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Lanthanide Luminescence

Photophysical, Analytical and Biological Aspects

  • Pekka Hänninen
  • Harri Härmä

Part of the Springer Series on Fluorescence book series (SS FLUOR, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jean-Claude G. Bünzli, Svetlana V. Eliseeva
    Pages 1-45
  3. Tero Soukka, Harri Härmä
    Pages 89-113
  4. Hai-Qiao Wang, Thomas Nann
    Pages 115-132
  5. Stephen Faulkner, Daniel Sykes
    Pages 161-182
  6. Peter A. Tanner
    Pages 183-233
  7. Corinna Spangler, Michael Schäferling
    Pages 235-262
  8. Ari Kuusisto, Pekka Hänninen
    Pages 263-277
  9. Jouko Kankare, Iko Hyppänen
    Pages 279-312
  10. S. Kulmala, T. Ala-Kleme, J. Suomi
    Pages 343-360
  11. Ilkka Hemmilä, Ville Laitala
    Pages 361-380
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 381-385

About this book


Lanthanides have fascinated scientists for more than two centuries now, and since efficient separation techniques were established roughly 50 years ago, they have increasingly found their way into industrial exploitation and our everyday lives. Numerous applications are based on their unique luminescent properties, which are highlighted in this volume. It presents established knowledge about the photophysical basics, relevant lanthanide probes or materials, and describes instrumentation-related aspects including chemical and physical sensors. The uses of lanthanides in bioanalysis and medicine are outlined, such as assays for in vitro diagnostics and research. All chapters were compiled by renowned scientists with a broad audience in mind, providing both beginners in the field and advanced researchers with comprehensive information on on the given subject.



bioanalytics lanthanide luminescence lanthanides rare-earths time-resolved luminescence

Editors and affiliations

  • Pekka Hänninen
    • 1
  • Harri Härmä
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of Cell Biology and AnatomyUniversity of TurkiTurkuFinland
  2. 2., Department of Cell Biology and AnatomyUniversity of TurkuTurkuFinland

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

“It presents all the information in a uniform shape, with consistent abbreviations and variables throughout the chapter, making it a very good introduction for the reader new to the area. … In summary, because of the increase of the research community’s interest in emitting lanthanide ions and/or their complexes for applications ranging from lighting to imaging and sensing, the publication of this book, which provides extensive information on lanthanide luminescence and associated instrumentation as well as the state-of-the art research, is timely.”­­­ (Ana de Bettencourt-Dias, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 133, November, 2011)