGHT EMITTING DIODES; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; PHOSPHORS; PHOTOLUMINESCENCE; POLYSTYRENE; SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; SOLIDS; SYNTHESIS; X-RAY DIFFRACTION