Jun Zhoua, Yuhua Wang, a, , Bitao Liua and Jidi Liua
BaMgAl10O17:Eu2+ phosphors were synthesized by the flux method. When the appropriate amounts of fluxes are added, the synthesis temperature reduced by at least 200 °C compared with the conventional solid-state reaction method. SEM images demonstrated that addition of the flux in the process of phosphor synthesis benefitted the size and morphology of BaMgAl10O17:Eu2+ phosphor particles. Photoluminescence measurements under VUV excitation indicated that the luminescent intensity of the phosphor enhanced by adding the flux system (BaF2+Li2CO3). Addition of the flux system can not only enhance the luminescence efficiency and improve the stability, but also control the morphology and grain size of the phosphor. Replacement of Ba2+ by Li+ could generate traps, which result in slightly longer decay time.