Deep-Red Emitting SrLaLiTeO6: Mn4+ Double Perovskites: Correlation Between Mn4+-O2- Bonding and Photoluminescence
Sariga C. Lal, Jawahar I. N, G. Subodh
Mn4+ activated deep red-emitting SrLaLiTeO6 phosphors are investigated for indoor plant growth LED applications for the first time. The phosphors crystallize in monoclinic (P21/n) symmetry and is isostructural with SrLaLiTeO6 host. B- site substitution of Mn4+ ions are confirmed from the red shift of high energy phonon modes in both Raman and IR spectra. The phosphor exhibited a far-red emission centered at 696 nm corresponding to the 2Eg – 4A2g spin-forbidden transition of the Mn4+ ions. Approximate crystal field parameters depict the weak influence of neighboring ligand fields on Mn4+ ions and the least covalence of Mn4+-ligand bonding compared to other double perovskite phosphors. Moreover, the phosphors exhibit excellent thermal stability with an activation energy of 0.23 eV. Phosphor parameters including CCT, color purity and quantum yield are evaluated and their values meet the requirements of a red-emitting phosphor for LED applications. Further, the PL emission spectrum of SrLaLiTeO6: Mn4+ matches with absorption spectrum of plant phytochromes denoting the prospects of this phosphor for indoor plant growth LED applications.
FTIR spectroscopy, perovkites, Photoluminesence, Red, Magnesium