报告题目：Defects in energy storage phosphors: friends or enemies?
报 告 人：Philippe Smet 教授（比利时根特大学）
First I will give a brief overview of the current activities in the LumiLab research group at Ghent University related to luminescent materials, highlighting cathodoluminescence spectroscopy in electron microscopy (SEM-CL) and the use of red-emitting Mn4+-doped fluoride phosphors for LED applications. The main part will deal with a specific class of luminescent materials, namely phosphors which are able to store excitation energy in their lattice, in such a way that the time between excitation and emission can be extended up to minutes, hours or even many thousands of years. They find applications in geological dating and as x-ray storage phosphors (via optically stimulated luminescence), in persistent phosphors (via thermally driven release) or in mechanoluminescent phosphors (via pressure driven release). Quite surprisingly, it is for many of those energy storing phosphor systems still largely unclear what the nature of the defect(s) responsible for the energy storage is. Often specific analytical techniques (such as XANES or EPR) or quantum mechanical calculations are required to probe their role. It is however commonly the case that those defects are playing a role which goes beyond the mere energy storage reservoir which we would like them to be. In this presentation, the focus will be on the different types of defects present in energy storage phosphors, and how they interact with each other, the luminescent centers and with the excitation light used to charge the phosphors.
Dr. Smet is presently a full professor in Ghent University (UGent), Belgium. He received his Master Degree in Physics (2001, Ghent University – Summa Cum Laude) and his PhD in Physics (2005, Ghent University, Study of BaAl2S4:Eu and SrS:Cu,Ag as blue emitting materials for thin film electroluminescence). He was a Post-doc researcher (2005-2010, BOF UGent, Fund for Scientific Research-Flanders). In 2010, he joined the faculty at Ghent University, where Assistant professor (2010-2015, UGent), Associate professor (2015-2018, UGent). Smet’s recent research interests focus on rare-earth doped luminescent materials: synthesis, characterization and modelling. He has authored 130 peer-reviewed articles in international Journals (included in the Web of Sciences, >3500 citations, h-index: 33). Smet has been serving as an Associate Editor for Optical Materials Express (since 2014). He is a Member of the Belgian Physical Society, Member of the Belgian Society for Microscopy, Member of the Electrochemical Society, Member of the Optical Society of America, Member of the American Chemical Society.