A Brief Review on Optical Properties of Boron Carbon Oxy-Nitride: A Phosphor for Future Era

Diptonil Banerjee, P. K. Chakraborty, I. Chaudhuri


Phosphors are generally inorganic materials which emit light when irradiated by different sources of energy. BCNO is an inorganic phosphor containing boron, carbon, nitrogen and oxygen which is mainly synthesized artificially. Quite lately, it has gained the reputation of being an inexpensive, non-toxic and Rare Earth (RE) ion free luminescence source, which can be used to generate white Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) with persistent luminescence properties; and for its versatile colour tuning properties during emission. In the last few years, a lot of work has been carried out on BCNO phosphors and their luminescence properties. This work is mainly a brief review on the synthesis, structure and photoluminescence properties of BCNO based on current research works going on and possible future applications of BCNO in the near future.


Oxy-nitride; Optical property; Photoluminescence; Phosphor

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