Synthesis and Characterization of β-SiAlON Phosphor Powder Prepared by Reduction Nitridation of a Zeolite
Rare-earth activated oxynitride or nitride luminescent materials have attracted considerable attention due to their potential applications as phosphors and pigments. Eu2+-doped -sialon has been reported to represent a new class of green phosphors with high efficiency. In this study, -sialon phosphor was synthesized by reduction nitridation of a zeolite. Eu ion-exchanged zeolite was fired at 1400 °C for 1 hour under NH3 gas containing 0.5 vol%C3H8. As a result, formation of -sialon with green emission under UV irradiation was confirmed.
Katsutoshi Komeya, Yi-Bing Cheng, Junichi Tatami and Mamoru Mitomo
T. Wakihara et al., "Synthesis and Characterization of β-SiAlON Phosphor Powder Prepared by Reduction Nitridation of a Zeolite", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 403, pp. 141-144, 2009