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Oxycarbonitride phosphors and light emitting devices using the same

United States Patent

October 8, 2013
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Disclosed herein is a novel family of oxycarbidonitride phosphor compositions and light emitting devices incorporating the same. Within the sextant system of M--Al--Si--O--N--C--Ln and quintuplet system of M--Si--O--N--C--Ln (M=alkaline earth element, Ln=rare earth element), the phosphors are composed of either one single crystalline phase or two crystalline phases with high chemical and thermal stability. In certain embodiments, the disclosed phosphor of silicon oxycarbidonitrides emits green light at wavelength between 530-550 nm. In further embodiments, the disclosed phosphor compositions emit blue-green to yellow light in a wavelength range of 450-650 nm under near-UV and blue light excitation.
Li; Yuanqiang (Plainsboro, NJ), Romanelli; Michael Dennis (North Plainfield, NJ), Tian; Yongchi (Princeton Junction, NJ)
Lightscape Materials, Inc. (Princeton, NJ)
13/ 046,388
March 11, 2011
GOVERNMENT FUNDING This invention was made with U.S. Government support under Department of Energy grant number DE-EE0003245. The U.S. Government may have certain rights in this invention.