Special Issue "Modern Luminescence Spectroscopy of Minerals"

A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X). This special issue belongs to the section "Crystallography and Physical Chemistry of Minerals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Michael Gaft

Department of Physics, Ariel University, Ariel, West Bank, Israel
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Interests: spectroscopy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Laser based spectroscopy has become an integral part of the routine analytical tools applied in mineralogy. Increased, and currently still even further increasing, use of different kinds of spectroscopy is favored by a number of aspects, including the availability of reliable spectrometer systems in many institutions worldwide. A shortcoming, however, still exists, namely, the limited availability of comprehensive and dependable spectrum databases comprising modern spectroscopy spectra. Researchers often are obliged to do troublesome literature searches, in order to find reliable references backing up their own analytical findings and interpretations. The task of this special issue to survey the modern possibilities and aims in mineral investigations, including the main characteristics of all the methods and the most important problems. Each manuscript presents a complete, albeit condensed, form problems, methods, theories, and directions of investigations, and estimates their importance and strategic position in mineralogy. The following fields will be covered: laser induced time resolved luminescence, optically stimulated luminescence, Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), Infrared spectroscopy, Raman Spectroscopy. Special manuscripts will be devoted to combination of laser-based spectroscopy with other techniques, such as optical spectroscopy, laser ablation techniques and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR).

Prof. Dr. Michael Gaft
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Minerals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • laser
  • spectroscopy
  • mineralogy
  • physics
  • chemistry

Published Papers

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