Gd3+ and Sm3+ co-activation, the effect of cation substitutions and the creation of cation vacancies in the scheelite-type framework are investigated as factors influencing luminescence properties. AgxGd((2−x)/3)−0.3−ySmyEu3+0.3☐(1−2x)/3WO4 (x = 0.50, 0.286, 0.20; y = 0.01, 0.02, 0.03, 0.3) scheelite-type phases (AxGSyE) have been synthesized by a solid-state method. A powder X-ray diffraction study of AxGSyE (x = 0.286, 0.2; y = 0.01, 0.02, 0.03) shows that the crystal structures have an incommensurately modulated character similar to other cation-deficient scheelite-related phases. Luminescence properties have been evaluated under near-ultraviolet (n–UV) light. The photoluminescence excitation spectra of AxGSyE demonstrate the strongest absorption at 395 nm, which matches well with commercially available UV-emitting GaN-based LED chips. Gd3+ and Sm3+ co-activation leads to a notable decreasing intensity of the charge transfer band in comparison with Gd3+ single-doped phases. The main absorption is the 7F0 → 5L6 transition of Eu3+ at 395 nm and the 6H5/2 → 4F7/2 transition of Sm3+ at 405 nm. The photoluminescence emission spectra of all the samples indicate intense red emission due to the 5D0 → 7F2 transition of Eu3+. The intensity of the 5D0 → 7F2 emission increases from ~2 times (x = 0.2, y = 0.01 and x = 0.286, y = 0.02) to ~4 times (x = 0.5, y = 0.01) in the Gd3+ and Sm3+ co-doped samples. The integral emission intensity of Ag0.20Gd0.29Sm0.01Eu0.30WO4 in the red visible spectral range (the 5D0 → 7F2 transition) is higher by ~20% than that of the commercially used red phosphor of Gd2O2S:Eu3+. A thermal quenching study of the luminescence of the Eu3+ emission reveals the influence of the structure of compounds and the Sm3+ concentration on the temperature dependence and behavior of the synthesized crystals. Ag0.286Gd0.252Sm0.02Eu0.30WO4 and Ag0.20Gd0.29Sm0.01Eu0.30WO4, with the incommensurately modulated (3 + 1)D monoclinic structure, are very attractive as near-UV converting phosphors applied as red-emitting phosphors for LEDs. © 2023 by the authors.
Язык оригиналаАнглийский
Номер статьи4350
Номер выпуска12
СостояниеОпубликовано - 2023

    Предметные области ASJC Scopus

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Материаловедение в целом

    Предметные области WoS

  • Химия, Физическая
  • Материаловедение, Междисциплинарные труды
  • Металловедение и Металлургия
  • Физика, Прикладная
  • Физика, Конденсированных сред

ID: 41559509