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 Photoluminescent Properties Of  Eu3+,Ce4+ Doped LaPO4 Phosphors

Niyaz Parvin shaik, N.V. Poornachandra Rao and K.V.R. Murthy

DOI: 10.5185/amlett.2014.5572

Keywords: Photoluminescence; XRD; SEM; FTIR; phosphor; rare-earth ions; solid state reaction technique;CIE; pa

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 Pure LaPO4 and LaPO4: Eu (0.5mol%)Ce(0.5 mol%) phosphors were synthesized by the solid-state reaction method. X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM),Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), photoluminescence (PL) spectra and the particle size analysis were used to characterize these samples. The XRD results reveal that the synthesized LaPO4:Eu(0.5 mol%)Ce(0.5 mol%) phosphors are well crystalline  and assigned to the monoclinic structure with a main (120) diffraction peak. The calculated  crystallite size of pure LaPO4 and LaPO4:Eu,Ce phosphors were 67.6nm and 64nm respectively. Upon excitation at 254nm wavelength, the emission spectrum of pure LaPO4 phosphor emits a maximum intensity peak at 470(blue)nm.In the emission spectrum of LaPO4:Eu3+Ce4+ phosphor, the low contributions of the red(613nm) 5D0-7F2 emissions and the high intensity of the orange-red (589nm)5D0-7F1 emission results in high color purities.The most intense emissions appearing in the 580-620nm region is responsible for the strong orange-red luminescence observed in the Eu,Ce doped LaPO4 phosphor whose CIE colour coordinates are x = 0.57 and y = 0.43.Thus the prepared phosphors can be used as an orange-red emitting material in the field of illuminations and display devices.

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