Luminescence of Inorganic Solids

  • Baldassare Di Bartolo
  • Velda Godberg
  • Dennis Pacheco

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Overview and Trends of Luminescent Research

  3. Interaction of Radiation with Ions in Solids

  4. Multiphonon Interaction of Excited Luminescent Centers in the Weak Coupling Limit: Non Radiative Decay and Multiphonon Side Bands

  5. Energy Levels and Transitions of Transition Metal Ions in Solids

  6. Experimental Spectroscopic Techniques for Transition Metal Ions in Solids

  7. Luminescence from Solids with High Concentrations of Transition Metal Ions

  8. Spectroscopy and Luminescence of Lanthanides and Actinides

  9. Luminescence Spectra of Solids: Filled-Shell Ions

  10. Generalized Excitations in Pure Ionic Crystals

    1. D. P. Pacheco, B. Di Bartolo
      Pages 295-336
  11. Luminescent Processes in Semiconductors

  12. Energy Levels of Strongly Interacting Ion Pairs

  13. Polaron Theory Applied to Luminescent Point and Associated Impurities

  14. On the Theory of the Effects of Hydrostatic Pressure on the Optical Spectra of Impurities in Solids

  15. Pressure-Dependence of the Probability of Vibronic Transitions

  16. Materials Science of the Luminescence of Inorganic Solids

  17. Resonant Secondary Emission of Impurity Centres in Crystals: Luminescence, Hot Luminescence, Light Scattering

  18. Topical Problems of Laser Crystal Physics

    1. A. A. Kaminskii
      Pages 511-538
  19. Applications of Luminescence

    1. F. Williams
      Pages 539-546
  20. Modern Techniques in Optical Spectroscopy

    1. R. C. Powell
      Pages 547-602
  21. Long Seminars

  22. Short Seminars (Abstracts)

  23. Back Matter
    Pages 695-700

About this book


These proceedings report the lectures and seminars of a course entitled "Luminescence of Inorganic Solids," held at Erice, Italy, June 15-30, 1977. This course \'7aS an activity of the International School of Atomic and No1ecu1ar Spectroscopy of the "Ettore Hajorana" Centre for Scientific Culture. The course opened with an overvievl of the present status of luminescence research and with an assessment of its future trends. The following lectures introduced the basic formalism behind the interaction of matter with the radiation field and the lattice phonons. The luminescence properties of various classes of in­ organic materials were treated next, for the specific cases of unfilled-shell activators (transition metal, lanthanide and actinide ions) and filled-s~e11 activators (s2 and d10 ions). Different models suitable for the description of the luminescence properties of semiconductors vlere examined next. The dynamics of energy transfer and relaxation in the excited state of t;1e activators were treated in lectures devoted to the luminescence phenomena of sensitization, concentration quenching and thermal quenching. Finally, the relevance of luminescence studies to the field of phosphor technology and to the laser field Has examined. Each lecturer began the treatment of this topic(s) at a fundamental level and finally reached the current level of research. The sequence of the lectures was determined by the requirements of a didactical presentation. The emphasis of the course was primarily on basic principles. The formal lectures Here complemented by seminars and discussions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Baldassare Di Bartolo
    • 1
  • Velda Godberg
    • 1
  • Dennis Pacheco
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsBoston CollegeUSA

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