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Title: The luminescent properties of GdAlO3:Tb3+ phosphors based on molten salts addition

Authors: Jinkai Li; Wenzhi Wang; Zongming Liu

Addresses: School of Material Science and Engineering, University of Jinan, Jinan 250022, Shandong, China ' School of Material Science and Engineering, University of Jinan, Jinan 250022, Shandong, China ' School of Material Science and Engineering, University of Jinan, Jinan 250022, Shandong, China

Abstract: The (Gd1−xTbx)AlO3 (x = 0-0.12) were obtained through ammonium bicarbonate co-precipitation technology. The pure-phase (Gd1−xTbx)AlO3 with good dispersion could be obtained at relatively lower temperature of 1,000°C. Under optimum UV excitation into 275 nm, the photoluminescence (PL) spectra display a series of 5D4−7FJ transitions of Tb3+ in (Gd1−xTbx)AlO3 system with the strongest green emission at ~546 nm. The overlapping between 8S7/2−6IJ intra f-f transition of Gd3+ and 4f8-4f75d1 transition of Tb3+ at 275 nm suggesting the Gd3+ → Tb3+ energy transfer, and the quenching contents of Tb3+ was found to be ~10 at%. The luminescent property of GdAlO3:Tb3+ phosphor could be further improved with molten salt incorporation. The optimal composition of molten salts was determined to be the mixture of NaCl/Na2SO4 (5 wt% NaCl), and the mass ratio of mixture molten salts to precursor was 2:1. The relationship between the luminescent property and molten salts composition were studied in detail.

Keywords: GdAlO3:Tb3+ phosphor; energy transfer; molten salts; luminescent property.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNM.2019.097236

International Journal of Nanomanufacturing, 2019 Vol.15 No.1/2, pp.25 - 34

Available online: 02 Jan 2019 *

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