Mn4+ activated phosphors in photoelectric and energy conversion devices

Yang Ding, Chunhua Wang, Lang Pei, Qinan Mao, Sateesh Bandaru, Runtian Zheng, Soumyajit Maitra, Meijiao Liu, Li Hua Chen, Bao Lian Su, Jiasong Zhong

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Owing to their high luminous efficiency and tunable emission in both red light and far-red light regions, Mn4+ ion-activated phosphors have appealed significant interest in photoelectric and energy conversion devices such as white light emitting diode (W-LED), plant cultivation LED, and temperature thermometer. Up to now, Mn4+ has been widely introduced into the lattices of various inorganic hosts for brightly red-emitting phosphors. However, how to correlate the structure-activity relationship between host framework, luminescence property, and photoelectric device is urgently demanded. In this review, we thoroughly summarize the recent advances of Mn4+ doped phosphors. Meanwhile, several strategies like co-doping and defect passivation for improving Mn4+ emission are also discussed. Most importantly, the relationship between the protocols for tailoring the structures of Mn4+ doped phosphors, increased luminescence performance, and the targeted devices with efficient photoelectric and energy conversion efficiency is deeply correlated. Finally, the challenges and perspectives of Mn4+ doped phosphors for practical applications are anticipated. We cordially anticipate that this review can deliver a deep comprehension of not only Mn4+ luminescence mechanism but also the crystal structure tailoring strategy of phosphors, so as to spur innovative thoughts in designing advanced phosphors and deepening the applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-299
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Energy Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2023


  • Energy conversion
  • Mn activator
  • Phosphor
  • Photoelectric device
  • Structure tailoring


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