Special Issue "Luminescent Properties of Lanthanoid Doped Crystals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2017)
In times of major changes for mankind, with respect of generating and using energy, the quest for efficient processes is more important than ever. This is especially true for luminophores regarding lighting strategies and display technologies, but also for detection methods, security issues and many other fields of applications. Solid, crystalline compounds bearing lanthanoid cations as activators represent a very vital research area in the realm of luminescent materials. The host materials are usually inert to environmental influences and the synthesis is facile in most cases. The role of the dopants is a very diverse one, with influences of the crystal field (e.g., Eu2+), parity forbidden f−f transitions (e.g., Eu3+, Tb3+) that can be rather intense nonetheless, or the effect of co-dopants (e.g., Gd3+), just to name a few. These are more than enough reasons for producing the current special issue.
The Special Issue on “Luminescent Properties of Lanthanoid Doped Crystals” is intended to provide a unique international forum, aimed at covering a broad description of results involving crystalline materials doped with rare-earth metal cations and their properties. Scientists working in a wide range of disciplines are invited to contribute to this issue.
The topics summarized under the keywords broadly cover examples with a much greater number of sub-topics in mind. This volume is especially open for any innovative contributions involving luminescent crystalline materials doped with lanthanoid cations within the aspects of the topics and sub-topics.
Dr. Ingo Hartenbach
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- materials synthesis
- luminescence spectroscopy
- structure-property relationships
- doping and co-doping
- theoretical aspects