Study on Energy Transfer and Energy Migration of Ca2Gd8(SiO4)6O2:Dy3+ Phosphor Films
Abstract:Being a kind of rare-earth-metal silicate with oxidapatite structure, Ca2R8(SiO4)6O2 (R = Y, Gd, La) is a promising material doped with rare earth, and widely used as phosphors. In this thesis, Ca2Gd8(SiO4)6O2:Dy3+ films were prepared by the sol–gel method. X-ray diffraction (XRD), atomic force microscopy (AFM), photoluminescence (PL) spectra, and lifetimes were used to characterize the resulting films. AFM study indicated that the phosphor films consisted of 120 nm homogeneous particles. By combining the model of Burshtein for donor–donor migration and the V-F-B model for donor–acceptor energy transfer, the experimental luminescence decay curve of 6P J state of Gd3+ was re-simulated. It is found that concentration quenching of Gd3+ can be due to the result of the joint action of donor–donor (Gd3+–Gd3+) energy migration and donor–acceptor (Gd3+–Dy3+) energy transfer.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: November 1, 2011
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