Investigation of Boron-doping Effect on Photoluminescence Properties of CdNb2O6: Eu3+ Phosphors

BAŞAK A. S. , EKMEKÇİ M. K. , ERDEM M., Ilhan M., Mergen A.

JOURNAL OF FLUORESCENCE, cilt.26, sa.2, ss.719-724, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10895-015-1759-y
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.719-724


Pure, Eu3+ - doped and Eu3+,B3+ co-doped CdNb2O6 powders have been prepared by a molten salt synthesis method using Li2SO4/Na2SO4 salt mixture as a flux at a relatively low temperatures as compared to solid state reaction. X-ray diffraction patterns of pure CdNb2O6 samples indicated orthorhombic single phase. Photoluminescence investigations of CdNb2O6 samples showed a strong blue emission band centered at 460 nm. For Eu-doped CdNb2O6 samples, the luminescence of Eu3+ was observed with the host red emission varying with the Eu-doping concentrations. This PL characteristic of the doped samples may be attributed to the energy transfer between Eu3+ and niobate groups (NbO6). Boron incorporation has remarkably increased the luminescence of Eu3+-doped CdNb2O6.