Sm3+-doped strontium barium borate phosphor for white light emission: Spectroscopic properties and Judd–Ofelt analysis

Sunil Thomas, Rani George, Naser Qamhieh, K. G. Gopchandran, Saleh T. Mahmoud, Alessia Quatela

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This study aims to explore the spectroscopic properties of a Sr1.0Ba2.0B6O12:0.5Sm3+ phosphor synthesized using the solid-state reaction method. The morphology and elemental composition of the phosphor were determined using scanning electron microscopy and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, respectively. Phase changes and crystallite phases in the phosphor were studied using differential-scanning calorimetry and X-ray diffraction, respectively. Raman and Fourier-transform infrared spectra were used to identify the molecular vibrations in the phosphor. The energy bandgap and bonding nature of the phosphor were analyzed using the absorption spectrum. The nephelauxetic ratios determined from the absorption peaks revealed the presence of both ionic and covalent bonding in the phosphor. Judd–Ofelt parameters, along with radiative properties of the phosphor, were evaluated using the peaks in the absorption spectrum. Colorimetric analysis using the photoluminescence spectrum showed that the Sr1.0Ba2.0B6O12:0.5Sm3+ phosphor emits a cool-white light. The higher values of the spectroscopic quality factor, stimulated-emission cross-section, quantum efficiency, and the white-light emission of the phosphor suggest that Sr1.0Ba2.0B6O12:0.5Sm3+ is useful for display and lighting applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number119187
JournalSpectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
Publication statusPublished - Mar 5 2021


  • Bonding nature
  • Borate phosphor
  • Judd–Ofelt analysis
  • Luminescent properties
  • Samarium
  • White light emission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Spectroscopy


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