Melt synthesis of Eu-doped oxide phosphors using arc-imaging furnace

Tadashi Ishigaki, Masahiro Yoshimura, Nobuhiro Matsushita, Kazuyoshi Uematsu, Kenji Toda, Mineo Sato

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To synthesize various complex oxide materials and their solid solutions, we applied a novel "melt-synthesis technique" rather than conventional solid-state reaction techniques. Rapid synthesis methods to develop those double oxides have been strongly anticipated. During melt synthesis, the mixture of oxides or their precursors is melted rapidly (1-60 s) in an arc-imaging furnace using strong light radiation. A spherical molten sample with multiple homogeneously mixed cations was solidified directly on a copper hearth with rapid cooling of ca. 102 °C/s. We studied the synthesis of A2BO4 type double oxides (AA′)2BO4 (A = Sr2+, Ca2+, A′ = La3+, Gd3+, Y3+, Eu3+, B = Al) using this method. Homogeneous samples with Eu3+ dopants were synthesized using liquid phase mixing in a few seconds, which is much faster than diffusions of ions in solid phase. Red fluorescence under the irradiation of ultraviolet light (254 and 365 nm) was observed. The excitation band shifted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-169
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the European Ceramic Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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