Luminescence studies and Judd Ofelt parameterization of Dy3+ activated La2(WO4)3 yellow phosphor

Bibily Baby, Sajan Thomas, Jifi Jose, Kukku Thomas, Prabeesh Punathil, N. V. Unnikrishnan, P. R. Biju, Cyriac Joseph*

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The synthesis and detailed luminescence studies of a series of La2-xDyx(WO4)3 (x = 0.02, 0.1, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8) phosphors synthesized via microwave-assisted co-precipitation technique is reported in this paper. The XRD analysis confirmed that the phosphors were crystalized in a monoclinic structure with space group C2/c and FTIR analysis identified the characteristic vibrational modes. Morphological studies were conducted using FESEM analysis, and the EDS technique substantiated the effective incorporation of Dy3+ ions in La2(WO4)3. The photoluminescence excitation and emission spectra of varying concentrations of Dy3+ ions were recorded and an optimum concentration of 10% exhibited the highest intensity. The emission spectra of all phosphors were dominated by peaks at 484 nm and 574 nm. The radiative properties were evaluated using Judd-Ofelt analysis and the JO intensity parameters followed the trend Ω2 > Ω6 > Ω4. The gradual decrease in the decay lifetime value of 4F9/2 excited level with an increase in doping concentration elucidates concentration quenching phenomena due to dipole – quadrupole interaction. The emission data were also analyzed by calculating CIE coordinates and concluded that Dy3+ doped La2(WO4)3 phosphors have potential applications in yellow light generation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number112550
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Early online date11 May 2024
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2024

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