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Materials 2010, 3(4), 2506-2515; doi:10.3390/ma3042506
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Synthesis of Green-Emitting (La,Gd)OBr:Tb3+ Phosphors

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Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
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Received: 29 December 2009 / Revised: 12 March 2010 / Accepted: 31 March 2010 / Published: 1 April 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Luminescent Materials)
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Abstract

Green-emitting phosphors based on lanthanum-gadolinium oxybromide were synthesized in a single phase form by the conventional solid state reaction method, and photoluminescence properties of them were characterized. The excitation peak wavelength of (La1-xGdx)OBr:Tb3+ shifted to the shorter wavelength side with the increase in the crystal field around the Tb3+ ions by doping Gd3+ ions into the La3+ site, and, as a result, the green emission intensity was successfully enhanced. The maximum emission intensity was obtained for (La0.95Gd0.05)OBr:5%Tb3+, where the relative emission intensity was 45% of that of a commercial green-emitting LaPO4:Ce3+,Tb3+ phosphor.
Keywords: green-emitting phosphor; rare earth oxybromide; crystal field modification; solid state reaction green-emitting phosphor; rare earth oxybromide; crystal field modification; solid state reaction
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Kim, S.W.; Jyoko, K.; Masui, T.; Imanaka, N. Synthesis of Green-Emitting (La,Gd)OBr:Tb3+ Phosphors. Materials 2010, 3, 2506-2515.

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