Progress in Rare-Earth and Actinide Spectroscopy

  • G. Blasse


This chapter reviews the progress made in the field of rare-earth spectroscopy during the recent years. After an introduction, the main topics of more classical rare-earth spectroscopy are summarized. Recent progress in rare-earth spectroscopy is dealt with from the point of view of two-photon spectroscopy, including up-conversion processes and cooperative effects. In the next paragraph this is done with emphasis on energy transfer and migration among rare-earth ions. There is also a paragraph on the different nonradiative transitions in rare-earth ions. Subsequently, the situation for the actinide ions is compared with those for the rare-earth ions. The chapter closes with a short review of important applications.


Host Lattice Energy Migration Energy Level Diagram Nonradiative Transition Nonradiative Rate 
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  • G. Blasse
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  1. 1.Physical LaboratoryUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

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