The mechanism and characteristics of ZnS-based phosphor powders

Hao Ying Lu, Sheng Yuan Chu

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This paper reports the photoluminescence (PL) spectra of Mn-doped zinc sulfide (ZnS) phosphor powders, which are prepared by conventional solid state method. In this work, we investigate the dependence of the PL spectra on the sintering temperature and Mn concentration, respectively. The experimental results showed that the maximum PL spectra intensity is observed for samples of Mn (CMn)=3% sintered at 1100°C and then decreased with further doping. The material characteristics were studied using X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Raman spectrometer. The structure transformations were found from the cubic structure into hexagonal as the sintering temperature is above 900°C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)476-481
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2004 May 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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