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An Outlook on the Phenomena and their Applications

The aim of this book is to give readers a broad review of topical worldwide advancements in theoretical and experimental facts, instrumentation and practical applications erudite by luminescent materials and their prospects in dealing with different types of luminescence like photoluminescence, electroluminescence, thermo-luminescence, triboluminescence, bioluminescence design and applications. The additional part of this book deals with the dynamics, rare-earth ions, photon down-/up-converting materials, luminescence dating, lifetime, bioluminescence microscopical perspectives and prospects towards the basic research or for more advanced applications. This book is divided into four main sections: luminescent materials and their associated phenomena; photo-physical properties and their emerging applications; thermoluminescence dating: from theory to applications, and bioluminescence perspectives and prospects. Individual chapters should serve the broad spectrum of common readers of diverse expertise, layman, students and researchers, who may in this book find easily elucidated fundamentals as well as progressive principles of specific subjects associated with these phenomena. This book was created by 14 contributions from experts in different fields of luminescence and technology from over 20 research institutes worldwide.

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LuminescenceAn Outlook on the Phenomena and their ApplicationsEdited by Jagannathan Thirumalai

Published: November 10th 2016

DOI: 10.5772/62517

ISBN: 978-953-51-2763-5

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2762-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4153-2

Copyright year: 2016

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22 Crossref Citations

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1. The Impact of Luminescence in Technological Scale

By Jagannathan Thirumalai


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2. The Dynamics of Luminescence

By Luyanda L. Noto, Hendrik C. Swart, Bakang M. Mothudi, Pontsho S. Mbule and Mokhotjwa S. Dhlamini


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3. Luminescence in Rare Earth Ion‐Doped Oxide Compounds

By Carlos Ruvalcaba Cornejo


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4. Crystal Symmetry and Polarized Luminescence on Nonpolar ZnO

By Hiroaki Matsui and Hitoshi Tabata


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5. Excitation‐Intensity (EI) Effect on Photoluminescence of ZnO Materials with Various Morphologies

By Prasada Rao Talakonda


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6. Photon-Upconverting Materials: Advances and Prospects for Various Emerging Applications

By Manoj Kumar Mahata, Hans Christian Hofsäss and Ulrich Vetter


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7. Luminescent Glass for Lasers and Solar Concentrators

By Meruva Seshadri, Virgilio de Carvalho dos Anjos and Maria Jose Valenzuela Bell


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8. Luminescent Devices Based on Silicon-Rich Dielectric Materials

By Santiago A. Cabañas-Tay, Liliana Palacios-Huerta, Mariano Aceves- Mijares, Antonio Coyopol, Sergio A. Pérez-García, Liliana Licea- Jiménez, Carlos Domínguez and Alfredo Morales-Sánchez


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9. Recombination Radiation in the Diamond

By Evgeniy Igorevich Lipatov, Dmitriy Evgen’evich Genin, Denis Valer’evich Grigor'ev and Victor Fedotovich Tarasenko


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10. Trap Level Measurements in Wide Band Gap Materials by Thermoluminescence

By Pooneh Saadatkia, Chris Varney and Farida Selim


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11. Luminescence Dating: Applications in Earth Sciences and Archaeology

By Ken Munyikwa


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12. Bioluminescent Fishes and their Eyes

By José Paitio, Yuichi Oba and Victor Benno Meyer-Rochow


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13. Bioluminescence Microscopy: Design and Applications

By Hirobumi Suzuki, May-Maw-Thet, Yoko Hatta-Ohashi, Ryutaro Akiyoshi and Taro Hayashi


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14. Bioluminescence of the Black Sea Ctenophores-Aliens as an Index of their Physiological State

By Tokarev Yuriy Nikolaevich and Mashukova Olga Vladimirovna


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