Inorganic Chemistry, Vol.57, No.15, 9251-9259, 2018
Full Color Luminescence Tuning in Bi3+/Eu3+-Doped LiCa3MgV3O12 Garnet Phosphors Based on Local Lattice Distortion and Multiple Energy Transfers
In the pursuit of high-quality W-LED lighting, the precise control of emission color of phosphor materials is indispensable. Herein we report a series of single-composition Bi3+-doped LiCa3MgV3O12 garnet-structure phosphors, whose emission colors under n-UV excitation could be tuned from bluish green (480 nm) to yellow (562 nm) on the basis of local lattice distortion and VO43- -> Bi3+ energy transfer. Furthermore, full-color luminescence tuning from bluish green to orangish red across the warm white light region was successfully achieved by designing VO43- -> Bi3+ -> Eu3+ energy transfers. More interestingly, the thermal stabilities of as-prepared samples were gradually enhanced through designing VO43-/Bi3+ -> Eu3+ energy transfers. This work provides a new perspective for color tuning originating from simultaneous local lattice distortion and multiple energy transfers.