Phosphor Handbook

Phosphor Handbook

Process, Properties and Applications

1st Edition - January 15, 2023

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  • Editors: Vijay Pawade, Ritesh Kohale, Sanjay Dhoble, Hendrik Swart
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323906500
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323905398

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Phosphor Handbook: Process, Properties and Applications provides a comprehensive overview of the latest advances in research on the synthesis, characterization and applications of organic and inorganic phosphors. There is detailed information presented on the characterization of the relevant phosphor groups, such as up-conversion and down-conversion phosphors, inorganic LED phosphors, organic LED phosphors and thermoluminescence and dosimetric phosphors using various physical and chemical advances. Finally, the advances in phosphor technologies are discussed, including current barriers to their use in commercial applications and emerging opportunities. This book is suitable for researchers and practitioners in academia and those working in R&D in industry in the disciplines of materials science and engineering, materials chemistry, materials physics, photonics science and technology, nanotechnology and physical chemistry.

Key Features

  • Introduces fundamentals of phosphor materials, including their mechanisms, properties and technologies
  • Reviews the most important categories of phosphor materials (inorganic and organic) for use in light-emitting diodes and dosimetry
  • Discusses advances in physical and chemical methods to synthesize and characterize phosphor materials


Materials Scientists and Engineers; Physical Chemists

Table of Contents

  • Section I - Fundamentals of Phosphors
    1. Brief History of Phosphors
    2. Mechanism, Properties & Applications of phosphors
    3. Lanthanide Doped Phosphors: An Overview
    4. Conversion Phosphors: An Overview
    5. Recent Progress In Phosphor Technology

    Section II - Inorganic LED phosphors
    6. Garnet phosphors
    7. Silicates Phosphors
    8. Borates Phosphors
    9. Nitrates Phosphors
    10. Oxides Based Phosphors

    Section III - Organic LEDs phosphors
    11. RE3+ β-diketonate complexes
    12. RExY (1-x)(TTA)3 Phen organic complexes
    13. RE -activated aluminium–tris (8-hydroxyquinoline) complexes
    14. P-Hydroxy DPQ phosphors for OLEDs
    15. Li+ activated Alq3 complexes

    Section IV - TLD phosphors
    16. Fluoride Phosphors
    17. Sulphate Phosphors
    18. Phosphate Phosphors
    19. Vanadate Phosphors
    20. Borate Phosphors

Product details

  • No. of pages: 440
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2023
  • Published: January 15, 2023
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323906500
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323905398

About the Editors

Vijay Pawade

Dr. Vijay B. Pawade is an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Physics at the Laximarayan Institute of Technology, R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur, India. His research focuses on rare earth-doped oxide materials and their applications in LEDs, solar cell devices and photocatalysis processes. He has published 36 research papers in refereed international peer reviewed journals and acts as a reviewer for journals published by Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, Taylor & Francis, RSC, and ACS. He has contributed 12 book chapters on different themes like nonmaterial synthesis, characterization and their applications in energy conversion and storage devices, QDs, Spectroscopy of Lanthanide etc.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Physics, Laximarayan Institute of Technology, R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur, India

Ritesh Kohale

Dr. Ritesh L. Kohale is an Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Physics, SGM College, Nagpur, India. His research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of pyrophosphate-based phosphors for solid-state lighting, and on nanostructured materials for display technologies. He has published more than 40 research papers in international and national reviewed journals and also he has edited book in Nova Science Publisher. He is an editorial board member of American Journal of Optics and Photonics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor and Head of Department, SGM College, Nag., India

Sanjay Dhoble

Prof. Sanjay J. Dhoble is presently working as a professor in the Department of Physics at R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur, India. During his research career, he has worked on the synthesis and characterization of solid-state lighting materials, as well as the development of radiation dosimetry phosphors using thermoluminescence techniques and utilization of fly ash. Dr. Dhoble has more than 780 research publications in international and national peer-reviewed journals, more than 582 research papers are published in Scopus-indexed journals. Dr. Dhoble is an Editor of the journal Luminescence.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Physics, R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur, India

Hendrik Swart

Prof. Hendrik C Swart is a B1 NRF rated researcher (Internationally acclaimed researchers) and currently a senior professor in the Department of Physics at the University of the Free State. Over the past 22 years he has led research in the area of the degradation of phosphors for field emission displays, as well as developing materials for nano solid state lighting. He has been key in the development of processes to synthesize and deposit thin films of various types of semiconductor nano-particles which will enhance the color, luminescent intensity and lifetime of such displays. He has more than 650 publications in international peer reviewed journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Professor, Department of Physics, University of Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

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