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Morphology and Cathodoluminescence of Li-Doped SrTiO3:Pr3+,Ga3+, A Red Phosphor Operating at Low Voltages

  • Jin Young Kim (a1), Duk Young Jeon (a1), Seong-Gu Kang (a2), Seung-Youl Kang (a3) and Kyung-Soo Suh (a3)...

Abstract

SrTiO3:Pr,Ga phosphor using Li2CO3 as a flux has been investigated as a red phosphor for the application to fluorescent displays operated at low voltage. In SrTiO3:Pr,Ga system, Pr3+can substitute for Sr2+ because the ionic radius of Pr3+almost coincides with that of Sr2+. Previous work, it was found by XRF analysis of SrTiO3:Pr,Ga single crystal that only a small fraction of Pr ions are incorporated in the SrTiO3 lattice. In the present study, the effect of Li addition into SrTiO3:Pr,Ga on the cathodoluminescence (CL) properties was examined at low acceleration voltage. Especially, thanks to the liquid phase of Li2CO3 during the sintering process, doped Li ions act as a lubricant for the efficient incorporation of Pr ions into SrTiO3:Pr,Ga lattice. Furthermore, it is found that the Li addition could enhance the generation of the characteristic emission of Pr-activated SrTiO3phosphors.

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