Method for Preparing Efficient Low Voltage Phosphors and Products Produced Thereby
Patent application, filed 17 Mar 2000
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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Doped phosphors e.g., metal orthosilicates are made by adding solid particulate precursor to a solution of an alkoxide precursor and a dopant precursor before hydrolysis is allowed to occur. The mixture is then allowed to hydrolyze, resulting in a sol-gel condensation reaction. The solid particulate precursor can be fumed silica, and acts as a nucleation site for the sol-gel reaction product. After the sol-gel reaction, the mixture is dried and fired to form phosphors. The phosphors are especially suitable for applications in which there is low voltage operation.
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