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Improving moisture stability of SrLiAl3N4:Eu2+ through phosphor-in-glass approach to realize its application in plant growing LED device

Zhang, Yu, Zhang, Xuejie, Zhang, Haoran, Zhuang, Jianle, Hu, Chaofan, Liu, Yingliang, Wu, Zhan-Chao, Ma, Li, Wang, Xiaojun, Lei, Bingfu
Journal of colloid and interface science 2019 v.545 pp. 195-199
absorption, chlorophyll, emissions factor, glass, luminescence, swine
Herein, we present a simple strategy to enhance the stability of water-sensitive SrLiAl3N4:Eu2+ phosphor through embedding the phosphor particles into low-melting Sn-P-F-O glass using phosphor-in-glass (PiG) approach. After being immersed in water for 96 h, the emission intensity of the SrLiAl3N4:Eu2+-PiG sample was maintained at 80% of its pristine intensity, indicating the moisture-resistance property of SrLiAl3N4:Eu2+ was significantly enhanced. Employing the narrow-band red-emitting SrLiAl3N4:Eu2+-PiG sample and a blue COB (chip-on-board), a plant growing LED device was fabricated. The emission spectrum of the device matches well with the absorption of Chlorophyl (a and b) in plants, indicating the as-prepared SrLiAl3N4:Eu2+-PiG are suitable to be applied in plant lighting field. We believe that this simple method reported in this communication can be easily expanded to other water-sensitive luminescence materials.