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CaMoO4:Eu3+ and CaMoO4:Eu3+,A+ (A=Li, Na, K) phosphors for light-emitting diode (LED) applications have been prepared by microwave sintering method (MSM), and their structure and luminescence properties are investigated. The influences of microwave reaction time and concentration of different kinds of charge compensation A+ and Eu3+ on luminescence have also been discussed. The samples emit a red luminescence at 615 nm attributed to the 5D07F2 transition of Eu3+ under 464 nm excitation. It is observed that adding charge compensation A+ in the sample synthesis increases luminescence intensity. The optimized sample made with 32 mol% Li+ and 32 mol% Eu3+ has an enhancement factor of 4 in photoluminescence compared to the sample made without charge compensation. The CIE (Commission Internationale de l´Eclairage) coordinates of Ca0.36MoO4:0.32Eu3+,0.32Li+ are x=0.661 and y=0.339, which indicate that the obtained phosphor can be a promising red color candidate for white LED fabrications.


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Luminescence enhancement of CaMoO4:Eu3+ phosphor by charge compensation using microwave sintering method

Show Author's information Zhiping ZHOUYingsen YUXiaotang LIU( )Weihao YEGuangqi HUBingfu LEIYun YAN
College of Materials and Energy, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou 510642, China

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CaMoO4:Eu3+ and CaMoO4:Eu3+,A+ (A=Li, Na, K) phosphors for light-emitting diode (LED) applications have been prepared by microwave sintering method (MSM), and their structure and luminescence properties are investigated. The influences of microwave reaction time and concentration of different kinds of charge compensation A+ and Eu3+ on luminescence have also been discussed. The samples emit a red luminescence at 615 nm attributed to the 5D07F2 transition of Eu3+ under 464 nm excitation. It is observed that adding charge compensation A+ in the sample synthesis increases luminescence intensity. The optimized sample made with 32 mol% Li+ and 32 mol% Eu3+ has an enhancement factor of 4 in photoluminescence compared to the sample made without charge compensation. The CIE (Commission Internationale de l´Eclairage) coordinates of Ca0.36MoO4:0.32Eu3+,0.32Li+ are x=0.661 and y=0.339, which indicate that the obtained phosphor can be a promising red color candidate for white LED fabrications.

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CaMoO4:Eu3+ phosphor, luminescence enhancement, charge compensation, microwave sintering, white light-emitting diode (LED)
Received: 27 May 2015 Revised: 09 August 2015 Accepted: 25 August 2015 Published: 02 December 2015 Issue date: April 2015
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Received: 27 May 2015
Revised: 09 August 2015
Accepted: 25 August 2015
Published: 02 December 2015
Issue date: April 2015

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This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 21271074), teamwork projects funded by Guangdong Natural Science Foundation (No. S2013030012842), and CAS-Foshan Cooperation Funding Program (No. 2012HY100685).

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