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2nd Edition of International Conference on

Materials Science and Engineering

March 28 -30, 2022 | Singapore

2022 Speakers

Recent development in NaCa(AG):Sm3+ (where AG = BO3-3, PO4-3 and SO4-2) nanophosphors-applications for solid state lightning

Leelakrishna Reddy, Speaker at Speaker at Materials Conferences: Leelakrishna Reddy
University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Title : Recent development in NaCa(AG):Sm3+ (where AG = BO3-3, PO4-3 and SO4-2) nanophosphors-applications for solid state lightning


In the present work, we have intended to investigate the photoluminescent (PL) properties of NaCa(AG): Sm3+(AG = BO3-3, PO4-3, SO4-2) nanophosphors synthesized via the solution combustion method. Structural, morphological, and optical properties were carried out using different techniques. From the XRD results, it is confirmed that these materials are formed in the orthorhombic (BO3-3, PO4-3) and monoclinic (SO4-2) structures. Morphological studies were carried out using a high-resolution scanning electron microscopy technique. From these results, it is confirmed that the prepared materials are formed in different particle shapes and sizes. Optical band gap energy values were calculated from the diffuse reflectance measurements, using the Kubelka-Munk function. Variations in the optical band gaps were noticed for the all undoped NaCaBO3, NaCaPO4, NaCaSO4 and doped NaCa(AG):Sm3+(AG = BO3-3, PO4-3, SO4-2) nanophosphors. Photoluminescence excitation spectra were measured by monitoring the emission peak at 614nm wavelength, and this resulted in a high intensity excitation peak at 404nm. Similarly, by using this 404 nm UV excitation wavelength, photoluminescence emission spectra were noticed leading to a high intensity orange-red emission at 608 nm wavelength. From the photoluminescent properties it was noticed that NaCaPO4:Sm3+ showed the highest intensity in orange-red emissions compared to the other materials studied. Using PL data, the Commission International de I’Eclairage (CIE), colour coordinates were noticed and estimated for all studied materials. From the CIE colour diagram, it is confirmed that sodium calcium phosphate has the best colour purity. From the present investigations we found that Sm3+ doped sodium calcium phosphate to be a potential candidate for the enhancement of reddish-orange colour emission for solid state lighting and for colour display applications.


Dr Leelakrishna Reddy has studied physics at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He has completed his PhD in 2010, specializing in condensed matter physics. Currently, he is a senior lecturer in physics in the Department of Physics at the same university. He was the Head of Department of physics from 2014 to 2017. His interests are in nanophysics and has supervised many students in this area to completion. He has published more than 50 papers, including both conference and journal publications