A series of Sm3+, Eu3+ and Eu3+- Sm3+ doped BaB8O13 were synthesized by using a solution combustion method. When excited at 394 nm, BaB8O13: Eu3+ emits red light, and the strongest peak was located at 614 nm, which is attributed to the 5D0→7F2 transition of Eu3+. BaB8O13: Sm3+ produced red-orange light, and the major emission peak was located at 596 nm under the 402 nm radiation excitation, which is assigned to the 4G5/2→6H7/2 transition of Sm3+. When excited at 402 nm, the PL emission intensity from BaB8O13: 0.05Eu3+; 0.005Sm3+ at 614 nm was enhanced considerably compared to that of the sample without Sm3+, suggesting that energy was transferred from Sm3+ to Eu3+. The Commission International de I′Eclairage (CIE) chromaticity coordinates of BaB8O13: 0.05Eu3+; 0.005Sm3+ powder phosphor (0.637, 0.362) are located in the red region indicating that the phosphor can serve as a source of red light in LEDs.
- Energy transfer
- Solution combustion