Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2007, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (01): 88-91.doi: 10.1016/S1872-1508(07)60009-6

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Treatment of ZnS:Mn Phosphors by Partial Sublimation of SnO2:Sb Xerogel

ZHOU Hong-Wei;LI Huai-Xiang;JIANG Zheng-Wei;ZUO Xiang-Qing   

  1. College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Material Science, Shandong Normal University, Jinan 250014, P. R . China
  • Received:2006-07-17 Revised:2006-09-13 Published:2007-01-08
  • Contact: LI Huai-Xiang E-mail:lihuaixiang@sdnu.edu.cn

Abstract: SnO2:Sb xerogel was prepared using the sol-gel technique with SnCl2•2H2O and SbCl3 as the starting materials. Partial sublimation of SnO2:Sb xerogel during oxidation was utilized to treat the as-prepared ZnS:Mn phosphor. The mass ratio of SnO2:Sb xerogel to ZnS:Mn phosphors changed from 0.5 to 4.0 and the range of the oxidation temperature was 300−600 ℃ under the given oxygen flux (0.2 L•min−1) and oxidation duration (30 min). The treated phosphors were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), photoluminescence (PL), transmittance electron microscopy (TEM), and electrical resistance measurements. The results showed that the conductivity of the treated ZnS:Mn phosphors was obviously improved when the mass ratio of SnO2:Sb xerogel to ZnS:Mn phosphors and the oxidation temperature were 3.0 and 500 ℃, respectively. The photoluminescence characteristics and crystal structure of the treated ZnS:Mn phosphors remained the same as the as-prepared phosphors.

Key words: Sol-gel, Phosphor, SnO2, Sublimation