It is well known that the upconversion luminescence from lanthanide metal-organic frameworks (Ln-MOFs) is difficult to achieve, and thus, there are few reports on dual luminescence-based MOFs. Here, dual-mode light-emitting Ln-MOFs are synthesized using a low-cost hydrothermal method. Our results show that the obtained Ln-MOFs not only have high thermal stability (up to 420°) but also are stable in deionized water. The dual-mode up- and downconversion luminescence is simultaneously observed from Er-Eu-MOFs. The temperature-dependent fluorescence decay time is calculated to be ranging from 0.46 to 0.36 ms for temperatures from 100 to 300 K. We suggested that this phenomenon was because the number of phonons participating in the MOF matrix increases with temperature during the luminescence process, and the phonons interact with the electrons in the material. The values of the J-O parameters calculated from the emission spectra indicated that the symmetry around Eu3+ ions in Eu-MOF is the highest, which was also higher than that of Er-Eu-MOF. To explore the potential applications of Eu-MOFs in white light-emitting diodes (LEDs), red emission from Eu-MOFs was combined with blue, green, and yellow emissions from metal halide perovskites to achieve white light emission. White light with excellent color quality and vision performance was obtained. These findings demonstrate that Ln-MOFs are potentially successful materials for applications in white LEDs.
- dual-mode luminescence
- high thermal stability