2nd Edition

Phosphor Handbook




ISBN 9780849335648
Published December 1, 2006 by CRC Press
1080 Pages 625 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

A benchmark publication, the first edition of the Phosphor Handbook set the standard for references in this field. Completely revised and updated, this second edition explores new and emerging fields such as nanophosphors, nanomaterials, UV phosphors, quantum cutters, plasma display phosphors, sol-gel and other wet phosphor preparation techniques, preparation through combustion, bioluminescence phosphors and devices, and new laser materials such as OLED. It also contains new chapters on the applications of phosphors in solid state lighting, photoionization of luminescent centers in insulating phosphors, and recent developments in halide-based scintillators.

The handbook provides a comprehensive description of phosphors with an emphasis on practical phosphors and their uses in various kinds of technological applications. It covers the fundamentals, namely the basic principles of luminescence, the principle phosphor materials, and their optical properties. The authors describe phosphors used in lamps, cathode-ray tubes, x-ray, and ionizing radiation detection. They cover common measurement methodology used to characterize phosphor properties, discuss a number of related items, and conclude with the history of phosphor technology and industry.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Introduction to the Handbook

FUNDAMENTALS OF PHOSPHORS
Fundamentals of Luminescence
Principal Phosphor Materials and their Optical Properties

PRACTICAL PHOSPHORS
Methods of Phosphor Synthesis and Related Technology
Phosphors for Lamps
Phosphors for Cathode-Ray Tubes
Phosphors for X-Ray and Ionizing Radiation
Phosphors for Vacuum Fluorescent Displays and Field Emission Displays
Electroluminescence Materials
Phosphors for Plasma Displays
Organic Fluorescent Pigments
Other Phosphors
Solid-State Laser Materials

MEASUREMENTS OF PHOSPHOR PROPERTIES
Measurements of Luminescence Properties of Phosphors
Measurements of Powder Characteristics
Related Important Items
Optical Properties of Powder Layers
Color Vision

HISTORY
History of Phosphor Technology and Industry

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