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In Advanced science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)

Designing new single-phase white phosphors for solid-state lighting is a challenging trial-error process as it requires to navigate in a multidimensional space (composition of the host matrix/dopants, experimental conditions, etc.). Thus, no single-phase white phosphor has ever been reported to exhibit both a high color rendering index (CRI - degree to which objects appear natural under the white illumination) and a tunable correlated color temperature (CCT). In this article, a novel strategy consisting in iterating syntheses, characterizations, and machine learning (ML) models to design such white phosphors is demonstrated. With the guidance of ML models, a series of luminescent hybrid lead halides with ultra-high color rendering (above 92) mimicking the light of the sunrise/sunset (CCT = 3200 K), morning/afternoon (CCT = 4200 K), midday (CCT = 5500 K), full sun (CCT = 6500K), as well as an overcast sky (CCT = 7000 K) are precisely designed.

Yuan Hailong, Qi Luyuan, Paris Michael, Chen Fei, Shen Qiang, Faulques Eric, Massuyeau Florian, Gautier Romain


high color rendering, machine-learning, single-phase white phosphors, tunable color temperature