Luminescence Properties of α-SiAlONs and Related Compounds
-sialon and related compounds have been long known as structural ceramics due to their excellent thermomechanical properties. In this paper, we will present the luminescence of rare earth ions (i.e., Ce3+, Eu2+, Tb3+, Yb2+) in -sialons. The emission of Eu2+ in -sialon related compounds is also summarized. The interesting luminescent properties -sialon and related compounds enable them for use as promising down-conversion phosphors in white light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
Katsutoshi Komeya, Yi-Bing Cheng, Junichi Tatami and Mamoru Mitomo
R. J. Xie et al., "Luminescence Properties of α-SiAlONs and Related Compounds", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 403, pp. 83-86, 2009