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Role of B2O3 on the phase stability and long phosphorescence of SrAl2O4 : Eu, Dy

Nag, Abanti and Kutty, TRN (2003) Role of B2O3 on the phase stability and long phosphorescence of SrAl2O4 : Eu, Dy. In: Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 354 (1-2). pp. 221-231.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0925-8388(03)00009-4

Abstract

The role of B2O3 addition on the long phosphorescence of SrAl2O4:Eu2+, Dy3+ has been investigated. B2O3 is just not an inert high temperature solvent (flux) to accelerate grain growth, according to SEM results. B2O3 has a substitutional effect, even at low concentrations. by way of incorporation of BO4 in the corner-shared AlO4 framework of the distorted 'stuffed' tridymite structure of SrAl2O4. which is discernible from the IR and solid-state MAS NMR spectral data. With increasing concentrations, B2O3 reacts with SrAl2O4 to form Sr4Al4O25 together with Sr-borate (SrB2O4) as the glassy phase, as evidenced by XRD and SEM studies. At high B2O3 contents, Sr4Al14O25 converts to SrAl2B2O7 (cubic and hexagonal), SrAl12O19 and Sr-borate (SrB4O7) glass. Sr4Al14O25:Eu2+, Dy3+ has also been independently synthesized to realize the blue emitting (lambda(em)approximate to490 nm) phosphor. The afterglow decay as well as thermoluminescence studies reveal that Sr4Al14O25:Eu, Dy exhibits equally long phosphorescence as that of SrAl2O4:Eu2+, Dy3+. In both cases, long phosphorescence is noticed only when BO4 is present along with Dy3+ and Eu2+. Here Dy3+ because of its higher charge density than Eu2+ prefers to occupy the Sr sites in the neighbourhood of BO4, as the effective charge on borate is more negative than that of AlO4. Thus. Dy3+ forms a substitutional defect complex with borate and acts as an acceptor-type defect center. These defects Eu2+ ions and the subsequent thermal release of hole at room temperature followed by the trap the hole generated by the excitation of recombination with electron resulting in the long persistent phosphorescence. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Long persistence phosphorescence;Strontium aluminates; Reaction with boric oxide;Phase conversion
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2011 06:20
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2011 06:20
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/40185

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