Radiationless Processes

  • Baldassare DiBartolo
  • Velda Goldberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Present Trends in the Theory of Radiationless Processes

    1. F. Williams, D. E. Berry, J. E. Bernard
      Pages 1-37
  3. Spectroscopy and Radiationless Deactivation

  4. Spectroscopy and Radiationless Processes in Simple Molecules

  5. Electronic Relaxation in Large Molecules

    1. J. Jortner
      Pages 103-156
  6. Intersystem Crossing in Complex Molecules

    1. R. G. Pappalardo
      Pages 157-211
  7. Multiphonon Processes, Cross-Relaxation and Up-Conversion in Ion-Activated Solids, Exemplified By Minilaser Materials

  8. Radiationless Processes in Luminescent Materials

  9. Defect Structures in Phosphors By Radiationless Transitions

    1. R. Grasser, A. Scharmann
      Pages 323-367
  10. The Relevance of Nonradiative Transitions to Solid State Lasers

  11. Radiationless Processes in Semiconductors

    1. F. Williams, D. E. Berry, J. E. Bernard
      Pages 409-430
  12. Long Seminars Photoacoustics and Deexcitation Processes in Condensed Media

  13. Radiationless Decay of Excitons

    1. J. Singh
      Pages 465-470
  14. Phonon Coupling to Radiative, Nonradiative, and Energy-Transfer Transitions

  15. On the Evaluation of Decay Rates in Solids

  16. Multiphonon Relaxation in Glasses

    1. R. Reisfeld
      Pages 489-498
  17. Stimulated Emission in the Presence of Strong Nonradiative Decay in Crystals

  18. The Role of Polarons in Radiationless Processes

  19. Quantum Mechanical Calculation of the Relation between the Radiationless and Radiative Decay Rates with Application to Molecules in the Gas Phase and Ions in the Solid State and the Consequences for Temperature Quenching (Abstract Only)

  20. Short Seminars (Abstracts)

  21. Back Matter
    Pages 539-545

About this book


This book presents an account of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on "Radiationless Processes," held in Erice, Italy, from November 18 to December 1, 1979. This meeting was organized by the International School of Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy of the "Ettore Majorana" Centre for Scientific Culture. The objective of the Institute was to formulate a comprehensive treatment of the various processes by which molecules and crystals in excited electronic levels relax nonradiatively to the ground level. A total of 83 participants came from 62 laboratories and 22 nations (Australia, Belgium, Brasil, Canada, Czechoslovakia, France, F. R. Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and U.S.S.R.). The secretaries of the Institute were: Velda Goldberg for the scientific aspects and Antonino La Francesca for the administrative aspects of the meeting. Eleven series of lectures for a total of 36 hours were given. Nine "long" seminars and 7 "short" seminars were also presented. In addition, two informal seminars and 2 round-table discussions were held. After an introductory overview of the theory of radiation1ess processes, the Institute dealt firstly with the interaction of electrons with the distribution of vibrational modes in simple molecules, then with the increasingly complex situation found in large lsolated molecules, gnd finally with the coupling of excited electrons with the continuous phonon distribution in insulating solids.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Baldassare DiBartolo
    • 1
  • Velda Goldberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsBoston CollegeUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsBoston CollegeUSA

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