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A.R. Mirhabibi, F. Moztarzadeh, A. Aghajani Bazazi, M. Solati, A. Maghsoudipour and M.H. Sarrafi

Long afterglow Sr2MgSi2O7 (SMS) phosphor was prepared by Douby's methods at high temperature and reductive atmosphere. The excitation and emission spectra of this phosphor…

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Long afterglow Sr2MgSi2O7 (SMS) phosphor was prepared by Douby's methods at high temperature and reductive atmosphere. The excitation and emission spectra of this phosphor showed that both had broad bands and that the main emission peak at 469 nm was due to 4f‐5d transitions of Eu+2 and implied that the luminescence centres Eu+2 occupied the Sr+2 sites in the Sr2MgSi2O7 host. The phosphor doped only with Eu ions did not demonstrate the long afterglow phenomenon, but when co‐doped with Dy+3 ions in the SMS matrix, significant long afterglow was observed.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 33 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0369-9420

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Amir Maghsoudipour, Mohamad Hassan Sarrafi, Fathollah Moztarzadeh and Ali Aghajani Bazazi

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effect of boric acid as a flux on the formation of the akermanite phase and optical properties of SrMgSi2O7:Eu,Dy phosphors.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effect of boric acid as a flux on the formation of the akermanite phase and optical properties of SrMgSi2O7:Eu,Dy phosphors.

Design/methodology/approach

The silicate‐based phosphor is prepared by sol‐gel method. Sr(NO3)2, Mg(NO3)2 · 6H2O, Dy2O3, Eu2O3, are added to distilled water in their stoichiometric ratio, the obtained solution are mixed with H3BO3 (in the range of 0.01‐0.5 mol%) and a polymeric compound TESO (C8H2O4Si). At the end, the phase composition and optical properties are investigated using X‐ray diffraction (XRD) and spectrophotometer analysis, respectively.

Findings

The XRD results showed that the akermanite (Sr2MgSi2O7) is the only crystalline phase which is detected in the sample containing 0.05 mol% boric acid. Increasing of boric acid does not have a great effect on the XRD patterns intensity. Spectrophotometer analysis results show three maximum at 365, 395 and 430 nm on the excitation spectra. It also shows intensity of the excitation and emission spectra increased by adding boric acid up to 0.25 mol% and a sudden drop at 0.5 mol% boric acid.

Originality/value

Using boric acid as a flux, enhances formation of akermanite phase at lower temperature with desirable optical properties and a cost‐benefit way for industrial production. In this research, optimum value of boric acid was determined using XRD data, emission and excitation spectra.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 39 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0369-9420

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