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Luminescence: General Concepts and Applications to the Study of Solids

  • Franco Bassani

Abstract

Luminescence is the general term used to indicate emission of light by matter. Luminescence phenomena have always been known to man: lightning, the aurora borealis, light emission by bacteria in the sea or by decaying organic matter are common natural phenomena. However, it was a specific artificial effect observed by accident by a shoemaker named Vincenzo Casciarolo in 1603 that started the scientific inquiry into the problem of luminescence.

Keywords

Spontaneous Emission Vibrational State Stokes Shift Probability Rate Dipole Matrix Element 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Franco Bassani
    • 1
  1. 1.Scuola Normale SuperiorePisaItaly

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