Luminescence Tuning, Thermal Quenching, and Electronic Structure of Narrow-Band Red-Emitting Nitride Phosphors applications

Inorg. Chem., 2017, 56, 19, 11837–11844.

Exploring high-performance narrow-band red-emitting phosphor is an important challenge for improving white light LEDs. Here, on the basis of three interesting nitride phosphors with similar vierer rings framework structure, two phosphor series, Eu2+-doped Sr(LiAl)1–xMg2xAl2N4 and Sr(LiAl3)1–y(Mg3Si)yN4 (xy = 0–1), are successfully synthesized by a solid state reaction. They show narrow-band red emission with tunable emission peaks from 614 to 658 nm and 607 to 663 nm. The varying luminescence behaviors with composition and structure are discussed based on centroid shift, crystal field splitting and Stokes shift. On the basis of experimental data, we construct the host referred binding energy (HRBE) and vacuum referred binding energy (VRBE) schemes of divalent/trivalent lanthanide-doped end-member compounds, and further give thermal quenching mechanism of these series phosphors.