Photoluminescence study of Sr3Y1-X(BO3)3:xTb3+ green emitting phosphor

Hargunani, Sanjay Prkash; Palaspagar, R S; Sonekara, R P; Omanwar, S K


Terbium doped strontium yttrium borate phosphor is prepared by solution combustion method. Structural characterization of Sr3Y(BO3)3:Tb3+ (SYB:Tb) has been carried out with X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) analysis. Particle size of 0.5–2 µm and perfect element composition were seen in SEM-EDS. Using FTIR at room temperature the presence of [BO3]- group; complete combustion of nitrates, organic material, absence of O-H bond were firmed up. Photoluminescence properties of the phosphor have been investigated by measuring the excitation and emission spectra. Several luminescence bands of Tb3+ ions are observed under 233 nm excitation wavelengths in 350–700 nm spectral region. The emission spectra were composed of three bands, in which the dominated emission of green luminescence SYB:Tb attributed to the transition 5D4→7F5 is centered at 543 nm. The dependence of the emission intensity on the Tb3+ concentration for the Sr3Y1-X(BO3)3:xTb3+ (0.01 ≤ x ≤ 0.05) was studied and observed that the optimum concentration of Tb3+ in phosphor was 3 mol% for the highest emission intensity at 543 nm. The CIE coordinates (X=0.251363409, Y=0.736605581) fall at the border of green region in the CIE 1931 chromaticity.


Photoluminescence; Green emission; Borate phosphors; Solution combustion method

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