Photoluminescence and energy storage traps in CaTiO3:Pr 3+

Xianmin Zhang, Chunyan Cao, Chenghua Zhang, Shiyao Xie, Guangwen Xu, Jiahua Zhang, Xiao Jun Wang

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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+.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1832-1836
    Number of pages5
    JournalMaterials Research Bulletin
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec


    • A. Optical materials
    • C. X-ray diffraction
    • D. Defects
    • D. Energy storage

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering


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