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Phosphor Handbook

2nd Edition

Edited by Shigeo Shionoya, William M. Yen, Hajime Yamamoto

CRC Press

1,080 pages | 625 B/W Illus.

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A benchmark publication, the first edition of the Phosphor Handbook set the standard for references in this field. Completely revised and updated, this second edition explores new and emerging fields such as nanophosphors, nanomaterials, UV phosphors, quantum cutters, plasma display phosphors, sol-gel and other wet phosphor preparation techniques, preparation through combustion, bioluminescence phosphors and devices, and new laser materials such as OLED. It also contains new chapters on the applications of phosphors in solid state lighting, photoionization of luminescent centers in insulating phosphors, and recent developments in halide-based scintillators.

The handbook provides a comprehensive description of phosphors with an emphasis on practical phosphors and their uses in various kinds of technological applications. It covers the fundamentals, namely the basic principles of luminescence, the principle phosphor materials, and their optical properties. The authors describe phosphors used in lamps, cathode-ray tubes, x-ray, and ionizing radiation detection. They cover common measurement methodology used to characterize phosphor properties, discuss a number of related items, and conclude with the history of phosphor technology and industry.

Table of Contents


Introduction to the Handbook


Fundamentals of Luminescence

Principal Phosphor Materials and their Optical Properties


Methods of Phosphor Synthesis and Related Technology

Phosphors for Lamps

Phosphors for Cathode-Ray Tubes

Phosphors for X-Ray and Ionizing Radiation

Phosphors for Vacuum Fluorescent Displays and Field Emission Displays

Electroluminescence Materials

Phosphors for Plasma Displays

Organic Fluorescent Pigments

Other Phosphors

Solid-State Laser Materials


Measurements of Luminescence Properties of Phosphors

Measurements of Powder Characteristics

Related Important Items

Optical Properties of Powder Layers

Color Vision


History of Phosphor Technology and Industry

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General