Making sense of Lanthanide Luminescence

  title={Making sense of Lanthanide Luminescence},
  author={Martinus H. V. Werts},
  journal={Science Progress},
  pages={101 - 131}
  • M. Werts
  • Published 1 May 2005
  • Chemistry, Physics
  • Science Progress
The luminescence of trivalent lanthanide ions has found applications in lighting, lasers, optical telecommunications, medical diagnostics, and various other fields. This introductory review presents the basics of organic and inorganic luminescent materials containing lanthanide ions, their applications, and some recent developments. After a brief history of the discovery, purification and early spectroscopic studies of the lanthanides, the radiative and nonradiative transitions of the 4f… 

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