Ranjith, P and Sreevalsa, S and Patra, Pritha and Som, Sudipta and Menon, Ammu and Jayanthi, K and Annapurna, K and Krishnan, N M Anoop and Allu, Amarnath R and Das, Subrata (2021) Realizing cool and warm white-LEDs based on color controllable (Sr,Ba)(2)Al3O6F:Eu2+ phosphors obtained via a microwave-assisted diffusion method. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 23 (28). pp. 15245-15256. ISSN 1463-9076

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Globally, phosphor converted white-LEDs (W-LEDs) are among the most suitable sources to reduce energy consumption. Nevertheless, modernization of efficient broadband emitting phosphors is most crucial to improve the W-LED performance. Herein, we synthesized a series of novel broadband emitting Sr2-xAl3O6F:xEu(2+) phosphors via a new microwave-assisted diffusion method. Rietveld refinement of the obtained X-ray diffraction results was performed to recognize the exact crystal phase and the various cationic sites. Oxygen vacancies (V-O) formed under synthetic reducing conditions enabled Sr2Al3O6F to demonstrate bright self-activated bluish emission. Doping of Eu2+ ions unlocked the energy transfer process from the host to the activator ions, owing to which, the self-activated emission diminished and the Eu2+-doped sample showed amplified bluish-green emission. The gradual increase in Eu2+ concentrations regulated the controllable emissions from the bluish (0.34, 0.42) to the greenish (0.38, 0.43) zone under UV excitation. Because of the different absorption preferences of Eu2+ ions located at the different Sr2+ sites, Sr2-xAl3O6F:xEu(2+) exhibited bluish-white emission under blue irradiation. A further enhancement in PL intensity had been observed by the cation substitution of Ba2+ for Sr2+ sites in the optimum Sr1.95Al3O6F:0.05Eu(2+) phosphor. The as-fabricated W-LEDs utilizing the optimized Sr1.75Ba0.2Al3O6F:0.05Eu(2+) phosphor exhibited a cool-white light emission along with a 372 nm NUV-LED and a 420 nm blue-LED with a moderate CRI of 70 and a CCT above 6000 K. Such cool white emission was controlled to natural white with the CCT close to 5000 K, and the CRI above 80 via utilizing a suitable red emitting phosphor. The W-LED performances of the optimized phosphor justified its applicability to produce white light for lighting applications.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Glass
Divisions: Glass
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2021 11:45
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2021 11:45
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/5316

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