The Y2Si2O7:Tb3+ phosphor was synthesized by high temperature solid state method. The crystal structure and
luminescent properties of phosphors were studied by XRD pattern, excitation and emission spectra in this paper. XRD
pattern showed that the sample was single phase Y2Si2O7 crystal and the crystal lattice constants a=0.806nm, b=0.934
nm, and c=0.692 nm. The excitation spectrum is composed of a broad band centered 290nm and three narrow bands
corresponding to 4 - 4 transition of Tb3+ centered 378 nm, 400nm and 420nm, respectively. The emission peaks of
phosphor were located at 487nm, 546nm, 584nm and 623nm, which were corresponding to 5D4-7F6, 5D4-7F5, 5D4-7F4 and
5D4-7F3, respectively. The influences of Tb3+ concentration on the luminescent intensity of Y2Si2O7:Tb3+ phosphor was
studied. The results indicated that this phosphor could act as a candidate green phosphor for UV-excited white LED.