Modern Luminescence from Fundamental Concepts to Materials and Applications

Modern Luminescence from Fundamental Concepts to Materials and Applications

Volume 1: Concepts of Luminescence

1st Edition - December 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Surender Sharma, Carlos Jacinto da Silva, Daniel Garcia, Navadeep Shrivatava
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323899543

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Modern Luminescence: From Fundamental Concepts to Materials and Applications, Volume One, Concepts and Luminescence is a multivolume work that reviews the fundamental principles, properties and applications of luminescent materials. Topics addressed include key concepts of luminescence, with a focus on important characterization techniques to understand a wide category of luminescent materials. The most relevant luminescent materials, such as transition metals, rare-earth materials, actinide-based materials, and organic materials are discussed, along with emerging applications of luminescent materials in biomedicine, solid state devices, and the development of hybrid materials. This book is an important introduction to the underlying scientific concepts needed to understand luminescence, such as atomic and molecular physics and chemistry. Other topics explored cover the latest advances in materials characterization methods, such as Raman spectroscopy, ultrafast spectroscopy, nonlinear spectroscopy, and more. Finally, there is a focus on the materials physics of nanophotonics.

Key Features

  • Includes an overview of the underlying scientific concepts of luminescence, such as quantum theory, physics and historical context
  • Provides the most important materials characterization methods, including Raman spectroscopy, nonlinear spectroscopy, and more for a wide range of luminescent materials
  • Introduces nanophotonics dynamics that are important to keep in mind when designing materials and devices


Materials Scientists and Engineers, Chemists, Physicists

Table of Contents

  • Unit 1: Atomic Physics
    1. Review of Atomic Physics and Quantum theory
    2. Quantum Theory of Many electron atoms and Energy levels
    3. Fine Structure in Atomic Spectra: Electron Spin and Energy level interpretation

    Unit 2: Molecular Physics and Chemistry
    4. Chemistry of Excited Molecules
    5. Raman spectroscopy and Interpretation of Energy levels
    6. Ultrafast spectroscopy and exciton dynamics
    7. Near Field luminescence and microscopy
    8. Semiconductor organic molecules

    Unit 3: Laser Physics and New Lights
    9. Nonlinear spectroscopy
    10. Scopes of Lasers in Spectroscopy

    Unit 4: Dynamics of Nanophotonics
    11. Fundamentals of Light-Matter Interactions
    12. Nanocontrol of Excitation and Emission Mechanism
    13. Nanophotonics in Modern Plasmonic and Nanolasers
    14. Physics of Photonic crystals and Applications

    Unit 5: Experimental Techniques
    15. Electron transitions and exploration of energy levels with energy transfer
    16. Spectroscopic Instrumentation I

Product details

  • No. of pages: 600
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2022
  • Published: December 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323899543

About the Editors

Surender Sharma

Dr. Surender Kumar Sharma is working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at Central University of Punjab, India. Before joining the Physics faculty, he worked as an Assistant Professor (Senior Grade) at the Department of Physics, Federal University of Maranhao (UFMA), Brazil. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, India in 2007. He worked on different research/academic positions in Brazil, France, Czech Republic, India and Mexico from 2006-2019. His research interests include magnetic nanohybrids and luminescent nanomaterials and their synthesis, characterization and utilization in magnetic and biomedical applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Phsycis, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, Punjab, India

Carlos Jacinto da Silva

Dr. Carlos Jacinto da Silva received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in physics from the Universidade Federal de Alagoas (UFAL), Alagoas, Brazil, in 2000 and 2002, respectively, and the Ph. D degree from the Instituto de Física de São Carlos, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil, in 2006. Since August 2006 he has been a professor of the Institute of Physics (IP) at UFAL. His current research interests include: materials for nanoscience and nanotechnology; fluorescence and thermal imaging; developments of materials and techniques for diagnosis and therapy; nanomaterials for nano-bio-photonics and smart lighting and green lighting; etc. He is the author or co-author of more than 120 referred papers; has presented more of 20 invited talks in conferences and universities/institutes; has advised at around 20 master-dissertations and doctorate-thesis and supervised more of 10 doctors. He is currently a Professor Associado III (penultimate level for full professor); since 2014 he is the director of IP-UFAL.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Group of Nano-Photonics and Imaging, Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal de Alagoas (UFAL), Maceio, Brazil

Daniel Garcia

Dr. Daniel Jaque Garcia is working as Professor in the Department of Materials Physics Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain since from 2007. He has received his D. Sc. in Physics from Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain in 1999. His current research interests include: Photonics, Spectroscopy and Nanotechnology. He is the author of more than 350 International peer reviewed papers. He has presented several invited talks in conferences and universities/institutes; and supervised more than 10 PhD students.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Materials Physics, Autonomous University of Madrid (AUM), Madrid, Spain

Navadeep Shrivatava

Dr. Navadeep Shrivastava has obtained his PhD from Federal University of Maranhao, Brazil under the guidance of Prof. (Dr.) Surender Kumar Sharma in 2017. His expertise lies in the synthesis and characterizations of multifunctional nanomaterials based on magnetic nanoparticles and rare-earth spectroscopy. Currently, he is involved in research activities as a Researcher, University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres, Canada with a major research focus in design of multifunctional colloidal nanohybrids for thermal nanomedicine, multimodal imaging and nanothermometry.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher, Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics; University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada

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