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Photoluminescence and Energy Storage Traps in CaTiO3:Pr3+
Materials Research Bulletin
  • Xianmin Zhang, Liaoning University
  • Chunyan Cao, Jinggangshan University
  • Chenghua Zhang, Liaoning University
  • Shiyao Xie, Liaoning University
  • Guangwen Xu, Liaoning University
  • Jiahua Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Xiao-Jun Wang, Georgia Southern University
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Red-emitting CaTiO3:Pr3+ phosphors are fabricated using a solid state method and structurally characterized by X-ray diffraction and field emission scanning electron microscopy. The optical properties are investigated using photoluminescence emission, excitation, photoluminescence decay curves, diffused reflectance and thermoluminescence spectra, and persistent phosphorescence decay curves. The optimal fabrication temperatures for photoluminescence and persistent phosphorescence are found at 1200–1300 °C for photoluminescence and 1400 °C for persistent phosphorescence. The energy storage traps for persistent phosphorescence in the system are analyzed based on the dependence of photoluminescence and persistent phosphorescence on sintering temperature. The distribution of energy storage traps is further characterized by thermoluminescence spectra and the parameters of the traps are calculated. Oxygen vacancies as the main trapping centers play the key role for persistent phosphorescence in CaTiO3:Pr3+.
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Xianmin Zhang, Chunyan Cao, Chenghua Zhang, Shiyao Xie, et al.. "Photoluminescence and Energy Storage Traps in CaTiO3:Pr3+" Materials Research Bulletin Vol. 45 Iss. 12 (2010) p. 1832 - 1836
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