Eu2+-doped strontium aluminum silicon nitrides having α-SiAlON and polytypoid structures

Fumitaka Yoshimura, Hisanori Yamane

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    Yellow single crystals of aluminum silicon nitrides containing strontium and europium were prepared by heating starting mixtures of Sr3N2, Si3N4, AlN, and EuN at 2050°C and 0.85 MPa of N2 for 8 hours. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction revealed that prismatic crystals 20-100 μm in size were Sr0.31Al0.62Si11.38N16:Eu (trigonal, a=7.7937(2) Å, c=5.6519(2) Å, space group P31c), which are isotypic with Sr-α-SiAlON, Srm/2Alm+nSi12−m−nN16−nOn, with m=0.62 and n=0. The Eu2+ content was approximately 1 at.% of Sr contained in the framework of corner-sharing (Al/Si)N4 tetrahedra with an occupancy of 0.154(2). Block-shaped crystals with a side length of 50-300 μm were a new polytypoid of Sr-α-SiAlON, Sr2.97Eu0.03Al6Si24N40. Streak lines were observed in the direction of the c* axis in the X-ray oscillation photographs, indicating stacking faults of the structure. The fundamental X-ray reflections were indexed with a hexagonal cell (a=7.9489(3) Å, c=14.3941(6) Å). The structure was analyzed with a model of space group P6 in which one of the six Al/Si sites was statistically split into two sites with occupancies of 0.673(5) and 0.227(5). The atomic arrangements in the layers of the structure were similar to those of Sr-α-SiAlON, but the stacking sequences of the layers were different. The peak wavelengths and full widths at half maximum of emission spectra measured for the single crystals of Sr0.31Al0.62Si11.38N16:Eu and Sr2.97Eu0.03Al6Si24N40 were 583 nm and 87 nm, and 584 nm and 91 nm, respectively, under 400 nm wavelength light excitation at room temperature.

    ジャーナルJournal of the American Ceramic Society
    出版ステータスPublished - 2017 9月

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • セラミックおよび複合材料
    • 材料化学


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