Applications of Luminescence

  • F. Williams


The present status and trends of applied research on luminescence are reviewed. Particular attention is focused on fluorescent lamps, cathode ray tube phosphors, electroluminescence and X-ray fluorescent screens. The opportunities for the applications of luminescent phenomena to environmental and energy conservation problems are emphasized.


Fluorescent Lamp Yttrium Oxide Mercury Discharge Visible Photon Calcium Tungstate 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

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

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