Long Afterglow Phosphorescent Materials

  • Suli Wu
  • Zaifa Pan
  • Runfeng Chen
  • Xiaogang Liu

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Materials book series (BRIEFSMATERIALS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Suli Wu, Zaifa Pan, Runfeng Chen, Xiaogang Liu
    Pages 1-19
  3. Suli Wu, Zaifa Pan, Runfeng Chen, Xiaogang Liu
    Pages 21-85
  4. Suli Wu, Zaifa Pan, Runfeng Chen, Xiaogang Liu
    Pages 87-100
  5. Suli Wu, Zaifa Pan, Runfeng Chen, Xiaogang Liu
    Pages 101-116
  6. Suli Wu, Zaifa Pan, Runfeng Chen, Xiaogang Liu
    Pages 117-151
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 153-155

About this book


This book presents the fundamental scientific principles of long afterglow phosphorescent materials and a comprehensive review of both commercialized afterglow materials and the latest advances in the development of novel long afterglow materials. It is designed to supply much needed information about inorganic and organic afterglow materials, including detailed treatment of structure, classification, preparation techniques, characterization, surface modification chemistry, and optical measurements. Special attention is given to technological applications such as photovoltaics, photocatalytic reactions, and lighting and molecular sensing.
Although traditional long afterglow phosphors have been widely investigated and used in industry, and significant efforts have recently been made toward the use of these materials for bioimaging, there is to date no scientific monograph dedicated to afterglow materials. This book not only provides a beginners’ guide to the fundamentals of afterglow luminescence and materials, but also gives skilled researchers essential updates on emerging trends and efforts. The work provides a special focus on organic afterglow materials, which offer several advantages such as light-weight, flexible, and wide varieties; mild preparation conditions; and good processability. This book is aimed at postgraduate students, researchers, and technologists who are engaged in the synthesis, development, and commercialization of afterglow materials. It represents essential reading on interdisciplinary frontiers in the materials science, chemistry, photophysics, and biological aspects of afterglow materials.


Afterglow Luminescence Afterglow Phosphors Applications of Long Afterglow Phosphors Bioimaging Afterglow Phosphors Commercialized Afterflow Materials Inorganic Afterglow Molecules Luminescent Materials luminescence materials Organic Long Afterglow Molecules Surface Modification Afterglow Materials Trapped Energy Level synthesis of afterglow materials persistent luminescence

Authors and affiliations

  • Suli Wu
    • 1
  • Zaifa Pan
    • 2
  • Runfeng Chen
    • 3
  • Xiaogang Liu
    • 4
  1. 1.Dalian University of TechnologyDalianChina
  2. 2.Zhejiang University of TechnologyHangzhouChina
  3. 3.Nanjing University of Posts and TelecommunicationNanjingChina
  4. 4.National University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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