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Fundamentals of Phosphors

1st Edition

Edited by William M. Yen, Shigeo(decease) Shionoya, Hajime Yamamoto

CRC Press

352 pages | 208 B/W Illus.

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Drawing from the second edition of the best-selling Handbook of Phosphors, Fundamentals of Phosphors covers the principles and mechanisms of luminescence in detail and surveys the primary phosphor materials as well as their optical properties. The book addresses cutting-edge developments in phosphor science and technology including oxynitride phosphors and the impact of lanthanide level location on phosphor performance.

Beginning with an explanation of the physics underlying luminescence mechanisms in solids, the book goes on to interpret various luminescence phenomena in inorganic and organic materials. This includes the interpretation of the luminescence of recently developed low-dimensional systems, such as quantum wells and dots. The book also discusses the excitation mechanisms by cathode-ray and ionizing radiation and by electric fields to produce electroluminescence.

The book classifies phosphor materials according to the type of luminescence centers employed or the class of host materials used and interprets the optical properties of these materials, including their luminescence characteristics and mechanisms. Placing a strong emphasis on those materials that are important from a practical point of view, the coverage also includes those possessing no possibility for practical use but are important from a theoretical standpoint.

Table of Contents


Absorption and Emission of Light, E. Nakazawa

Electronic States and Optical Transitions of Solids Crystals, S. Nara, and S. Ibuki

Luminescence of a Localized Center, H. Yamamoto

Impurities and Luminescence in Semiconductors, S. Ibuki

Luminescence of Organic Compounds, T. Tsutsui and C. Adachi

Luminescence of Low Dimensional Systems, Y. Masumoto

Transient Characteristics of Luminescence, E. Nakazawa

Excitation Energy Transfer and Cooperative Optical Phenomena, E. Nakazawa

Excitation Mechanism of Luminescence by Cathode Ray and Iionization Radiation, H. Yamamoto

Inorganic Luminescence, S. Tanaka, H. Kobayashi, and H. Sasakura

Lathanide Level Location and Its Impact on Phosphor Performance, P. Dorenbos


Luminescence Centers of the NS2-Type Ions, S. Tanumizu

Luminescence Centers of Transition Metal Ions, M. Tamatani

Luminescence Centers of Rare Earth Ions, T. Kano

Luminescence Centers of Complex Ions, M. Morita

Ia-VIIb Compounds, S. Shiyonoya

IIa-Vib Compounds, H. Yamamato

IIb-Vib Compounds, S. Shiyanoya

ZnSE abd Related Luminescent Materials, T. Yokogawa

IIIb-Vb Compounds (AI, Ga, Ln)(p,As) Alloys Emitting Visible Luminescence, G.-I. Hatakoshi

(AI, Ga, in)(P, As_) Alloys Emitting Infrared Luminescence, K. Iga

GaN and Related Luminescence Materials, S. Nakamura

Silicon Carbide (siC0 as a Luminescence Material, H. Matsunami

Oxynitride Phosphors, R. Xie, N. Hirosaki, and M. Mitomo

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SCIENCE / Physics