Synthesis of Ultrafine Long Afterglow Phosphor with High Brightness via Al2O3 Coating Route
Long afterglow phosphor is a special energy-saving material, which can store the energy of light irradiation and release light slowly. Ultrafine aluminate long afterglow phosphor is commonly prepared by the jet milling method. This method results in weak brightness, which restricts its application in delicate printing or textiles. In this study, fine particle aluminate phosphor (5μm) was coated by alumina, and then re-reduced under a high temperature. The alumina film works as a barrier layer, which protects the particles from sintering. The re-reduced phosphor had double afterglow brightness, and the size of the particle retained original level. The influences of pH value and KOH adding speed were investigated, the optimized parameters are: pH = 5, KOH adding speed = 2 ml/min.
Aimin Yang, Jingguo Qu and Xilong Qu
Y. Dong et al., "Synthesis of Ultrafine Long Afterglow Phosphor with High Brightness via Al2O3 Coating Route", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 84-85, pp. 69-73, 2011