Sensitized luminescence and energy transfer in Ce3+ and Eu2+ codoped calcium magnesium chlorosilicate

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-401
Journal / PublicationOptical Materials
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2002


Ce3+ and Eu2+ ions codoped calcium magnesium chlorosilicate [Ca8Mg(SiO4)4Cl2] phosphors have been synthesized and characterized. Intense bluish-green light was observed under ultraviolet and blue light excitations. The diffuse reflection, excitation and emission spectra of Ca8Mg(SiO4)4Cl2: Ce3+,Eu2+ were measured at room temperature, and enhancement of Eu2+ emission was confirmed. The fluorescence lifetimes of Ce3+ were measured, and the mechanism of nonradiative energy transfer from Ce3+ to Eu2+ is found to be electric dipole-dipole interaction. The probabilities and efficiencies of nonradiative energy transfer were also calculated, and the results indicate that the efficiency can be as high as 86% in this material system. © 2002 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.

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  • Calcium magnesium chlorosilicate, Ce3+, Energy transfer, Eu2+, Sensitized luminescence