Controlled pore growth for enhanced photoluminescence of ceramic phosphors

Barak Ratzker, Avital Wagner, Sergey Kalabukhov, Nachum Frage

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Ceramic phosphors have great potential as high-power color converters for solid-state lighting. The strive for developing increasingly bright and efficient phosphors stimulates research on scattering effects within phosphor media to enhance photoluminescence (PL). In the present study, we demonstrated a simple manner to improve PL properties of Ce:YAG transparent ceramic phosphors fabricated by spark plasma sintering. Controlled pore growth was achieved by post-sintering heat treatments, utilizing high-pressured gas trapped within residual pores to induce swelling. After heat treatment, the emission intensity and efficiency increased substantially. This is a promising method for microstructure tailoring to enhance PL and realize more effective ceramic phosphors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number114008
JournalScripta Materialia
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2021


  • Ce:YAG
  • Ceramic phosphor
  • Photoluminescence
  • Porosity
  • Spark plasma sintering

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • General Materials Science


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