Brightness and decay time of Zn2SiO4:Mn phosphor particles with spherical shape and fine size

Y. C. Kang, H. D. Park

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Green-light-emitting Zn2SiO4:Mn phosphor particles were synthesized by modified large-scale spray pyrolysis using a colloidal solution containing fumed silica particles. The particles had a fine size, filled morphology, spherical shape and non-aggregation characteristics even after post-treatment at 1150°C. The luminescence characteristics of Zn2SiO4:Mn phosphor particles having spherical shape, such as brightness and decay time under VUV excitation light, were investigated as a function of Mn content. The luminescence intensity exhibits a maximum at 5 mol% Mn-doped powder. The decay time increases consistently with decreasing Mn content and more saturated color coordinates are obtained with the composition having 12 mol% Mn. As a consequence, the 10 mol% Mn-doped powder proved to provide a good combination of favorable luminance and acceptable decay time. The influence of post-treatment temperature on the decay time and photoluminescence characteristics of Zn2SiO4:Mn particles was also investigated. Particles post-treated at 1155°C had the maximum photoluminescence intensity, which was identical to 113% that of the commercial product, and a comparable decay time of 5.8 ms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-532
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Aug
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science


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