Overview and Trends of Luminescent Research

  • F. Williams


After briefly considering some nigh points in the history of research on luminescence and defining some terms specific to this discipline, we consider general characteristics of current research as regards materials, experimental methods and phenomena, and theory. Current research on luminescence involves a diversity of materials, extremal conditions for experiments, and sophisticated theoretical studies. Examples of both fundamental and applied research are discussed. In general luminescence research is advancing on a broad front, involving advanced experimental and theoretical methods with increasing interactions with other branches of solid state and molecular science.


Inorganic Solid Large Unit Cell Resonant Raman Scattering Electronic Charge Carrier Configuration Coordinate Diagram 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Williams
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA

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