A Novel Blue-Violet Emitting Mechanoluminescent Material with Calcium Aluminosilicate
We have demonstrated a novel blue-violet emitting mechanoluminscent(ML) material with calcium aluminosilicate(CaAl2Si2O8:Eu2+). The ML was clearly visible to the naked eye in the atmosphere and showed a similar spectrum to photoluminescence with a peak at 430nm. In order to enhance the ML intensity, various rare earth ions were selected as co-dopants including La, Nd, Sm, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb and Lu. It was found that the intensity of ML was strongly dependent on the kinds of the codoped rare earth ion, especially the co-doping of Ho3+ was found to greatly enhance the ML intensity. From the results of thermoluminescence(ThL) measurements, the enhancement of the ML intensity was closely related with the filled trap concentration and trap depth.
Kazumi Kato, Tadashi Takenaka, Masasuke Takata and Kazuo Shinozaki
L. Zhang et al., "A Novel Blue-Violet Emitting Mechanoluminescent Material with Calcium Aluminosilicate", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 388, pp. 277-280, 2009