A novel oxynitride, BaYSi2O5N, has been synthesized by a solid-state reaction method. Its crystal structure was determined by single-crystal X-ray analysis. Eu2+- and Ce3+-doped BaYSi2O5N exhibit broad blue emission with peaks around 459 and 412 nm under excitation at 250-450 and 250-370 nm, respectively. This is the first report on the synthesis of oxynitrides in the BaO-Y2O3-SiO2-Si3N4 system.
- Novel compound